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Faculty (Open-Rank), Economic/Development Geographer

University at Buffalo
New York, United States
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Jul 26, 2022
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Faculty (Open-Rank), Economic/Development Geographer


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The Department of Geography, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York seeks a tenure-track faculty colleague (open rank) in Economic/Development Geography to advance an internationally recognized program focused on linked processes of economic and environmental change in international contexts.

We welcome applicants whose specialties are related to any area of economic and/or development geography at the intersection of economic and environmental change. Areas of interest could include, but are not limited to: environmental factors shaping social inequality, health, and poverty; political economy of climate policy; development finance; trade, health, and environment; labor, migration and agrarian change; and environmental challenges of emerging economies.

This hire will be one of two new faculty members who are focused on the interactions between climate, health, and development. The successful candidates will have a strong interest in using disciplinary strengths to think across disciplinary boundaries and will be expected to contribute to the Department’s PhD program. Teaching will include geography courses at the undergraduate, Master’s and PhD levels. Normal departmental, university and disciplinary service duties will be expected. We encourage applications from candidates at all ranks. Salary and start-up will be commensurate with rank.

As geographers who study human-environment interactions throughout the world, we understand the value and importance of diversity for society and our discipline. We are committed to providing an open, supportive, and inclusive environment for all of our students, faculty, and staff members, and we are committed to increasing diversity in all parts of our department. Please see our full diversity statement.

The Department of Geography at UB is nationally-ranked and renowned for significant advances in earth systems science, economic geography, geographic information science, health geography, and remote sensing. The department’s strengths lie in its national and international reputation for high-impact research in GIS, International Trade, and Health Geography, its diverse and highly productive faculty, and its success in training PhD students to contribute to the field. In addition to its strong Ph.D. program, the department offers a BA degree in Geography, BA in International Trade, BS in Geographic Information Science, and Master’s degrees (M.A. and M.S.) in Geography, International Trade, and GIS .

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages .

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo .

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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PhD in Geography or related field. Record of independent research and scholarship appropriate to rank

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North Campus

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Review of applications will begin on September 16, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Candidates are requested to address inclusive pedagogy in their teaching statement. Please also describe your interest in the position and professional goals in the cover letter. Please also submit two representative publications as well as a research statement. The hiring committee will reach out to referees provided by the applicant.

All application materials should be submitted via UB Jobs. Application materials submitted directly to the posting contact will not be acknowledged and cannot be considered.

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Marion Werner

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