Academic Jobs Wiki

This page is for the ongoing Geography Searches for the 2015-2016 Application season (i.e. positions beginning Fall 2016).

Last Year's Page: Geography 2014-2015

NEW PAGE for 2017 jobs: Geography 2016-2017

See Also: Cultural Anthropology 2015-2016 and Environmental Studies 2015-2016

A general note on the weak level of posts and updates on this site, 90% of the jobs I have seen were never mentioned here. 

Wiki Demographics (who we are):[]

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ABD (grad 2015-16 AY) - 6[]
PhD in hand - 3[]
Post-Doc - 6[]
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Associate/Full Prof currently - 1[]

Lecturer currently - 1

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Appalachian State University (NC) - Dept. Chair, Sustainable Development Department - Dec. 3[]

The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department at Appalachian State University invites applications for the position of Department Chair, beginning July 1, 2016. Qualified candidates will have an earned doctoral degree in a discipline related to sustainable development and a record of excellence in teaching and scholarly achievements commensurate with appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated capacity for innovative and collaborative leadership; university-level administrative and teaching experience; and a record of productive and active scholarship. Desired qualifications include interdisciplinary experience; demonstrated ability to obtain external and internal funding; and commitment to community engagement and sustainable development practice.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department is an interdisciplinary critical development studies program that integrates theory and practice from across the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences with more than 300 undergraduate majors and the potential for a new graduate program. Students concentrate in one of four programs in community, regional, and global development; sustainable agriculture; environmental studies; or an individually-designed program. The Department’s mission is to prepare students to engage in the social, economic, and environmental transformations necessary to create thriving, equitable, and sustainable communities within an ecologically healthy world. Our faculty have a strong transdisciplinary dedication to sustainability, including expertise in sustainable agriculture, critical development studies, environmental studies, and the humanities. Our graduates are prepared to work in leadership positions and fulfill the University’s commitment to building a just and sustainable future. Additional information about the Department is available at

APPLICATION: Complete applications will include the following: 1) letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) 500-word maximum statement on your leadership style and experience; 4) 500-word maximum statement on your understanding of sustainable development ; and 5) the names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Review of candidates will begin December 3, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.  All application materials should be submitted as one PDF file labeled by the candidate’s first and last name to Dr. Jennifer Westerman, search committee chair, at

See full advertisement at:


Central Michigan University - Tenure-Track Position, Human Geography/Geography Education []


  • 11/16: Invited for Jan. campus interview X 1
  • Offer extended and accepted 

Eastern Michigan University (MI) - Tenure-Track Position, Cultural Geographer[]

Historic Preservation Program, Department of Geography and Geology, College of Arts and Sciences, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

The Department of Geography and Geology invites applications for a tenure-track Cultural Geographer/Historic Preservation Specialist at the Assistant Professor rank. This full-time position in the Graduate Historic Preservation Program will begin September 2016. The successful candidate will hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in cultural geography with demonstrated scholarship and instruction in Historic Preservation; or, the candidate will hold a Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation with demonstrated scholarship and instruction in cultural geography and/or cultural landscape. Doctorate degree or equivalent preferred.

The successful candidate will teach and develop classes at the intersection of cultural geography and historic preservation. This faculty member will be expected to teach a variety of the following courses: Introduction to Historic Preservation, American Cultural Landscapes, American Vernacular Architecture, Recent Issues in Vernacular Architecture, Traditions in Cultural Geography, Problems in Architectural Interpretation, and participate in hands-on field experiences. Additional areas of interest may include Place, Memory, and Identity; Contested Landscapes; and Historic Landscape Interpretation. The successful candidate must demonstrate success in research, publication, and grant writing. Student advising also is expected.

Founded in 1979, Eastern Michigan University’s Graduate Program in Historic Preservation resides within the Department of Geography & Geology because of its emphasis on cultural geography. It is one of the largest graduate preservation programs in the nation with an average of 90 students per year. It is certified by the National Council for Preservation Education. The Program offers concentrations in Preservation Planning and Administration; Heritage Interpretation, Cultural Tourism, and Museum Practice; Recordation, Documentation and Digital Heritage; a Graduate Certificate; and an Undergraduate Minor.

Eastern Michigan University enrolls approximately 23,000 students and offers a strong benefits package and collegial work environment. The faculty has access to research assistance and institutional support. The campus is located in historic Ypsilanti, five miles from Ann Arbor and about 35 miles west of Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario.

Applications will accepted until 5pm on January 7, 2016. All applications must be made online at: Please attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.


Any word as of yet?  1/30

It's a 4:4 load! 

Florida International Univeristy (FL) - Tenure-Track Position, Human Geography[]

The Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies (GSS) at Florida International University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Human Geography at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2016. The department seeks applicants specializing in the cultural, social, or political-economic aspects of climate change, with a specific focus on the impacts of sea level rise. Geographic area and research topic are open, but we are particularly interested in research interests that relate sea level rise to human mobility themes such as immigrant communities, human migration, community displacement, and diasporic communities. The position offers opportunities to collaborate in campus-wide initiatives such as the Sea Level Solutions Center ( ) and the Extreme Events Institute. Candidates should have a record of or explicit interest in pursuing external funding for interdisciplinary, collaborative research on sea level rise. A Ph.D. in geography by the time of appointment is required.

Global & Sociocultural Studies is a dynamic, multidisciplinary, doctoral degree-granting department in a large, urban, public research university. The department integrates geography, anthropology, and sociology around three core research and teaching themes: nature-society; migrations and diasporas; and identities and inequalities. Please visit our website,, for more information on the department.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID (510813) at and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and sample publication as individual files. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information of three academic referees who will be notified upon submission of the application. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Ulrich Oslender To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by February 19, 2016. Review will continue until position is filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Lancaster University (UK) - Lectureship in Sustainability[]

Lancaster University is pleased to announce a full-time, research-focused post (equivalent to Assistant Professor) to tackle this very question, as part of the new Pentland Centre for Sustainability.  We welcome applications from excellent candidates in sustainability and business management and/or organisation theory, with a passion for corporate sustainability and ethical supply chains. The successful applicant will work closely with the Rubin Chair to build the vision of the Pentland Centre and collectively create provocative research and outreach on sustainability. Along with top quality publications, a key deliverable of the Centre and the academic team is to create tangible real-world impact.  Uniquely, the Centre and the Lectureship are cross-Faculty appointments between Lancaster University Management School and the Lancaster Environment Centre.


Santa Clara University (CA) - TT Assistant Professor in Environment Studies and Sciences (Oct. 1)[]

The Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic University, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Environmental Studies, with a focus in sustainable urban planning to begin in Fall 2016. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Planning, Geography, Environmental Studies or a closely related field with an emphasis on sustainable urban and regional development. The successful candidate will have: a research plan with clear opportunities to involve undergraduates, demonstrated ability to conduct externally funded research, and evidence of excellent undergraduate teaching. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Desired research areas include: water resources, transportation, pollution, environmental justice, urban and regional change, or energy. We are especially interested in candidates who use quantitative and mixed methods, and regularly work with the analysis of large complex datasets. Teaching responsibilities will include Sustainable Urban Planning, Introduction to GIS, either Environmental Politics and Policy or World Geography, and other courses that are congruent with the candidate’s expertise. For more information about the curriculum and faculty see

Job Announcement


Texas Christian University (TX) - TT Assistant Professor in Geography (Nov. 1)[]

The Department of History and Geography at Texas Christian University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in human-environment interaction to commence in August 2016. A PhD in Geography is required by the time of appointment. The successful candidate will join a new Department of Geography to be established at TCU in 2016. Teaching responsibilities will include an introductory course in world regional geography as well as advanced courses in the candidate's area of expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue an active research program and seek external funding opportunities.

Job Announcement


I received a rejection - early December. 

University of Arkansas - TT Assistant Professor in Human/World Geography (Nov. 12) []

The Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville invites applications for a 9-month appointment as a tenure-track assistant professor with an anticipated start date of August 2016. We are seeking an outstanding individual in the broad areas of economic and/or political geography with a specific focus on environmental geography such as resource security; climate change and conflict; the economic impacts of global environmental change; the political/economic implications of environmentally induced migration. The specific research focus has some flexibility, depending upon comparative strengths of the applicants. Applicants must demonstrate ability and commitment to develop an independent externally funded research program as well as the potential for collaboration and synergism with ongoing research in the Department of Geosciences ( The successful applicant will be an integrated scholar capable of meeting departmental goals in independent research, advising graduate-research, and teaching-and will have a strong commitment to teaching at all levels. Teaching expectations include Human and/or World Regional Geography, as well as upper level classes in area of specialization. All Ph.D. requirements must be completed at the time of the appointment. 

Job Announcement

UPDATES: Invitation for on-campus interview, 12/21; Campus interviews 01/31-2/10, faculty deliberating; 

University of Calgary (CANADA) - TT Assistant Professor - Sustainability and Development - January 14th, 2016[]

The Faculty of Arts, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology invites applications for a tenure track position in Development Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated starte date is July 1st, 2016. 

We are seeking a scholar who will establish and maintain an active research program in the area of Development and Sustainability, with the ability to secure external research funding. The scholar must have a focus on critical development studies, and be open to working beyond the boundaries of conventional academic disciplines. Both development and sustainability recognize the need for interdisciplinary approaches and solutions - ones that integrate natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities. Expertise in areas that address interrelationships between development and environment, climate change, social impacts of industry, community wellbing, changing lifeways and food sovereignty, are high priorities. The regional focus for this hire is open. 

The preferred candidate will have a PhD in a social sciences discipline, with evidence or strong potential for interdisciplinarity. The preferred candidate must demonstrate research excellence through evidence of, or potential for, publications in high quality journals. Demonstration of teaching excellence is also expected through a strong statement of teaching philosophy, outstanding teaching evaluations and evidence of commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, student supervision and mentorship. 

The Development Studies Interdisciplinary Program (DEST) is housed in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology. We are a research-intensive department with high standards in teaching. For more information about the Department and the DEST program, please visit

All applications must be received by January 14, 2016. Please provide an up to date CV, statement of research interests, a teaching dossier, three samples of scholarly work and the names and contact information of three references. Applications should be directed to: Julie Boyd, Dept. of Anthropology and Archaeology, Development and Sustainability Position, at



The Department of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor faculty position in the Human Geography of the Developing World, with an expected start date of July 1, 2016. We seek applicants whose research combines theoretical rigor with a deep empirical engagement with any region or regions of the Global South, addressing the challenges, trajectories and dynamics of the less developed/developing world.

Applicants must have completed all PhD or equivalent degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application. The PhD or equivalent degree must be received within one year of appointment.

To apply, please go to Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching experience and philosophy, statement of contributions to diversity, 1-2 sample publications, and contact information for three references. Letters of reference will only be solicited for applicants under serious consideration. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality

( prior to submitting their letters.

All application materials must be received by December 15, 2015. Please direct questions to Josh Mandel (


  • 1/3: letters requested, 1/2 letters requested, 1/2 letters requested
  • Any interview requests yet? 1/17
  • Does anyone know whether campus interviews have been scheduled? 2/6
  • My letter writers said they were asked to submit letters by 2/5, so I don't think interview invites have gone out yet...
  • Any updates? Have campus visits been scheduled?
  • Received a rejection via email (a very kind note actually), saying that I did not make their 'shortlist' (x2)
  • Has anyone who didn't receive a rejection email heard any more about this position? 3/6

Northern Arizona University Honors Program- Opening for Lecturer Position- NON- TENURE

Fall 2016

Northern Arizona University’s Honors Program invites applicants for a full-time lecturer for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters, with the possibility of annual renewal contingent upon Program needs and evaluation of lecturer. Minimum requirements include M.A.; experience teaching first-year students, college composition and/or writing, and literature; demonstrated effectiveness in undergraduate teaching; and ability to teach a wide variety of innovative liberal studies courses. Preference will be given to candidates who have a Ph.D. in a non-Western discipline or subfield who demonstrate excellent writing instruction skills, effectiveness in leading and moderating class discussions, ability to teach from an interdisciplinary perspective in a seminar format, and ability to work well with the Honors community as well as with an increasingly diverse student body and faculty. Finally, preference will be given to candidates who have experience with civic engagement projects/courses.

The successful candidate will teach four sections per semester (including HON 190: Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing [multiple sections]; HON 290: Honors Topic Seminar; and HON 390 Honors Advanced Seminar—all of which are writing-intensive and interdisciplinary. Class topics will vary depending on the content specialties of the successful candidate and the needs of the Program.

Salary ranges from $36,000 to $42,000.

Application requirements include curriculum vitae, including the names of at least three references; evidence of teaching effectiveness, including one current syllabus and one complete set of student evaluations for a representative course from one semester; teaching philosophy statement; and a cover letter that explains the applicant's interest in, and qualifications for, the position, including qualifications for teaching composition/writing.

The review of applications will begin April 18, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification, and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

To apply for this position, please go to  Click on Lecturer – University Honors Program and follow the instructions.

West Virginia University (WV) - TT Assistant Professor in Geography - Human Dimensions of Water (Sept. 15)[]

The Department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Geography in Human Dimensions of Water. We seek a dynamic researcher in freshwater resources with a strong theoretical background in the social sciences. Areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to, water governance, conservation, public health, environmental justice, energy, climate change, livelihoods, vulnerability, community and regional planning, or hydro-politics. We seek a scholar capable of developing an independent research program who is also willing to collaborate with scholars across disciplines (i.e. environmental sciences, health, engineering, and law). Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Geography or related field at the time of appointment. The position will begin Aug. 16, 2016.

Job Announcement


  • 9/30 Email requesting letters of reference sent, due by 10/8
  • Campus interviews scheduled.

Tenure-Track (Physical/GIS)[]

Boise State University (ID) - TT in Human-Environment Systems[]

Boise State University announces two tenured or tenure-track positions to join existing faculty in our Human-Environment Systems Initiative. These positions are part of a statewide, NSF-funded, effort to build expertise in social-environmental systems science. With Boise State’s new College of Innovation and Design as a home, these candidates will have the opportunity to help launch an integrated research and teaching program focusing on coupled human-environment systems. The initiative weaves together biophysical and social science knowledge and skills to develop solutions and quantitative approaches to society’s most challenging environmental problems.

Successful candidates will be able to 1) build a strong collaborative (team science) research program, 2) secure extramural funding, 3) create knowledge to meet challenges at the human-environment interface, and 4) disseminate that knowledge through high-impact publications and other, less traditional, mechanisms. In addition, faculty will have the opportunity to contribute to an existing NSF-funded research effort (NSF Award # IIA-1301792) to better understand how landscapes and associated ecosystem services in Idaho will evolve under the stressors of population growth and climate change. We are particularly interested in applicants who can contribute to Boise State’s academic excellence by developing an integrated program of research, teaching, and service that also broadens participation and diversity to more effectively address the complex challenges of coupled human-environment systems. If you are interested in this position:  Please submit in one PDF document: a cover letter, CV, contact information for a minimum of three professional references, and 3 publications as representative sample work. In the cover letter, you should address the following items in this order: 1) your qualifications for this position, especially application of quantitative methods; 2) your capacity to develop an integrated research and education program to solve problems at the interface of human-environment systems; 3) evidence and interest in collaboration; and 4) your interest and commitment to diversity and inclusion. Candidates wishing to be considered for employment at the level of Associate Professor should specifically identify so in the cover letter. The document should be e-mailed to  The subject line of the email must start with AA-0063-15.

Review of documents will begin November 15, 2015, and will continue until filled.

UPDATES: heard there were phone interviews ~early January

Franklin and Marshall College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Environmental Studies (Sept 30, 2015)[]

The Franklin & Marshall Department of Earth and Environment invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor or Instructor of Environmental Studies, depending on qualifications, beginning in July 2016. We are particularly interested in applicants in environmental resources and management, with training in an environmentally relevant social science field of geography, political science, public policy, or other closely related disciplines. The candidate should have an active research program in an area of broad interest in a liberal arts college environment, such as energy, water, climate, food, sustainability, natural resource management, environmental justice, or development, but the department is seeking the strongest candidate in any environmental studies specialty that supplements departmental strengths. We seek applicants with an integrative understanding of concepts and methods from diverse social science disciplines, who take an interdisciplinary approach to society-environment interactions. The successful candidate will join a department comprised of both natural and social scientists in an interdisciplinary teaching and research environment.

This position will teach the following undergraduate courses in the Environmental Studies major: a core introductory course, a mid-level environmental management course, a senior seminar for Environmental Studies majors, and mid- or upper-level courses in the applicant's specialty. Teaching will also include participation in the College's general education "Connections" program. Teaching load is 3/2.

Applicants should possess or be close to completing a doctorate (or Ph. D.) Teaching experience and an ongoing program of scholarly research involving undergraduates where this is possible and appropriate are required. Pursuant to cultivating an inclusive college community the search committee will holistically assess the qualifications of each applicant. We will consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. We will also consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success. Application materials should be sent electronically to and include letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, teaching statement, research statement and teaching evaluations. Refer materials to Dr. Dorothy Merritts, Chair, Department of Earth and Environment, Franklin & Marshall College, P.O. Box 3003, Lancaster, PA 17604-3003.


Georgia State University (GA) - TT in Human-Environment Systems[]

The Department of Geosciences at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, invites applications for one tenure-track assistant professor in Human-Environment Interactions with an emphasis on water for Fall 2016 pending budgetary approval. Ideal candidates will have a strong background in the application of social sciences to address questions related to water. Research areas may include but are not limited to economics and water resources geography, coupled human-natural systems, water conservation and sustainability, governance, and environmental/social policy. GIS and geospatial analytical skills are preferred but not required. A demonstrated record of research and publication with the potential to develop a high-quality, externally-funded research program is required. The applicant will be expected to teach introductory as well as upper division/graduate courses in his/her specialty that complement the department’s existing and emerging areas of interest. A Ph.D. degree in geography or a relevant discipline is required at the time of appointment.

Send materials to by October 31, 2015.


- Phone interviews mid-November

- Offer made and accepted 2-18-2016

Humboldt State University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Geography (Sept. 30, 2015)[]

Faculty Tenure-Track Position Starting August 2016 Department of Geography Job #7641

Humboldt State University's Department of Geography invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position. We seek candidates with the ability to teach courses in cartography and upper-division geospatial or other geography courses depending on expertise and department need. The teaching load could include both lower and upper division courses, some of which may be general education offerings. We encourage candidates to review course descriptions on our website ( to see the range of courses that we offer.

Position Announcement


Received a rejection on December 10.

San Diego State University (CA) - Assist. or Assoc. Prof., Water Resources[]

San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty member at the Associate or Assistant level in water resources.  Candidates must have a PhD in Geography or a related field and demonstrated outstanding research potential, with interests that could include water resource systems analysis, drought  mitigation, human and societal dimensions of water resources, sociohydrology, water security, and/or climate and land use impacts on water resources.  Demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship and commitment to funded research activity is required.  The candidate will have an interest in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in water resources, hydrology, and/or water policy and management, and in developing undergraduate and graduate curriculum in watershed science and water resources.  The hire will advise students in the Department’s Master’s Program in Watershed Science and the joint SDSU-UCSB PhD in Geography.  The successful candidate will join and contribute to the interdisciplinary Area of Excellence, Blue Gold: Mitigating Water Scarcity, which includes three additional new faculty hires in water treatment engineering, public health, and aqueous geochemistry.  Anticipated start date for the position is Fall 2016.

Deadline: 10/1/2015

UPDATES: Position has been filled; there were over 190 applicants

South Dakota State University - Two TT Asst. Professor - Geography (Oct 18, 2015)[]

Two Faculty Tenure-Track Position Starting August 2016 Department of Geography Job #0007351

The Department of Geography at South Dakota State University seeks applications for two full-time, tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level to support its core emphasis on sustainability. One position will focus on physical geography and the other on urban geography. We expect both individuals to integrate Geographic Information Sciences into teaching and research for the department's active undergraduate and MS program. These individuals should also be able to contribute to SDSU's new Community and Regional Planning program. Candidates also will provide evidence of a high quality, independent research capability, and be committed to securing external funding. Both positions will begin August 22, 2016. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Position Announcement


  • Phone interviews week of 10/19; On-campus interviews began 11/9 - 3 candidates for each position (6 total cadidates); On campus interviews to run through end of November; Notified that position has been filled as of 1/12
  • Recieved rejection email

Temple University (PA) - Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sustainability & GIScience[]

Temple University’s Department of Geography and Urban Studies (GUS) invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor beginning in academic year 2016-17. A Ph.D. in Geography or related field is required by the start of employment. We are looking for individuals who will excel at conducting research and providing graduate and undergraduate instruction in an interdisciplinary department. GUS ( offers two interdisciplinary undergraduate majors in Geography and Urban Studies and Environmental Studies. GUS also offers three graduate programs - a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Geography and Urban Studies and a Professional Science Masters in Geographic Information Systems.


  • candidates for interviews decided, and 2 have interviewed (10/23).
  • 11/10: All candidates have been interviewed. Faculty currently deliberating.
  • 11/22: Offer has been made and accepted.

University of Central Arkansas (AR) - Assistant Professor of Physical Geography[]

The Department of Geography at the University of Central Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Physical Geography, beginning August 2016. It is expected that the person hired will have completed a doctoral program by the time of appointment. Successful candidates will be broadly-trained physical geographers with the ability to teach upper division physical geography courses such as Biogeography and Climatology or Meteorology and lower division courses such as Earth Science lectures and labs. Additionally, the ability to teach Conservation, Landforms, or Soils may be considered.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015. All application materials must be submitted to:


University of Maryland, College Park (MD) - Assist. Prof., GIScience[]

The Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of geographic information science.  The Department has established a Center for Geospatial Information Science ( and this position is part of this Center’s initiative. This position will have its tenure home in Geographical Sciences and is expected to start on or about August 2016.  Salary and benefits are highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Geography or a related discipline by the time of appointment, be committed to excellence in teaching and research, and show promise for gaining external funding. Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral experience.

We are seeking an outstanding candidate who will expand the breadth in our research and teaching and enhance our national and international reputation in Geographic Information Science (GIScience). Successful candidates are expected to conduct research at the leading edge of GIScience, and be able to work in interdisciplinary teams that address significant real-world problems. We especially encourage applications from candidates with a background in spatial analysis, spatial statistics, and data science, but other research areas are also of interest including: big data infrastructure and analytics, scientific visualization and geovisualization, geospatial mobile computing, machine learning and geospatial knowledge discovery, high-performance and cloud computing for geospatial data, and location privacy.  Possible applied GIS research areas include:  global environmental change; public safety and security; public health and well-being; and enabling citizen science among other topics associated with the application of GIScience to societal and environmental issues from local to global scales.

Applications should include a personal statement on background and experience relevant to the position, including research, teaching, and service activities; a signed, dated Curriculum Vitae; reprints of selected peer-reviewed publications, and names and addresses (including e-mail) of three references.

For best consideration applications should be submitted no later than November 16, 2015, but the search will continue until a suitable candidate is appointed. To Apply:

Further information on this position and on academic and research programs of the Department may be obtained from the address above and can be found at Questions regarding this position can be directed to Professor Kathleen Stewart,


  • 11/22: Letters of recommendation requested.
  • 12/25: Phone interviews have been conducted.
  • 1/7: Has anyone been invited for a campus interview?
  • 1/21: Interviews scheduled 

University of Minnesota (MN) - Tenure-track Assistant Professor in GIScience[]

The Department of Geography, Environment and Society in the College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position to begin fall semester 2016.  This is a probationary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of assistant professor. This is a 100%-time position over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May), beginning August 29, 2016.

We seek a Geographic Information Scientist who contributes to traditional departmental strengths in geovisualization and cartography, spatial analysis and modeling, and/or GIS and society. Desirable are secondary research interests in computation on large datasets or examining population and/or health issues via spatial science approaches.

A Ph.D. in Geography or related discipline must be completed by 08/29/16.  Advanced ABD's may be considered for appointment at the rank of tenure-track instructor, with the understanding that the Ph.D. is conferred in the first year of appointment.  Review of complete applications will begin on October 9, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a strong program of research and publication; external research support; undergraduate and graduate instruction and advising; and provide service to the department, college, University, and profession appropriate for the rank of appointment.

The Standards for Promotion and Tenure in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Society are available at:

Candidates will be evaluated according to (a) the overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work; (b) the relevance of their scholarly research to the department's academic priorities and fields of inquiry; (c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher; and (d) strength of recommendations.


  • Received email suggesting movement is being made (10/23).
  • Short list has been notified (11/17)

University of Montana - Assistant Professor of Physical Geography[]

The position will strengthen the Department's Community and Environmental Planning Program and contribute to a robust geography curriculum. We are interested in candidates with expertise in planning and have the ability to integrate and apply this expertise to a range of real-world challenges associated with contemporary geographies of social, economic, and environmental change. The successful candidate will have opportunities to work with a growing number of interdisciplinary faculty across campus with expertise in rural-urban change, natural resource policy, land use and water law, and environmental management and governance.

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2015


I received an email that the search was canceled, mid January.

University of Portland - Assist. Prof Geohydrology and GIS[]

The Department of Environmental Studies within the University of Portland invites applications for a tenure-track position in geohydrology and GIS at the rank of assistant professor beginning in August 2016. Requirements include the abilities to teach introductory undergraduate courses in Earth Systems Science, Natural Hazards, and Environmental Policy, plus advanced undergraduate courses in GIS, Remote Sensing, and Environmental Geoscience, along with developing and teaching new courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise. These areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to, hydrogeology, water policy, environmental justice, and conservation. Evidence of effective teaching and a commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts setting are essential. Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. in geography, geology, or related field at the time of appointment. Course load is generally six courses per year. A program of scholarly work is expected. The ability to involve undergraduates in research is highly desirable. A complete application will include a curriculum vitae, official graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a research statement; please also arrange for three references to submit letters of recommendation under separate cover. At least one of the references must be able to address the applicant’s teaching ability. Starting salary will be $55,000. For full consideration, all supporting material should be received by November 1st, 2015. Emailed materials are preferred, and should be directed to the department manager, Belgin Inan, at with “Tenure-Track Search” in the subject line.

UPDATES: Received rejection 1/18

Villanova University (PA) - Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Geography & GIScience[]

We invite applications for a tenure–track Assistant Professor with a specialty in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), who utilizes GIS and other geospatial technologies as a major component of their research. The successful candidate will develop a robust geospatial research and teaching program that incorporates undergraduate and graduate students and will teach undergraduate and advanced GIS and geography courses in their subject area. A Ph.D. is in Geography or related discipline is required and teaching and/or post-doctoral experience is preferred.

Teaching responsibilities for all positions will include lecture and/or laboratory courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching obligations are 15 credit hours per year divided into a 3/2 teaching load. The positions will require the development and teaching of course material and the supervision of undergraduate and graduate student research. Preference will be given to candidates with promising research programs including extramural funding, and the potential for publication in prominent outlets. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching will contribute to the Department's commitment to diversity and academic excellence. The Department of Geography and the Environment is a multidisciplinary department with three undergraduate majors: Geography (BA), Environmental Studies (BA), and Environmental Science (BS). The Department currently has 9 faculty members and approximately 95 undergraduate majors along with two interdisciplinary minor programs. The Department’s new Environmental Science (MS) master’s program will begin during the fall 2016 semester. The University’s commitment to and investment in the Department includes the construction of new teaching and research laboratories to complement its existing GIS, teaching, and research facilities during the next two academic years. 

Applicants must apply on-line at Review of application materials will begin 1 October 2015, and will continue until the positions are filled. The online application should include a brief letter of application indicating your interest and suitability, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research experience and plans, curriculum vitae, and official graduate and undergraduate transcripts. The names and contact information for three referees are required and must be included. Referees will be contacted directly and asked to submit confidential letters of recommendation online to complete the application process.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect, and can contribute to the University’s mission and values. Villanova is located in the ethnically, racially, and culturally diverse Philadelphia metro region. The Department values dynamic and diverse faculty members who are committed to teaching, scholarship, and service. For a more detailed description of the Department, please consult, or contact Dr. Francis A. Galgano, Department Chair (


  • Any updates on this position? Has anyone heard from them? (10/23) Looks like position was updated with a close date of 10/27 though review still says it was to begin 10/1
  • No updates since October - does this mean it was a failed search? (2/20)
  • An offer was made and accepted mid-March, 2016 (April 10, 2016)

University of Minnesota- Duluth - Assistant Professor of GIS/Geography[]

The Department of Geography, Urban, Environment & Sustainability Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth invites applications for a full time tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 22, 2016 with expertise in Geographic Information Science and another Geography sub-discipline. We are particularly interested in expanding our expertise in physical geography and human-environment interaction.
The successful candidate will exhibit a strong commitment to undergraduate education, possess outstanding teaching skills, and conduct an active research program that complements the department's existing areas of focus. Responsibilities will include teaching courses such as GIS, Remote Sensing, Biogeography, Economic Geography, Climate Change Studies, Physical Geography, and additional courses in the candidate's area of expertise. Faculty in the Department of Geography, Urban, Environment & Sustainability Studies, within the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota Duluth, are expected to maintain an active research program, teach and advise a diverse community of students, and contribute in service to the department, college, University, and profession.

UPDATES: Received rejection 12/17

Southern Connecticut State - Assistant Professor Environment, Geography, and Marine Sciences (Physical Geography)[]

The Department of Environment, Geography and Marine Sciences at Southern Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor to begin August 2016. We are seeking a broadly trained field-oriented physical geographer with demonstrated expertise in the use and application of Geospatial Technologies/GIS and a strong commitment to teaching and research. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in geomorphology/landforms and/or who can contribute to the department’s focus on coastal/estuarine and/or marine environments.

Closed: 11/30/2015

UPDATES: Phone interviews week of 12/14

Finalists notified for visits week of 2/15

Sam Houston State - Assistant Professor Geography and Geology (Physical Geography)[]

UPDATES: Campus visits to run through January

Offer made and accepted as of end of Feb.

Indiana University Pennsylvania - Assistant Professor Geography and Regional Planning[]

Closed 12/7

UPDATES: Recieved email notification of an offer being accepeted (2/26).

Eastern Washington - Assistant Professor Geography[]

3 open positions including physical geography, human-environment, and GIS.

Closed 11/30


1/17 From what I hear, phone interviews have been scheduled. 

1/22 Any more info on this? Scheduled for all three jobs? 

2/1 Received rejection email

CSU- San Bernardino - Assistant Professor Geography and Environment Studies (Water Resources)[]

The Geography and Environmental Studies department at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Water Resources at the Assistant Professor level beginning September, 2016. The successful candidate will have teaching experience in multiple water-resource or related subjects, such as environmental policy and planning, hydrology, watershed management issues, geospatial techniques, statistical methods and physical geography. The candidate's research should be in hydrology and one or more of these fields, preferably with expertise on California, and demonstrate great promise for engagement in the CSU Water Resources and Policies Initiatives (WRPI) through future collaboration with the Water Resources Institute (WRI) headquartered at CSUSB.

Closed 12/7

UPDATES: Skype interviews week of 1/11; finalists notified - campus visits to run first half of Feb.

Email first week of April indicating failed search and that all finalists turned job down

Winona State - Assistant Professor Geoscience (Water Resources)[]

Closed 12/15


Columbus St. (Georgia) - Assistant Professor Earth and Space Science (Hydrology)[]

UPDATES: Skype interviews to run 1/20 and 1/22

Finalists notified- visits to run through Feb.

Salisbury University (Maryland) - Assistant Professor Geography and Geology (Physical Geography)[]

Closed 1/4

UPDATES: Skype interviews last week of January

Finalists notified; campus visits to run through Feb.

Offer made and accepted as of March 8, 2016.

University of Calgary (Canada) - Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Urban GIS[]

The Faculty of Arts, Department of Geography, invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, in the area of Urban GIS. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016. We are seeking a scholar who will establish and maintain an active research program in the area of Urban GIS with the ability to secure external research funding. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected produce high impact urban research and scholarship and play an important role in teaching and research supervision of students in the Geography and Urban Studies undergraduate programs and the Geography graduate program, including the Master of Geographic Information Systems program. Service to the department, faculty, university and community is expected. The preferred candidate will have a Ph.D. in Geography or a related field, with specializations in GIS and Urban Geography. Candidates should be technically and theoretically highly proficient, possessing a broad palette of GIS skills, including Web GIS, spatial analysis, and public-participation GIS. Candidates pursuing quantitative and/or mixed-methods approaches to research are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of, or potential for, publications in high quality journals. Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrated via a convincing statement of: teaching philosophy, strong teaching evaluations, and an exceptional record of commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, student supervision, and mentorship. The Department of Geography is a research-intensive department with high standards in teaching, research, and community engagement. We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourage collaboration. For more information about the Department, please visit Applications are accepted electronically in pdf format through All applications must be received by December 10, 2015. Please provide an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest, a teaching dossier, no more than four samples of scholarly work, and the names and contact information for 3-5 referees. The materials should be directed to: John Yackel Professor and Head Department of Geography, University of Calgary 356 Earth Sciences Building 2500 University Drive NW Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4


1/7: Has anyone heard back from them?

1/21: Reference letters requested

2/20: Interview candidates contacted

4/19: Offer made and accepted.

DePaul University - Assistant Professor in Geography (GIScience)

The Department of Geography seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Geography with expertise in Geographic Information Systems to begin in Fall 2016. DePaul University has made a strong commitment to enhancing diversity among both faculty and students. We strongly encourage female candidates and candidates of color to apply for the position. DePaul University is an affirmative action and equal opportunities employer. The University is a "Research University II" which places great emphasis both on excellence in teaching and on sustained scholarship.

DePaul University offers the longest-running undergraduate BA degree concentration in Geotechnology/GIS in Chicago, an established 5-course GIS Certificate, and contributes courses to DePaul’s new MA in Sustainable Urban Development. The Department has strengths in urban geography, GIS/remote sensing, sustainable urban development and critical environmental studies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach GIS courses that serve both the undergraduate and graduate geotechnology curriculum, and expand upon these strengths to develop new courses in web/mobile GIS. Other scholarly interests may relate to transportation, environmental justice, big data analytics, food security, public health, geohumanities, and GIS education.


2/20: Campus interviews scheduled

3/18: Campus interviews completed.

4/19: Offer made.

'University of Hawaii at Manoa - Assistant Professor in GIScience' 

Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Science, position 84813, 9-month appointment, permanent, tenure-track, general funds, full time, to begin August 1, 2016, subject to position clearance and availability of funds.  The Department of Geography seeks applicants with research and teaching specializations in Geographic Information Science (GIS) and interests in emerging trends in geospatial data collection, integration, mining, and representation in the study of global change.

Updates:2/20: Short list compiled; letters requested.

3/18: Campus interviews completed.

4/19: Offer made and accepted.

Visiting Positions / Limited Term Appointments / Postdocs[]

3-year Postdoc on Refugees in Germany @ Max Planck Institute for the Study of Relgious and Ethnic Diversity (16 NOV 2015) The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Department for Socio-Cultural Diversity) wishes to appoint a researcher at the postdoctoral level to develop and undertake a new project with Institute colleagues concerning the current refugee influx and its implications in Germany. Overall, the project will contribute to our understanding of forms and consequences of the diversification of migrant and local populations by way of ethnicity and nationality, religion, age, gender and legal status. Aspects of the research project might include: responses among local and other state authorities, the nature of voluntary engagement, the range of refugee experiences, and interactions between and among refugees and local residents.

Job Listing: here

DEADLINE 16 November 


Roanoke College, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies--Review begins January 22, 2016[]

We seek an applicant committed to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment to participate in our rapidly growing Environmental Studies Program.  A Ph.D. in Environmental Studies, similar interdisciplinary environmental program, or closely related field, must be in hand or expected by August 2016.  This is a one-year position, beginning in August of 2016, which meets an ongoing staffing need (not a sabbatical replacement).  Renewal for a second-year is possible.

The ideal applicant will have scholarly training in the Environmental Humanities, or crosscutting the Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences, or in the Environmental Social Sciences in areas that complement existing faculty expertise.  Some examples of desired expertise include environmental justice, environmental conflict resolution, cultural aspects of sustainability and natural resource management, sustainable livelihoods, environmental communication, climate change and society, environmental law, political ecology, cultural ecology, or landscape history.  Ability to draw connections, based on research or practitioner experience, across local, regional, national and international environmental issues preferred, as is use of spatial analysis and/or GIS in research. We seek a highly collaborative individual who would work enthusiastically with colleagues in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities on teaching and program development.  The hire will work on team-development of an Introductory Environment and Culture course that forms part of our three course introduction to the major and minor, as well as teach qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies in upper-level courses.

The successful applicant will teach and participate in the development of 6 classes per year, including courses in the distinctive inquiry-based general education program of Roanoke College.  Excellent teaching and a strong commitment to scholarly or creative work is expected. Experience or interest in participating in team-teaching, community engagement, field experiences, and other innovative learning designs is desired. We seek an energetic colleague who will engage with students in our growing program and has a strong motivation to provide experiential learning opportunities for our students. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Roanoke College is a nationally ranked residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), located in the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia. A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Roanoke College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students; women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.  In cover letters, applicants are encouraged to address their potential contribution to the promotion of diversity at Roanoke College. 

Review of applications will begin January 22, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and goals, unofficial copies of transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), and the contact information for three references to: .  References will not be contacted until the search advances, but at that point letters of reference will be required, upon two weeks’ notice.  When offer of position is made, official copies of all transcripts will be needed.

Drexel University, Visiting Assistant Professor/Fellow (broad water focus)[]

Job Overview: The Pennoni Honors College at Drexel University is seeking a scholar who actively investigates fields related to water for a two-year appointment as a Visiting Fellow for the Honors Symposium, commencing September 2016. The Symposium is a yearlong series of courses, conferences, and other events organized around an interdisciplinary theme. Water, whether considered in its role in the rise of civilization in the form of large rivers, as an 'element' in Greek and Early Modern philosophy, and more recently environmental features such as 'watersheds' provides the theme for our 2016-2017 Symposium. The Honors Symposium is designed to bring a wide array of Drexel University students, teachers, and visiting expert lecturers into collaboration. Through an intense examination of one theme (with four distinct course topics) over a year, students are encouraged to see the University as an interconnected enterprise, and to imagine the University as one part of a larger spectrum of scholars in the communities of the city, the nation, and the world. Past themes have included: Democracy, Energy, Cities, and Comedy. (Learn more about the Great Works Symposium here: and for more information about the Pennoni Honors College in general, please visit our site here: ). The salary is $50,000, plus faculty benefits, and this appointment also includes funds to support travel and research. This is an anticipated non-renewable, two-year appointment, pending final funding.

UPDATES: Phone interviews scheduled first week of Feb.

Campus visits scheduled

University of Tennessee at Martin, Lecturer of Meteorology (Non-TT, Also Geography)[]

POSITION:                          Lecturer of Meteorology (academic year appointment)

EFFECTIVE DATE:         August 1, 2016, or until filled.

RESPONSIBILITIES:      Primary responsibilities include the teaching of introductory geography courses and upper-division undergraduate courses in geography, meteorology, climatology, and remote sensing.  Additional responsibilities can include undergraduate advising, committee service, and public service.

QUALIFICATIONS:         Ph.D. in meteorology, geography, or related discipline is preferred.  Individuals who are All But Dissertation (ABD) will be considered for this position.  The successful candidate must demonstrate an exceptional ability to teach undergraduate courses in meteorology, including thermodynamics, dynamics boundary layer, and instrumentation.  The successful candidate must also be able to teach climatology, remote sensing, introductory physical geography, and world-regional geography.  Opportunities also exist to teach special topics courses related to the candidate’s strengths.  Evidence of effective oral and written communication in English is required.  Background or experience in programming, developing web-based applications, and in GIS or related mapping software is preferred.  All applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a long-term basis.

 SALARY:                             Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

THE DEPARTMENT:      The Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources at UT Martin offers Bachelor of Science degree programs in Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources Management.  Concentrations in Agriculture include: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Science, Animal Science, Plant and Soil Science, and Agricultural Engineering Technology.  Concentrations in Natural Resources Management include:  Wildlife Biology, Park and Recreation Administration, Environmental Management, and Soil and Water Conservation.  Concentrations in Geosciences include: Geology, Geography, and Meteorology.  Pre-professional programs are offered in Forestry, Agricultural Engineering, and Veterinary Medicine.  Current enrollment is 985 students with 28 full-time faculty and staff members.  The Department operates a 650-acre teaching complex to support faculty class and laboratory needs.

 THE UNIVERSITY:          UT Martin is one of four primary campuses of The University of Tennessee System.  Located in northwest Tennessee, the campus has an enrollment of approximately 7,000 and a faculty of about 250.  UTM has an established reputation as a superior quality undergraduate institution with programs of study leading to degrees in more than 65 specialized fields.

 TO APPLY:                         Qualified candidates must apply online at and click on faculty vacancies.  Candidates will also need to attach a cover letter that addresses the requirements of the position; current curriculum vita; official transcripts of all college work; and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references.  Additionally, letters of reference are not required but may be sent to:


Dr. Mark Simpson, Chair

                                                                                Meteorology Search Committee

                                                                                256 Brehm Hall

                                                                                Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources

                                                                                The University of Tennessee at Martin

                                                                                Martin, TN 38238

                                                                                Phone: 731-881-7439

 CLOSING DATE:              Review of applications will begin June 15, 2016 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.               

 UTM is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer. The University seeks to diversify its work force. Therefore, all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability or Vietnam veteran status, are strongly encouraged to apply.