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Carleton University: TT Assistant Prof in Critical Perspectives on Urban Environments[]

Carleton University's Department of Geography and Environmental Studies invites applications for an entry-level, tenure-track appointment in Critical Perspectives on Urban Environments, commencing on July 1, 2017.

Applications are invited from individuals who are able to teach core and other courses in our Environmental Studies and (human) Geography BA programs, augment existing teaching and research strengths in these fields within the Department and more generally at Carleton, and provide leadership in one or more of the following thematic areas as they relate to urban environments: 1) urban natures; 2) feminist political ecology; 3) environmental justice; 4) Indigenous urban perspectives; 5) colonialism and cities.

The successful applicant will show leadership in research, be required to develop a research program in one or more of the position's thematic areas, and to supervise and mentor graduate students. We are interested in applicants with experience in community-based or action-oriented research methodologies and a commitment to engaged scholarship. Research interests and abilities that have the potential to enhance current research areas and/or introduce new strengths in the Department, and that make collaborative linkages between the natural and social sciences, will be considered assets.

Teaching experience and capabilities to teach large 1st and 2nd year courses and upper year seminars in the Environmental Studies and Geography BA programs are expected. Ability to make contributions to student recruitment will also be considered an asset.

Applicants must have a PhD, or be in the final stages of completing their doctoral degree in environmental studies, geography, or a related discipline, demonstrate their commitment to excellence in teaching and research, and be committed to developing a strong program of research and scholarship as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications. Applicants should consult the Department's web site at for details on current research activities and course offerings. Information on Carleton's strategic interests is available from

Carleton's Department of Geography and Environmental Studies (DGES) delivers six undergraduate programs, including General (3-year) and Honours degrees (BA in Environmental Studies, BA and BSc in Geography, BA and BSc in Geomatics, and Bachelor's in Globalization and International Studies - Specialization in Globalization and Environment), and three graduate programs in Geography (MA, MSc and PhD). It is also the host department for Carleton’s interdisciplinary Masters programs in Northern Studies. The Department is home to about 400 undergraduate majors and 60 graduate students, and is committed to teaching and research that focuses on theoretical and applied aspects of interdisciplinary scholarship. DGES is in the midst of a significant renewal period and is seeking an individual who is eager and committed to participating in this on-going process in addition to contributing to its BA Environmental Studies and Geography programs.

Closed: January 4, 2017

Start: July 1, 2017

UPDATE: reference letters requested 30/01/17


San Francisco State University, Department of Geography & Environment invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in biogeography beginning August 2017. The department seeks individuals with a strong background in terrestrial biogeography, preferably with applied interests in natural resource or environmental management. The Department of Geography & Environment ( provides undergraduate and graduate programs in Geography (B.A. & M.A.), Environmental Science (B.S.), Resource Management & Environmental Planning (M.A), and Geographic Information Science (M.S.). The department supports research with field and lab equipment, and computer labs with advanced GIS, remote sensing and modeling software. Department faculty and students maintain active research programs in a wide range of local and regional topics often entailing collaborations with Bay Area nonprofits and government agencies. Our degree programs provide multiple perspectives and tools to understand the relationships between people and their environments, and to solve problems related to local and global change.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Geography or closely related field relevant to this position (e.g. environmental science or ecology). Post-doctoral experience preferred. Candidates must have a strong background in biogeography. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach courses in the areas of biogeography, introductory environmental science, and natural resource or environmental management. Candidates must have an active record of scholarship related to their specialty area and evidence of external support or the potential for external funding of these activities. Excellence in teaching and scholarship must be demonstrated as well. Candidates are preferred who have experience in a diverse student body or multicultural settings. The position is for a biogeographer focusing on terrestrial biotic systems. Research foci of particular interest to our students include natural resource management, adaptation to climate change, habitat quality and assessment, the wildland-urban interface, fire ecology, wetlands, restoration science, and response to disturbance. Collaboration with faculty in the department and college (especially Biology), as well as external researchers in public agencies, is desirable and of benefit to the candidate's research program, as well as a benefit for students.

Responsibilities: The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in geography and environmental science, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program in ones area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. Detailed position description is available at Rank and salary: Assistant or Associate Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits. Application process: Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, sample of scholarly papers, teaching philosophy, description of research interests, and names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date. Submit all materials online to by October 16, 2016. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. San Francisco State University is a member of the California State University system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SFSU faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work.

San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We welcome applicants of all ethnic, racial and gender identities, sexual orientations as well as people with disabilities. We particularly encourage those who may be from historically underrepresented groups. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.


=========Central Washington University (WA) - TT Assistant Professor, Geography=========

The Department of Geography at Central Washington University is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning September 2017 with a focus on one or more areas of planning, including community, regional, small town, rural, urban, or environmental resources.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach existing introductory and advanced land use planning courses as well as one or more high enrollment 100/200-level geography courses and additional courses in the applicant's area of expertise. We further seek a scholar whose research has potential to attract external grant and contract funding, to foster research collaboration with students, and to develop working relationships with local, regional, or federal agencies.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in geography, planning, or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment.
  • Successful candidates will also be able to demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusiveness in their teaching, research, and/or service experiences.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to teach additional undergraduate and graduate courses that meet the needs of the department and one or more of its related interdisciplinary programs, including Environmental Studies, the Institute for Integrated Energy Studies, and the Master of Science program in Cultural and Environmental Resource Management;
  • Demonstrated ability to employ GIS, remote sensing, or other geospatial technologies in research and teaching;
  • Professional or applied experience in community or environmental planning;
  • Experience in securing external funds to support research; and
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse groups of students, including mentoring and research collaboration.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

Appointment: Full-Time, Tenure-Track, 9 Month Appointment

Benefits: CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance.

Screening Begins: January 25, 2017. Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To apply, please visit:

======Eastern Washington University (WA) - Assistant Professor in Geography======

The Department of Geography & Anthropology at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position with the rank of Assistant Professor to begin mid-September 2017.

We seek candidates broadly trained in critical physical geography or related environmental fields to provide teaching and research expertise in the areas of human impacts on the landscape, cultural and/or environmental resource management and environmental/social justice. Preference will be given to candidates who can connect these expertises with one or more of the following areas: wetlands science, hydrology, geomorphology, and climatology.

In addition, we seek candidates with evidence of research and teaching that emphasizes field-based methodologies. Candidates with a demonstrated record of interdisciplinary teaching and research are especially encouraged to apply. Regional specialization is open; however, preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated research and/or field experience related to the Pacific Northwest region. Preference will also be given to candidates with experience designing and/or leading a certificate program.

All faculty in the department are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning. The typical teaching load is seven courses per year on the quarter system and the successful candidate will have teaching responsibilities involving introductory courses as well as upper-division courses in his/her areas of specialty. The successful candidate will also be responsible for leading the Wetlands Science Certificate Program.

All faculty in the department are expected to maintain active research programs, participate in service activities, and develop and seek external funding to support their research. Additionally, the candidate selected for this position will be expected to offer interest and/or experience in online learning and pursuit of grants, to expand the university's endeavors in these areas.

We seek colleagues with a strong commitment to students, collegiality, quality teaching and advising as well as scholarly potential. The faculty member hired for this position will be welcomed into an academic community dedicated to cultural diversity, community engagement and social justice.

Screening of applications will begin 11/28/2016; applications will be accepted through 12/15/2016. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

=========Harvey Mudd College, Claremont CA - ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY=========

Deadline November 18, 2016

Harvey Mudd College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Cultural Geography beginning  July 1, 2017.  We seek candidates whose scholarly work addresses social justice, urban landscapes, and/or the environment. We welcome scholars working with diverse methodologies, including fieldwork and geovisualization, as well as more theoretical approaches.

We enthusiastically welcome applications from talented individuals from all cultural backgrounds. Candidates must have completed a PhD on or before the start date and be able to provide evidence of excellence in teaching and promise of significant scholarship. Among the criteria for appointment are experience with students from diverse backgrounds and/or the ability to teach those students effectively.

HMC is a highly selective institution that offers majors in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering.  The position is in the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts, an interdisciplinary department supporting a broad-based liberal arts program.  The teaching load is five semester-courses per year, including a writing-intensive first-year seminar and an introductory cultural geography course.

HMC’s membership in the Claremont consortium offers significant opportunities for cooperation and collaboration with colleagues at the Claremont Colleges and the Claremont Graduate University. Situated approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, at the foot of the San Gabriel mountains, Claremont offers easy access to LA’s vibrant cultural scene as well as the ocean, mountains, and deserts of Southern California.

For full consideration, applications should be received by November 18, 2016, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should apply online (, where they should submit: (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitæ, (3) a sample of scholarly work (no more than 35 pages), (4) a statement of teaching experience and interests, as part of which applicants are invited to comment on any experience with or demonstrated ability to effectively teach students from diverse backgrounds, (5) syllabi for three proposed courses, (6) course evaluations, and (7) three letters of reference, at least one of which addresses teaching ability or potential. Please address the cover letter to Prof. Debra Mashek, Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA 91711. Questions may be directed to

The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.


California State University, Fullerton - Assistant Professor of Geography[]

Physical-Environmental Geography and GIS - Tenure-Track

California State University, Fullerton values and is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community. The Department of Geography at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Physical-Environmental Geography, with expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and/or GI Science. The position begins in August 2017.

Position: We seek a broadly trained physical-environmental geographer to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in physical-environmental geography, and new courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. The new faculty member will be expected to contribute to the growth of our GIS program by teaching introductory and specialized courses in GIS.  Faculty members are also responsible for advising undergraduate and graduate students. Decisions on promotion and tenure are based on excellence in teaching, research, and service.

The Department of Geography has eight full-time faculty members with diverse specializations in human, physical, and environmental geography, and geo-techniques. We offer Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Geography. The department is home to the university’s GIS lab and the Center for Remote Sensing and Environmental Analysis. For more information on the department, visit

Cal State Fullerton is located in the foothills of North Orange County, 25 miles southeast of Downtown Los Angeles. Physical geographers have ready access to the diverse natural environments of Southern California.

Required Qualifications: Possess a Ph.D. in Geography by the start of appointment. Candidates must have and present evidence of:

  • College or university teaching experience and evidence of effective teaching
  • Ability to teach introductory physical geography
  • Ability to teach upper division and graduate courses in physical-environmental geography
  • Ability to teach advanced courses in area of specialization
  • Ability to teach courses in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Potential for successful research and scholarly publication

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Rank and Salary: The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Additional teaching in summer and intersession is often available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to

Appointment Date: August 2017

Application Procedure: Complete on-line application/resume must be received by electronic submission in order to receive consideration.  To apply, please go to: to view all job listings and select to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

  • Letter of application in which you respond to the required qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement in which you describe your research program and discuss how students can be incorporated into your research
  • Reprints of publications
  • Teaching portfolio including a teaching statement, course syllabi, and teaching evaluation summaries
  • Three letters of recommendation

On the References page of the online application, enter the information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application.  They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter.  You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system. Please direct questions to Mark Drayse, Department Chair at

Application Deadline: Completed applications received by October 15, 2016 will be assured of receiving full consideration. Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

The persons holding these positions are considered ‘mandated reporters’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. We are an EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.


Minot State University - Assistant Professor of Geography

Minot State University’s Division of Social Science invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Geography. This appointment will be at the assistant professor level starting Fall 2017. Geography is part of the Division of Social Science, an interdisciplinary unit that also includes History, Sociology, Economics, Philosophy, and Political Science.

The university seeks a broadly trained geographer to teach introductory principles, world regional geography, and a rotation of electives and GIS courses. Fields covered should include cultural geography, physical geography, and GIS. Teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The geography program offers a minor and supports students in general education, history education, elementary education, social science, and the sciences. Applicants for the position should demonstrate potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching, engagement in service, and an active research agenda. The position is a tenure-track position with a nine month contract. Advanced graduate candidates will be considered, with a completed Ph.D. in Geography required at time of appointment. Graduate coursework in political science desirable, but not required. Priority will be given to applicants with experience and commitment to high-quality teaching as well as research involving undergraduates, and service to the University and community.

Minot State University is a public institution of higher education with approximately 3400 students enrolled. The University is built upon a core commitment to students, learning, service, cooperation, and a respect for people and place. Candidates should send a faculty employment application, an application letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching and research philosophy, and evidence of successful teaching. Please arrange to have official transcripts and three letters of reference sent directly. Address all materials to Dr. Daniel Ringrose, Chair, Division of Social Science, Minot State University, 500 University Avenue West, Minot, ND 58707. Electronic submissions are acceptable if followed by official paper copies: Review of complete applications will begin 31 October 2016 and continue until position is filled.

The faculty employment application can be accessed online at A criminal history background check must be satisfied prior to employment. The state of North Dakota has an open records law; therefore, your application could be subject to review upon request. 


South Dakota State University - Assistant Professor of Geography

The Department of Geography at South Dakota State University seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 22, 2017, with a specialization in Geographic Information Science (GIS). This is a 9-month, full-time position. The Department of Geography has several new junior faculty members and this hire is expected to complement dynamic and evolving programs consisting of B.S. degrees in Geography and GISc, an M.S. in Geography, and faculty supervision of PhD students in the Geospatial Science program. SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.


University of Delaware - Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, GIS[]

Description: The Department of Geography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment at the University of Delaware invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor beginning September 2017. The Department seeks a scholar who shows exceptional promise as an intellectual leader to advance research in the field of Geographic Information Science and ideally will complement and enhance the existing research areas of the department and college.   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, Meteorology and Climatology, Masters 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.   Our Department is strengthened by a new PhD degree, interactions with colleagues in the department's well-established climatology and physical geography programs, new synergies within human geography program, 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 successful candidate will be expected to develop an ambitious GIS research program with a high level of publication and external support, teach courses in GIS at the undergraduate and graduate level, mentor students in our degree programs, and offer service to the department, college, university, profession and community.  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, and is a Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Land Grant institution. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minority group members and women.

Requirements: A Ph.D. in Geography or a closely related discipline is required at the time of appointment.

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) a statement of research and teaching interests, 4) up to three publications as examples of the candidate’s scholarship, and 5) contact information for three references. The separate parts of the application must be combined as one file before submitting it electronically at

Questions regarding this position (but not applications) may be addressed to the committee chair April Veness,

Review of applications will begin on 3 October 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

Further information about our department and programs may be found at

DEADLINE: October 3


10/5 -- References requested, deadline for referee submission 10/12

10/26 -- 15 minute phone interview

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Postdoctoral Research Opportunity in Energy and Environmental Policy - University of Delaware[]

Deadline: August 15, 2016

The University of Delaware is recruiting a motivated researcher to develop a broad range of new research proposals and partnerships in energy and environmental policy. The Post-Doctoral Researcher is required to have a Doctorate from an interdisciplinary program. It is essential that the candidate be comfortable with both natural science and social science discourse on energy and the environment and demonstrated good English writing ability. Additional language expertise would strengthen the application. The position will be supervised by the incoming Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment, Dr. Saleem H. Ali and situated jointly within the Department of Geography (College of Earth, Ocean and Environment) and the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy.  Professor Ali will also have a Senior Fellow appointment at Columbia University's Center on Sustainable Investment and continued affiliation with the University of Queensland (Sustainable Minerals Institute), Australia. The postdoctoral researcher will also have access to these networks for research development.

The salary range for this position will be $US 52,000 to $US 60,000, depending on experience with full benefits accorded by the University of Delaware. We have secure funding for the position for up to 3 years with the possibility of extension based on funds raised during the initially funded period.

To Apply: Candidates should submit a cover letter with a statement of future research interests and  CV, as one document and names and contact information for three references.  Applicants should indicate in their cover letter the date by which they anticipate having their doctoral degree conferred.

Applications need to be submitted though the portal system linked here.

UD is classified as a research university with very high research activity (Category 1) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education