Assistant Professor of Geography (Community Geography)
August 14, 2018
Syracuse, New York
The Department of Geography, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University seeks to hire a human geographer with interests in community geography and participatory geographies at the rank of assistant professor. This is a tenure-track appointment. Ph.D. required at time of appointment.
We seek a human geographer whose research and teaching focus on some combination of the following areas: community geography, participatory (action) research, participatory mapping or participatory GIS, and/or community-based scholarship focused on social change. We expect to hire a scholar poised to make a significant theoretical contribution to key subfields in critical human geography, but whose work is also empirically rooted, preferably in the Global South. Possible areas of research expertise include social and environmental justice, inequality, public health, development, poverty, indigenous geographies, disaster management, social movements, and the digital humanities. Applications from candidates with experience with multiple methods, especially participatory and critical GIS, historical GIS, geovisualization techniques, community mapping, and other innovative participatory methods, are welcome, as are applications from scholars emphasizing socially relevant, publicly engaged, or action-oriented scholarship on inequality and social change. Candidates should demonstrate clear evidence of a strong research program moving forward and of significant promise in teaching. The most competitive candidates will see synergistic opportunities with existing strengths in our Department, such as the Syracuse Community Geography Program, as well as with the Maxwell School's commitment to socially relevant scholarship oriented toward public engagement.
Besides contributing to the Department’s research and teaching strengths in political, urban, or cultural geography and environment-society, we seek a scholar who might also contribute to initiatives across the Maxwell School. Opportunities for interdisciplinary research include the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion; the Maxwell Labor Studies Group; the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs; the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Cooperation; the Center for Environmental Policy and Administration; and regional programs in the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and European Union, and others. The Geography Department maintains strong collaborative links with other social science departments and interdisciplinary programs in international relations, citizenship and civic engagement, and other areas, as well as with scholars in African-American Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Food Studies.
The Department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, service, and/or lived experiences have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in our work with students, colleagues, and wider communities.
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