Apologies for x-posting. UMBC's Geography and Environmental Systems
department is hiring this year. Details and application link below.


*University of Maryland Baltimore County*
*Department of Geography and Environmental Systems*
*Assistant Professor of Human Geography *
*http://ges.umbc.edu <http://ges.umbc.edu/>*
*Baltimore, Maryland, 21250 *

The Department of Geography and Environmental Systems at the University of
Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications from scholars for a
position as tenure-track Assistant Professor in *human geography or related
disciplines* pursuing a research agenda in *environmental health, social
justice, and/or urban political economy*.  While we welcome candidates from
a broad range of areas of specialization, we especially encourage
candidates whose scholarly work critically engages with topics such as
inequalities in health and well-being; race, gender, and other dimensions
of identity and difference; migration and mobility; social movements and
urban change; or environmental justice. 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.
Preference will be given to candidates who add to the intellectual
diversity of the department and have the potential to build new
collaborations with current faculty. We also encourage applications from
candidates with experience or interest in engaging communities beyond the
university in research or courses. The position will begin in August 2019.

UMBC is proud to rank in the top 15% of national universities in the
diversity of its student body and to emphasize an inclusive workplace for
faculty and staff. We seek to attract an equally diverse pool for this
position and encourage applications from women, under-represented group
members, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Candidates should
include a statement documenting a commitment to diversity and inclusion
and/or experience advancing members of under-represented groups, and
describe how their scholarship will foster an inclusive and equitable
educational environment.

At minimum, candidates will hold a PhD at the time of appointment and
demonstrate experience teaching courses in human geography or related
areas. Evaluation of applications will be based on: research productivity
commensurate with time as a professional; teaching experience; demonstrated
commitment to diversity and inclusion in scholarship, teaching, and
service; recommendation letters; and potential for future success in
research and teaching, including potential as a mentor for undergraduate
and graduate students.

UMBC is listed in the most recent Carnegie ranking as a Research
University-High Research Activity. The Department has grown to more than
300 majors in recent years, with more than 60 graduate students in M.S.,
M.P.S., and Ph.D. programs. Faculty and graduate student interests span
topics from urban geography to environmental science and management, and
the department provides a rich and collegial environment for
cross-disciplinary collaboration. The department is particularly strong in
areas including urban geography, urban environments, environmental policy
and management, water resources, ecology and conservation, and geospatial
techniques. Several faculty and students explicitly incorporate issues of
justice, inclusion, and diversity in their research and teaching. UMBC
encourages faculty and students to engage with communities in research and
teaching, and the Department has a strong record of such engagement both
locally and abroad. Collaborative opportunities across departments include
faculty in Sociology, Anthropology, Health Administration & Policy; Gender,
Women’s, and Sexuality Studies; Public Policy; Biological Sciences;
Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering; Computer Science &
Electrical Engineering; Global Studies; Interdisciplinary Studies; and the
multi-campus Marine, Estuarine & Environmental Sciences program.

Other opportunities for research collaboration at UMBC include the
Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES), an NSF-funded Urban Long-Term Ecological
Research site at UMBC incorporating science, social science, education, and
justice/diversity; the Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology (JCET) a
research consortia formed by UMBC and NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center; the
Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education (CUERE), a research
center focused on the environmental, social and economic impacts of urban
and suburban landscape transformation; and the U.S. Geological Survey Water
Science Center for the MD-DE-DC region. UMBC is located in close proximity
to Washington D.C. and a broad array of federal, state, and local agencies
as well as to other research institutions along the
Washington-Baltimore-Philadelphia corridor. Interested candidates may visit
the web site http://www.umbc.edu/ges for additional information.

All application materials must be submitted via apply.interfolio.com/52372.
For a complete application to receive full consideration, please include:

   - cover letter with description of qualifications and fit with the
   department and university
   - a statement of commitment to inclusion and diversity in research,
   teaching, and service
   - a statement of teaching
   - a statement of research
   - up to three reprints of research publications
   - Curriculum vitae
   - three letters of recommendation.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Dawn Biehler at hgsea...@umbc.edu. Formal
review of applications will begin on October 7, 2018 and will continue
until the position is filled. UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer.

*Dillon Mahmoudi* | Assistant Professor
Department of Geography and Environmental Systems
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
dill...@umbc.edu | @dillonm

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