Assistant Professor of Geography & Sustainability Studies
Location: Geneseo, New York
Higher Education Institution
The Department of Geography & Sustainability Studies at The State University of New York (SUNY) Geneseo is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2023. The department seeks a Human Geographer specializing in environmental justice who will contribute to a growing Sustainability Studies program and has a strong commitment to teaching excellence in a liberal arts setting. The ideal candidate will specialize in food or water security, urban issues, or climate and energy. The department has a 3/3 standard academic year teaching load (3 courses per semester). A commitment to working effectively with students from diverse backgrounds is essential. The candidate is expected to establish an active research program and to contribute to the campus, community, department, and discipline via service roles.
Teach undergraduate introductory human geography and sustainability courses, as well as intermediate and advanced courses focused on environmental justice and the candidate’s topical area of expertise.
Provide academic advising to undergraduate students.
Maintain a research agenda with productivity expectations commensurate with that of faculty employed at a teaching-focused college.
Deliver high-impact learning experiences, including supervision of undergraduate research and internships.
Contribute to governance through service at the department and college level, and through service to the discipline and/or community. Departmental service obligations will include assisting the Sustainability Studies coordinator with program development and recruitment.
A PhD in Geography or closely aligned program by time of appointment (September 1, 2023).
Primary expertise in food or water security, urban issues, or climate and energy.
Teaching experience as the primary instructor, including evidence of success in teaching human geography and/or sustainability courses.
A demonstrated interest in undergraduate teaching and research.
A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
Founded in 1871, Geneseo is a premier public liberal arts college. Nationally recognized for excellence and value in the liberal arts, Geneseo is known for its exceptional faculty, its welcoming atmosphere, and its reputation for producing successful alumni.
Located on 220 acres in the historic Village of Geneseo, and a short drive from Rochester and Buffalo, Geneseo offers a warm environment for learning and discovery. The campus embodies the classic aesthetic of Northeastern colleges with brick walkways, shade trees, and ivy-draped buildings.