Assistant/Associate Professor of Transportation Geography (Tenure-Track)
George Mason University, Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science (GGS) in the College of Science invites highly qualified candidates to apply for our Transportation Geography faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This full-time, tenure-track position is scheduled to begin in August 2020. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The Department of Geography and GeoInformation Science at George Mason University offers cutting-edge research and education in geography, remote sensing, geoinformatics, and geointelligence. We embrace the complexities of human interactions with natural and urban environments by growing our competence in GeoInformation Science. Located in the Washington DC metropolitan area, the department has strong links with federal agencies and industry, which provides dynamic research opportunities and attracts high quality graduate students. For more information about the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Sciences or this opportunity, visit http://ggs.gmu.edu/
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We are seeking candidates that combine an expertise within the field of transportation geography with novel analysis and modeling techniques. We especially encourage applications from candidates with expertise in researching mobility, accessibility, network analysis, or the dynamics of modal splits. Outstanding candidates will demonstrate high-level research using data modeling, transportation GIS, demand and allocation modeling, or economic analysis.
The selected candidate will develop an externally funded research portfolio that will advance the mission of GGS, advise graduate students at both the master's and Ph.D. levels, provide core support to our successful and growing programs in Geography and Geoinformation Science; teach core and advanced courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels (the equivalent of two courses per semester) and develop new courses as needed in areas of specialization.
Ph.D. in geography, geoinformatics, urban planning, or a closely related field is required by time of appointment.
Ability to develop a strong and active research agenda.
A demonstrated record of publishing peer-reviewed scholarship.
Ability to teach courses in transportation geography and a field of specialization.
A demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and potential of seeking/securing external research grants.
This position comes with generous benefits which include comprehensive health insurance, leave options including parental leave, flexible spending accounts, and more. Visit the Benefits page at https://hr.gmu.edu/benefits/ for more information.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply at http://jobs.gmu.edu by October 4, 2019; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, a philosophy of teaching statement, a research statement, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 46525
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