The Department of Geography at Rutgers University invites applicants for a Tenure Track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Political Ecology. We seek candidates with a focus on patterns of uneven development and how they shape resource systems and users. We specifically look to hire a scholar with demonstrated commitment to in-depth fieldwork in a developing world region. We seek a candidate who emphasizes the history and political economy of resource use, and applies empirical insights to advance larger theoretical understandings of political ecology and international development. Possible areas of specialization include, but are not limited to, agro-pastoral or agro-food systems, conservation, environmental change, health and disease ecologies, land management, marine ecologies or maritime economies, resource extraction or conflict, rivers or water infrastructure, or urban political ecology.
We will give preference to candidates whose interests complement the teaching and research profile of the department's faculty. Rutgers University offers a dynamic and diverse intellectual environment where the ideal candidate will seek to engage not only with Geography faculty but also with other units on campus such as the Center for Cultural Analysis, Center for Historical Analysis, Rutgers Climate Institute, or any of several regional studies programs such as the Centers for African, South Asian, Middle Eastern, or Latin American Studies. We will also give preference to candidates who can help diversify our faculty or draw a more diverse student body to the discipline through the substance of their research and teaching. Additional information about the Department of Geography and Rutgers University can be found at geography.rutgers.edu.
Application materials include: cover letter, CV, statement of research and teaching interests and experience, two writing samples, and three letters of recommendation. The anticipated start date for this position is September 1, 2019.
For additional information about the position or the application process, please contact Professor Kevin St. Martin, Search Committee Chair, Department of Geography at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Required qualifications: PhD in Geography or closely related discipline; demonstrated excellence in scholarly research; commitment to excellence in teaching and advising of students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Desired qualifications: teaching experience in a college or university setting in geography or a related discipline; demonstrated capacity to secure external research funding; experience advising graduate students or preparedness to begin immediate advising responsibilities.
Posting Number: 18FA0534
Location: Livingston (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 75747
About Rutgers University
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