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Assistant/Associate Professor Geography and Geographic Information Science (Tenure-Track)

George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia
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Posted Date
Sep 5, 2023

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Assistant/Associate Professor Geography and Geographic Information Science (Tenure-Track)


The George Mason University, Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science (GGS), within the College of Science, invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We welcome applications from researchers working in any part of geography and geographic information science, but we especially encourage candidates with expertise in (i) cartography and geovisualization, (ii) geospatial data science, and (iii) quantitative remote sensing and digital image processing to apply. This full-time, tenure-track position is scheduled to begin in August 2024. This position comes with generous benefits, which include comprehensive health insurance, leave options including parental leave, flexible spending accounts, etc. Explore more at


The George Mason University College of Science (Mason Science) is committed to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (AJEDI) throughout our STEM community, including within our hiring and retention practices. At Mason Science, our values include fostering an organizational culture that promotes Anti-Racism, belonging, respect, and civility. We believe that a diversity of opinions, cultures, and perspectives is what provides vibrancy, innovation, and growth to an academic community. By prioritizing inclusive excellence in academics, teaching, research, and global engagement, we strive to attract a diverse pool of faculty and staff who exemplify the Mason Science mission and vision.


George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.



The Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science at George Mason University offers cutting-edge research and education in geography, remote sensing, geoinformatics, and geointelligence. We embrace the complexities of human interactions with natural and urban environments by growing our competence in Geoinformation Science. Located in the Washington DC metropolitan area, the department has strong links with federal agencies and industry, which provides dynamic research opportunities and attracts high quality graduate students.


We are seeking outstanding candidates with expertise that complements existing research efforts and teaching offerings at our department. We especially encourage candidates with expertise in (i) cartography and geovisualization, (ii) geospatial data science, and (iii) quantitative remote sensing and digital image processing to apply.


The selected candidate will develop an externally funded research portfolio that will advance the mission of GGS, advise graduate students at both the master’s and Ph.D. levels, provide core support to our successful and growing programs in Geography and Geoinformation Science, teach core and advanced courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels (the equivalent of two courses per semester) and develop new courses as needed in areas of specialization.


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in geography, geoinformatics, data science, or a closely related field is required by time of appointment; Ability to develop a significant and active research agenda in a field of specialization; A demonstrated record of publishing peer-reviewed scholarship; and Ability to teach courses offered by the department and a field of specialization.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and potential of seeking/securing external research grants.


Special Instructions to Applicants  

Application Instructions:

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F853AZ at by September 18, 2023; complete and submit the online application and upload a:

  • Cover letter; CV; Statement of teaching philosophy; Research statement; List of three professional references with contact information; and Provide a statement (upload as ‘Other Doc’) detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are minoritized and marginalized in your academic field; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Mason Science’s commitment to access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (AJEDI).


Review of applications will begin September 19, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.


For more information about GGS or this opportunity, visit us at

 or contact the department chair, Prof. Dieter Pfoser (


George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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