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Cal State Long Beach - TT Assistant Professor of GeographyEdit

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geography with research specialization in spatial dimensions of Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and/or Sexuality in urban contexts. Candidate will have a PhD in Geography, Urban Planning, or closely related field (at time of application or official notification of completion by August 1, 2019) with expertise in one or more of the following sub-specializations: black, Latinx, feminist, or queer geographies; health geographies; migration and mobility; emotional geographies; social or environmental justice; legal geographies; or similar topical sub-areas. 

Candidate will demonstrate ability to teach undergraduate and graduate Geography courses including courses in human diversity and area(s) of expertise. Candidate will demonstrate ability or strong potential for generating extramural funding for research and student support. A strong commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population and broader community is essential. 

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here: http://www.calstate.edu/hr/benefits/documents/cfa-unit-3-benefits-summary.pdf

'REQUIRED 'DOCUMENTATION:                                 

·         A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page single-spaced)

·         Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications

·         CV (including current email address)

·         Three current, signed letters of recommendation submitted directly by references submitted electronically through Academic Jobs Online (see link below)

·         Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree

·         Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form and an official transcript.

Applicants should apply and submit all required documentation electronically through:

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11570

Upon request, finalists will be required to submit original, official documents, as noted in the required documentation section. Requests for information should be addressed to:Dr. Christine L. Jocoy, Search Committee Chair
California State University, Long Beach. Department of Geography. 1250 Bellflower Boulevard. Long Beach, CA 90840-3905. 562-985-8432 or 562-985-4977 christine.jocoy@csulb.edu

APPLICATION DEADLINE:      Review of applications to begin October 15, 2018      Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)


+ Skype interview scheduled on 10/30

Georgetown University - TT Line Asst Prof in the Culture and Politics Program - Human Rights / HumanitarianismEdit

The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University invites applications for a new tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor with a focus on culture and politics. The position will start in Fall 2019. We seek candidates with research expertise in human rights and/or humanitarianism who have a demonstrated interdisciplinary background in cultural/social theory as it relates to global politics. Regional specialization and disciplinary field are open, but an international component is required. We encourage candidates who draw from multiple disciplinary and methodological approaches.

Applicants should have exceptional scholarly promise and substantial research accomplishments. The appointment is attached to the Culture and Politics (CULP) undergraduate major within the School of Foreign Service (SFS). CULP is a large interdisciplinary undergraduate program that emphasizes critical social inquiry within a transnational/global context, interrelating questions of power structures and identity.  

The search committee will evaluate applicant teaching records and potential for excellence both in the classroom and in the related areas of course design, curricular development, and student mentoring. Preference will be given to applicants with teaching experience who have completed their Ph.D. The teaching load is two courses per semester, which includes the CULP major’s undergraduate Gateway course “Theorizing Culture and Politics.” The SFS offers a rigorous four-year undergraduate program in international studies, as well as several master’s degrees in area studies, security studies, global human development, and international affairs. Opportunities for interdisciplinary dialogue on human rights and humanitarianism span the university and bridge scholarly and practitioner arenas, such as the Institute for the Study of International Migration, Global Human Development Program, SFS area studies programs, and Institute for Racial Justice.

In order to apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a representative scholarly writing sample, and teaching materials (if available: sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, and a brief statement of preferred teaching approach). Applications received by November 1, 2018 will be given full consideration; review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

All applications and supporting materials must be submitted through the following link: [https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11907]. Faxed, emailed, or mailed applications will not be accepted. Questions about the online application system should be directed to Sarah Nebbeling, Assistant Director of Faculty Affairs, at ska60@georgetown.edu. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Shiloh Krupar, Field Chair of the Culture and Politics Program, at srk34@georgetown.edu.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

Michigan Technological University (MI) - TT Assistant Professor in Anthropology or GeographyEdit

The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University invites applications for an Assistant Professor to join our interdisciplinary social sciences faculty. We seek a scholar specializing in heritage, environment, and industrial communities to strengthen our graduate programs (M.S. and Ph.D.) in Industrial Heritage & Archaeology and/or Environmental & Energy Policy. A Ph.D. in Anthropology or Geography, or a related interdisciplinary field, is required by August 15, 2019.

Candidates with research foci that emphasize environmental health and/or pollution, social justice, urban and/or at-risk communities, labor relations, brownfield revitalization, or deindustrialization are particularly encouraged to apply. We seek a colleague committed to community-led or engaged collaborative research and teaching and/or GIS or related spatial sciences. The successful candidate will have a strong research program and high potential for securing external funding.

Applicants must demonstrate how their research and teaching interests strengthen one or both of our graduate programs, and articulate with one or more of our undergraduate programs in Anthropology, History, Law and Society, Social Sciences, and our new major, Sustainability Science and Society. Teaching experience is strongly preferred: the teaching load is two courses per semester, with one course per year being our core interdisciplinary course Global Issues. Michigan Tech is a research university (RU/H) with approximately 7,300 undergraduate and graduate students.

Michigan Tech is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Applications from women and minorities are highly encouraged by both the department and the institution. Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM. Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting dual career partners in attracting and retaining a quality workforce. See http://www.dual.mtu.edu for additional information.

  • Review of applications will commence on November 15, 2018. Full consideration will be given to applications received by that date. Interested candidates should complete the online application and upload required materials including: (1) a letter of interest, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) research statement, (4) teaching statement, (5) writing sample, and (6) names and contact information for three references. You can find out more about this position, including where to submit your materials electronically at: http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/6844. Please direct inquiries to the Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Melissa Baird at mfbaird@mtu.edu or 906-487-2366.

Portland State University (OR) - TT Assistant Professor - Urban Social ScienceEdit

The University Honors College seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Urban Social Science beginning Fall 2019. Candidates with degrees in the fields of sociocultural anthropology and human geography will be considered; a Ph.D. in one of these fields must be completed by August 30, 2019. The position is open in regards to subfield specialization, although we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in ethnic, gender, queer, or information studies.

This position is teaching intensive with a primary emphasis on disciplinary methodologies and writing instruction but we also expect candidates to have a strong scholarly agenda. The successful candidate will have an approach to teaching that includes close textual analysis, writing, and disciplinary methods. Teaching responsibilities will include core courses in the University Honors curriculum including the three-term first year sequence, the second year social sciences research methods course, advanced interdisciplinary seminars, and thesis courses.

The position includes an expectation of service activities including taking an active role in matters of college governance as well as participation in tasks associated with the annual Honors Admissions cycle.

Primary Activity I - Instructional Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate in Sociocultural Anthropology or Human Geography. ABD will be considered but degree must be earned by 8/30/2019.

Preferred Qualifications: Interdisciplinary experience preferred but not required.

Key Cultural Competencies:

Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.
  • Posting Close Date: 11/01/2018.

Syracuse University (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Geography (Community Geography)Edit

The Department of Geography, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University seeks to hire a human geographer with interests in community geography and participatory geographies at the rank of assistant professor. This is a tenure-track appointment. Ph.D. required at time of appointment.

We seek a human geographer whose research and teaching focus on some combination of the following areas: community geography, participatory (action) research, participatory mapping or participatory GIS, and/or community-based scholarship focused on social change. We expect to hire a scholar poised to make a significant theoretical contribution to key subfields in critical human geography, but whose work is also empirically rooted, preferably in the Global South. Possible areas of research expertise include social and environmental justice, inequality, public health, development, poverty, indigenous geographies, disaster management, social movements, and the digital humanities. Applications from candidates with experience with multiple methods, especially participatory and critical GIS, historical GIS, geovisualization techniques, community mapping, and other innovative participatory methods, are welcome, as are applications from scholars emphasizing socially relevant, publicly engaged, or action-oriented scholarship on inequality and social change. Candidates should demonstrate clear evidence of a strong research program moving forward and of significant promise in teaching. The most competitive candidates will see synergistic opportunities with existing strengths in our Department, such as the Syracuse Community Geography Program, as well as with the Maxwell School’s commitment to socially relevant scholarship oriented toward public engagement.

Besides contributing to the Department’s research and teaching strengths in political, urban, or cultural geography and environment-society, we seek a scholar who might also contribute to initiatives across the Maxwell School. Opportunities for interdisciplinary research include the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion; the Maxwell Labor Studies Group; the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs; the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Cooperation; the Center for Environmental Policy and Administration; and regional programs in the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and European Union, and others. The Geography Department maintains strong collaborative links with other social science departments and interdisciplinary programs in international relations, citizenship and civic engagement, and other areas, as well as with scholars in African-American Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Food Studies.

The Department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, service, and/or lived experiences have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in our work with students, colleagues, and wider communities.

Qualifications: Ph.D. required at time of appointment.

Job Specific Qualifications: Areas of expertise: Community Geography and Participatory Geography.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses per semester in areas of specialization. Courses will be from all levels of the curriculum from introductory undergraduate classes through advanced graduate seminars. The successful candidate will also be expected to advise undergraduate and graduate students and to serve on graduate advisory committees. Precise courses to be taught will be determined in consultation with the department chair.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research and publish in the scholarly literature in areas of specialization, to seek internal and external grants, and (if appropriate) to engage in interdisciplinary or other collaborative research efforts. While untenured faculty members have a reduced service obligation, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the service activities of the department, school/college, university, and profession.

Candidates must complete an online faculty demographic summary (available at http://www.sujobopps.com/) and attach online the following: a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and teaching statement. In addition, applicants will be required to provide the full email address and contact information for three references. Letters of reference will be solicited for a small pool of the most competitive candidates, as will diversity and inclusion statements.

  • Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, with full consideration given to those received by October 15, 2018. However, the department will continue to consider applications until this position is filled.


- Letters & Inclusion, Diversity Statement requested (11/1/2018)

University of Colorado Boulder (CO) - TT Position - Human GeographyEdit

The Department of Geography at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Human Geography. A Ph.D. in Geography or related field is required by the time of appointment. Applicants in related fields should demonstrate their knowledge of and engagement with Geography. Appointment begins August 2019. Applicants should have a strong record of conducting field research and engagement with theoretical debates in Geography. Priority will be given to candidates whose research specialization includes North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia or Southeast Asia. Topics of particular interest include the Muslim World, political Islam, energy, water and food, and conflict. This faculty member will rotate into large introductory human geography classes, as well as upper-division and graduate seminars in the areas of her/his specialization. All requirements for the PhD must be completed by August 15, 2019.  


letter requested & phone interview scheduled (11/7/2018)

University of Delaware (DE) - TT Assistant Professor of Human GeographyEdit

The Department of Geography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of human geography beginning September 2019. We seek a scholar who shows exceptional promise as an intellectual leader in the field of political ecology emphasizing quantitative or mixed methods with a focus on natural resources. A strong candidate will have disciplinary overlap in the areas of urban geography, political geography, or both, and regional expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa or Asia. However, applicants with expertise in any sub-discipline of human geography are invited to apply. This position will provide the opportunity to interact with colleagues in the department's well-established climatology and physical geography programs, new hires in GIS and big data, and connections to units on campus including the Environmental Humanities Working Group, Area Studies Programs, the Water Science and Policy Graduate Program, the Delaware Environmental Institute, and the Disaster Research Center. The Geography Department at the University of Delaware is a nationally and internationally recognized department that offers undergraduate degrees in Geography, Environmental Science and Environmental Studies, and Meteorology, MA and MS degrees in Geography, Ph.D. degrees in Geography and Climatology, and a graduate-level certificate program in Geographic Information Science. Our research and teaching interact extensively with programs across campus and beyond. Questions regarding this position (but not applications) may be addressed to the committee chair Dana Veron, dveron@udel.edu.

Recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of America’s best universities to work for in 2012, the University of Delaware is located midway between Philadelphia and Baltimore with access to regional transit and is a Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Land Grant institution and a member of the UCGIS.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will be expected to develop an ambitious research program with a high level of publication and external support, enhance human geography course offerings and mentor students in our degree programs, and offer service to the department, college, university, profession, and community. A Ph.D. in Geography or related discipline is required at the time of appointment.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: To be considered for this position, applicants should submit: 1) a letter of application addressing their qualifications for the position, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) statements of research and teaching interests, 4) a diversity statement, 5) up to three publications as examples of the candidate’s scholarship, and 6) contact information for three references.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 5, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Further information about our department and programs may be found at http://www.udel.edu/Geography.

- 10/23 letters requested

-11/9 phone interview scheduled

University of Minnesota (MN) - TT Assistant Professor Urban Geography/Urban StudiesEdit

The Department of Geography, Environment and Society at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with expertise in Urban Geography or Urban Studies, to begin fall semester 2019 (August 26, 2019).

We are excited to receive applications from scholars with an established track record of publication and the potential to make theoretical and empirical contributions that will shape the way the fields of urban geography and urban studies respond to a rapidly changing world. Applications are sought from scholars in any urban subfield. Those whose research engages the fields of Black geographies, Indigenous Studies, carceral geographies, urban political ecology, critical infrastructure studies and/or postcolonial urban theory are especially encouraged to apply. The Department is committed to the priorities of the University of Minnesota to recruit and retain a diverse faculty comprising the best field-shaping researchers and teachers and to reduce barriers to interdisciplinary partnerships. The successful candidate will not only contribute to the intellectual life of our department but will have the opportunity to engage with exciting programs across our leading research university, including the Race, Indigeneity, Gender, and Sexuality (RIGS) Initiative, the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, the Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center, the Institute on the Environment and the Minnesota Population Center.

The successful applicant will contribute to teaching, research and service in the Department of Geography, Environment and Society and the Urban Studies program housed in our Department. Salary will be competitive, dependent upon the successful candidate's qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policies.

How To Apply: Applications must be submitted online through the University's HR system (see links below). To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a CV and cover letter. Applicants should send a cover letter describing their research agenda and detailing their approach to teaching urban courses. Once this step is complete, please add a writing sample and a document with the names and complete contact information for three references by accessing the "My Activities" page and uploading there.

Letters of Recommendation: In addition to the required documents submitted through the U of M employment system described above, applicants must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be emailed separately to gdsearch@umn.edu with your last name in the subject line.

Both the cover letter and the letters of reference should be addressed to the co-chairs of the search committee: Professors Kate Derickson and Kathy Klink.

For questions about the application process, please contact the department administrator, Glen Powell, at powel160@umn.edu or 612-625-6080. For questions about the position, contact Professor Kate Derickson at kdericks@umn.edu.

  • Applicants wishing to ensure full consideration should submit their materials, including letters of recommendation, before October 1, 2018. A PhD is required by August of 2019.


10/31 - Short List Announced

University of Washington (WA) - TT Assistant Professor, Human GeographyEdit

The Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek a human geographer studying race, diaspora or migration. Anticipated start date is September 16, 2019.

The Department of Geography consistently ranks among the top 10 geography departments in the US. Faculty and graduate students conduct internationally recognized research. We have over 270 undergraduate majors. Our research and teaching collaborations have transformative impacts from local to global scales, confronting urgent challenges of our time. Faculty research crosses disciplinary boundaries and we have strong connections to campus units that include American Indian Studies; Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences; Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology; Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies; Labor Studies; the Schools of Public Health & Medicine; and the Simpson Center for the Humanities.

The successful candidate will demonstrate theoretically innovative and creative research directions and methodologies. A PhD in geography or related field or foreign equivalent is required by the date of the appointment.

Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Apply at http://bit.ly/2RzDpKE .



University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire (WI) - TT Assistant Professor in Critical Human or Nature-Society GeographyEdit

A tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor is available in the Department of Geography and Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences. We seek a human or nature-society geographer with expertise in social and/or environmental justice informed by contemporary critical perspectives and the ability to integrate their work with geospatial techniques. Areas of scholarly specialization might include: transnational, intersectional feminist, or post-colonial geographies; indigenous resource management or ecological knowledge; development and planning; medical geography or public health; race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality; or other sub-specialty that addresses spatial disparities and advances social equity. The candidate must be committed to teaching excellence, actively engaging undergraduates, and mentoring students from groups underrepresented in geography. The candidate will join a vibrant and well-supported geography department with a dynamic and integrated human/physical/geospatial curriculum. Primary teaching responsibilities will be our introductory human geography (GEOG 111), nature-society (GEOG 178), or geospatial analysis (GEOG 135) course, other geography courses in UW-Eau Claire’s liberal education core, and elective geography courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise (e.g., feminist or other equity, diversity, or inclusion-themed geographies). The candidate should also be able to teach our introductory GIS course (GEOG 335) and to lead student-focused field experiences. The candidate will be expected to stay current with developments in contemporary critical scholarship in geography and apply them in support of our department’s interdisciplinary contributions to the university and community. We encourage applications from persons of groups historically underrepresented in geography.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : Earned doctorate in geography by August 21, 2019. Evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship; academic specialization in critical human or nature-society geography; evidence of ability to integrate geospatial techniques into critical scholarship and teaching; and demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS : Evidence of successful university teaching (e.g., knowledge and skills in educational technology, leading student experiences, formal and informal assessment practices, classroom management).

DUTIES : Teach courses in the Department of Geography and Anthropology based on program needs and candidate’s geographic specialization in social and/or environmental justice; develop a successful research program; provide academic advising to students as assigned; engage in service to the department, profession, university, and community. All members of the department are expected to teach an introductory course.

DEPARTMENT : The Department of Geography and Anthropology consists of 13 full-time and 1 part-time academic staff and one geospatial technology facilitator. The department has about 140 geography majors and its courses serve students from across the university. We are active in student-faculty collaborative research, providing opportunities for applied and hands-on learning. A generous endowment provides widespread creative opportunities for students and faculty.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY : UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. W e strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 160,000 people located about 99 miles east of the Minneapolis/St. Paul city centers. The area features beautiful parks and trails, waterways, strong public schools, a vibrant arts and music scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE : Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: http://www.uwec.edu/Employment/uweccareers.htm . You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Geography and Anthropology: Assistant Professor in Critical Human or Nature-Society Geography position ( Job ID # 14656 ) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format : Letter of application Curriculum vita Unofficial graduate school transcript Statement of teaching philosophy (address teaching experience and teaching effectiveness) Statement of research (address research experience, expected future research trajectory, and the role of undergraduates) Statement of commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusiveness in teaching, research, and service Names and contact information for three references from whom confidential recommendation letters can be obtained

Please direct requests for additional information to: Paul Kaldjian, Department Chair; kaldjian@uwec.edu

  • To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by 1 October 2018. However, screening may begin prior to that date and continue until the position is filled.

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

Senior Research and Teaching Fellow in Resource Sustainability and Coastal Community Development Assistant Professor rank, Memorial University, Department of Geography Edit

Closing date: 16 November 2018

The Department of Geography at Memorial University invites applications for a Senior Research and Teaching Fellow in Resource sustainability and coastal community development (regular term position, 3 years, non-renewable, Assistant Professor rank), subject to budgetary approval. It is intended for senior post-doctoral candidates interested in developing a teaching portfolio and research experience on topics related to economic and resource geography, coastal and ocean sustainability, fisheries governance, and community development. The position will be based at the Department of Geography in St John’s. The appointment is for three years, non-renewable, beginning on July 1, 2019 and will involve both teaching (limited load) and research.

The position is funded through the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI; oceanfrontierinstitute.com), a collaborative research initiative between Dalhousie University, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and the University of Prince Edward Island, working in partnership with federal and provincial government agencies, private sectors and international partners to understand our changing ocean and create safe, sustainable solutions for development. OFI is funded by Canada First Research Excellence Fund, with matching contributions from public and private sectors.

The successful applicant will contribute to two OFI research modules based in the Department of Geography at Memorial University in St John’s. OFI Module I - 'Informing Governance Responses in a Changing Ocean' and Module M – ‘Social License and Planning in Coastal Communities’ are the two social science-focused research modules led by Ratana Chuenpagdee and Charles Mather, respectively. Module I aims to examine issues related to the short- and long-term impacts and consequences of social, ecological and institutional changes for the future of fisheries, coastal communities and the economy in Newfoundland and Labrador. Module M is a research module that critically assesses social licence and social acceptability of aquaculture in Atlantic Canada. Together, research in the two modules is concerned with improving the governance of fisheries and aquaculture for sustainable ocean and community development in Newfoundland and Labrador, Atlantic Canada and beyond.

Applicants should hold a PhD in Geography but we will consider applicants with a PhD in an allied discipline. The successful applicant will have experience and a track record of conducting social science research on coastal and ocean issues.

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. As part of Memorial University’s commitment to employment equity, all applicants are invited to identify themselves as a member of a target group(s) as appropriate. Applicants cannot be considered as a member of a target group(s) unless they complete an employment equity survey. If you do not receive a survey or have any questions, please contact equity@mun.ca. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter outlining their research experience; 2) a statement of their suitability for the position; 3) a brief teaching dossier; and 4) the names and addresses of three external referees to: Dr. Norm Catto Head, Department of Geography Memorial University of Newfoundland St. John’s NL A1B 3X9 Canada ncatto@mun.ca

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. We respectfully acknowledge that the lands on which Memorial University's campuses are situated are in the traditional territories of diverse Indigenous groups. We also acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi'kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of this province.

As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s, a safe friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities.


Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Fung Global FellowsEdit

  • Princeton University is pleased to announce the call for applications to the Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). Each year the program selects six scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton for an academic year and to engage in research and discussion around a common theme. Candidates will be considered in three categories: (1) Four of the fellowships will be awarded to early-career scholars employed in the equivalent of tenure-track positions who are expected to return to their position. (2) One fellowship is set aside for a postdoctoral research associate who at the time of application does not have a tenure-track faculty appointment. (3) In addition, one fellowship will be awarded to a senior scholar. All candidates must be based outside the United States.
  • During the academic year 2019-20, the Fung Global Fellows Program theme will be “Thinking Globally.” How people have thought about the planet has informed the institutions, norms, and policies that have pulled it together and torn it apart. For centuries, ideas of free trade, human rights or global governance have framed cooperation and competition, order and disorder. Such ideas have also spawned border-crossing movements, from campaigns to end slavery to commitments to reduce carbon emissions. In turn, global thinking and action have often reinforced commitments to national ideas and efforts to curb global exchange. The goal of this research theme is to explore how ideas framed the understanding of interests and the making of institutions that have yielded commonness and conflict across and within borders. We also want to understand how these ideas and practices came into being through scientific networks, foundations, and think tanks. The Program will also examine rival world ideas that have challenged prevailing orthodoxies. Nowadays, with cooperative norms under challenge, global institutions under stress, and a century of guiding ideas about global convergence in doubt, we want to take a broad look at where these ideas came from, their effects, and the prospects for intellectual renewal or rethinking. The goal of the 2019-20 Fung Global Fellows cohort will be to explore the ways people learned to rely on or to reject strangers far away, as well as to imagine how global relationships came to be and could be different. We welcome applicants from all disciplinary and inter-disciplinary fields from the sciences to the humanities whose work addresses this set of themes in any historical period or world region.
  • All candidates must reside outside the United States. To be eligible, postdoctoral applicants must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. before August 1, 2019 but cannot have received their degrees more than three years prior to the start of the appointment on September 1, 2019. Early-career fellows must have received their Ph.D. or equivalent no earlier than September 1, 2009. Senior scholars, who have received their doctorates before 2009, must have faculty appointments and a record of scholarly accomplishment in the designated theme of the program. Fellowships will be awarded on the strength of a candidate’s proposed research project, the relationship of the project to the program theme, the candidate’s scholarly record, and the ability to contribute to the intellectual life of the program.

Washington University in St. Louis (USA:MO) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Immigration, Cultures, and Law - American Culture Studies (AMCS)Edit

The Program in American Culture Studies (AMCS) at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in “Immigration, Cultures, and Law,” for the academic year 2019-2020 with the possibility of renewal for a second academic year, contingent upon satisfactory performance; duties starting in the Fall semester of 2019.  AMCS is an endowed program in Arts & Sciences that fosters cross-disciplinary intellectual exchange and transformative scholarship at the intersections of the humanities and social sciences.

We are particularly interested in applicants, academics and/or practitioners, whose research, teaching, and practice (1) have a strong theoretical awareness, and deeply engage substantive empirical, ethnographic, and/or historical materials; (2) center on the richly-informed study of immigration in relation to America (broadly defined), especially as immigration issues intersect with cultural dynamics and legal issues; (3) speak to public debates about immigration, the law, identity, exclusion, citizenship, borders, and race/ethnicity.

Candidates must have received the Ph.D. since July 1, 2015, or be scheduled to defend the dissertation before July 1, 2019.  The Fellow will receive a salary of $55,000 per year, plus benefits, a $3,000 annual research/travel stipend, and the possibility for a workshop to support the peer review of a polished book manuscript.

Interested Applicants will need to submit a Cover Letter and CV as part of the online application process. 

Applications are due by December 17, 2018.  For more information and How to Apply, please see https://sites.wustl.edu/amcspostdoc/information/

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019Edit