Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of Economic Geography

Clark University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Geography
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Company Description:

Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University's commitment to "challenge convention and change our world" and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark's many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996.

Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city "on the rise." The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub.

Job Description:

The Graduate School of Geography at Clark University invites applications for a tenure track, Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of Economic Geography, starting August 2023, to join our internationally recognized program in Geography and contribute to our long-standing strength in the field of economic geography. Excellence in research and publication, potential to secure extramural funding, and capacities for strong undergraduate and graduate teaching, advising, and mentoring are required.  We are especially interested in applicants who make innovative and substantive contributions to theoretical and empirical research agendas centered in the field of economic geography.  

Specific themes may include, but are not limited to  (listed alphabetically): development, economic dimensions of climate change, feminist thought, globalization (e.g., financialization, global production networks), political economy, racial capitalisms, regional and technological change, and/or sustainability transitions. Prospective candidates will be expected to have a wide-ranging knowledge of, and vision for, the field of economic geography, demonstrated editorial experience, and a willingness and capacity to take on a future leadership role in managing the Clark-owned journal, Economic Geography (

Candidates will also have opportunities to contribute to interdisciplinary teaching in Clark's curricula in Area Studies, Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies; International Development, Community, and the Environment; Urban Studies; and/or Women's and Gender Studies. Clark University ( integrates intensive, high-profile research in a liberal arts setting, while the Graduate School of Geography ( is one of the top ranked geography programs in the United States.

The Graduate School of Geography is committed to mentoring faculty and opportunities exist for collaborative research within the department, with other departments, and through multidisciplinary centers and programs such as the George Perkins Marsh Institute (, the Center for Gender, Race, and Area Studies (, Clark Labs ( and the New Earth Conversation (


Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.

Additional Information:

Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.

Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Clark University Careers Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • CV
  • Cover letter, describing your interest in the position, and your professional goals
  • Statement of research interests, agendas, approaches, and editorial experiences
  • Statement of teaching experience and goals
  • Statement regarding diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
  • Contact information for three references


For full consideration, please apply no later than August 31, 2022. Please send general inquiries to


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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

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