Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Internal Number: 112319
The Department of Geography and Environmental Systems at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications from scholars in human geography or related disciplines pursuing a research agenda in Environmental Justice (EJ), broadly defined. We wish to hire a colleague whose scholarship and teaching seeks to foster transformation toward a more just society and involves meaningful partnership with community-based organizations. We value diverse lived experiences that inform research, teaching, and mentoring.
While we welcome candidates from a range of specializations and methodologies, we especially encourage candidates whose scholarly work critically engages with diverse ways of understanding environmental problems. This could include approaches from, but not limited to, Black geographies or ecologies, Indigenous knowledge or science, Latinx geographies, decolonial perspectives, public science, or Queer ecologies.
Furthermore, we welcome scholars who examine the intersection of environmental justice with multiple dimensions of oppression, possibility/resistance, and environmental processes. This could encompass a wide range of topics, including but not limited to: racial capitalism, environmental racism, militarization, settler colonialism, climate justice, food sovereignty, abolition geographies, land-back movements, air quality, water access, open space, or community-based stewardship.
The successful candidate is expected to develop an externally-funded research program while teaching a combination of introductory human geography courses and advanced courses (at the undergraduate and graduate levels) in their area of specialty. The average teaching load is two courses per semester. This is a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank and will begin in August 2023.
At minimum, candidates will hold a PhD at the time of appointment. Initial evaluation of applications will be based on the following criteria: research productivity in the areas described above commensurate with time as a professional; teaching experience; demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in scholarship, teaching, and service; and potential for future success in research and teaching, including potential as a mentor for undergraduate and graduate students.
Applications should be sent to apply.interfolio.com/112319 and should include:
cover letter with a description of qualifications and fit with the department and university;
a statement of commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in research, teaching, and service;
a statement of research and teaching;
your Curriculum vitae; and
names and contact information of three references.
Questions can be directed to HGsearch@umbc.edu. Formal review of applications will begin on October 17, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.