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Colgate University[]


The Geography Department at Colgate University invites applications for two (2) one-year visiting faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in Human Geography and Physical Geography beginning fall semester 2022. Both candidates should be able to teach upper and lower division courses in their respective fields, and be able to contribute to the department’s methods electives and senior seminars. For the Human Geography position the areas of specialization are open, but candidates whose work engages Black, Latinx, feminist, queer, Indigenous, postcolonial or health geographies, or who use critical GIS approaches to engage human dimensions of socio-environmental processes in these contexts are especially encouraged to apply. For the Physical Geography position, specialization is also open, but we especially encourage applications from candidates who use geospatial data science approaches to address global change issues such as climate impacts, urban environments, environmental justice, disease ecology, or food security.  Completion of Ph.D. is required prior to or shortly after the time of hire. Successful candidates may be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

The list of required application materials should include a cover letter, CV, diversity/inclusivity statement, and the names of three individuals who can provide letters of reference, to be submitted directly through  The cover letter should outline teaching and research specialties, and the diversity statement should describe how the applicant’s teaching and scholarship might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion: ( Review of applications will begin on March 21 and continue until the position is filled.

Colgate is a vibrant liberal arts university of 3200 students situated in

central New York state whose faculty are committed to excellence in both

teaching and scholarship. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at  Further information about the Geography Department can be found at:

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Middlebury College[]


The Department of Geography invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track position beginning fall 2020. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Geography or related fields by the start of fall 2020. We seek candidates who can:

  1. contribute regularly to the teaching of our introductory GIS curriculum, and
  2. offer electives that complement our current course offerings in the candidate’s thematic, regional, and/or methodological areas of expertise. For example, we would welcome foci on the Global South and marginalized peoples, geographies of health and energy, and critical geography, but these are not exclusive - we are open to a wide array of areas of expertise.

For more information about Geography at Middlebury, please visit our departmental website at The successful candidate will be expected to teach 4.5 courses per year depending upon enrollments, contact hours, and labs. Candidates will also contribute regularly to the college-wide curriculum, including the first-year seminar program and winter term. Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching and scholarly potential.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Geography or related fields by the start of fall 2020.

Application Instructions[]

Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Through Interfolio submit: 1) a letter of application addressed to the search committee chair, Peter Nelson; 2) statement of teaching and research plans, 3) one-page statement on inclusion that addresses how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service demonstrate a commitment to and/or evidence of engaging with issues of diversity and inclusion, 4) curriculum vitae, 5) names and contact information for three references whom we may contact for letters of recommendation. To apply for this position, go to The application deadline is October 20, 2019.

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The Juilliard School[]


The Department of Liberal Arts at the Juilliard School seeks applicants for a full-time, non-tenure-track, assistant professor. Successful applicants will teach in the department’s writing, core, and elective curricula. Candidates must have experience in teaching First Year Composition and must be dedicated to the department’s core curriculum, which emphasizes critical reading and writing, cross-cultural thinking, and the humanities and social sciences. A disciplinary specialization in the social sciences, especially political anthropology, cultural anthropology, sociology, geography, or social psychology, is preferred. Opportunities to teach electives in the field of specialization will be provided. The ideal candidate will demonstrate skills in interdisciplinary and collaborative pedagogy. Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand upon application, must have significant teaching experience as instructor of record and the ability to work with a wide range of constituencies (staff, students, faculty, and administrators) with diplomacy and tact.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach six courses per year. While Juilliard does not grant tenure, new faculty can expect, after two years of service on annual contracts, to earn renewable three-year contracts.

Applicants should submit:

1. a letter of interest that includes a brief discussion of teaching experience, current scholarship, and approaches to teaching and research

2. a curriculum vitae

3. a more detailed statement of teaching philosophy, including an explanation of the manner in which a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging translates into classroom practice (2 pages or 1000 words max).

All materials should be received by April 6, 2021; go to and locate the job "faculty - liberal arts core/writing. Late applications may be considered until the position is filled. After an initial review, some applicants will be asked to submit letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. Finalists will be asked to perform a teaching demonstration. Interviews will be held by videoconference. Receipt of materials will be acknowledged by email.

Juilliard Statement on commitment to EDIB: The Juilliard School has an ongoing commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusiveness throughout the community and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the School's faculty. For more information, please see the following link: