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Assistant Professor of Geography with expertise in GI Science/Geographic Information Systems

Hofstra University
11549, Hempstead (US)
Date posted
Feb 2, 2024

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At Hofstra University, intellectual curiosity is not just aspirational – it is central to how we engage on a daily basis. Hofstra faculty work within a diverse scholarly community committed to student success, intellectual discovery, free inquiry, inclusivity, and collaboration. Enrolling more than 10,000 students, Hofstra offers students an array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs spanning the arts, humanities, sciences, business, engineering, law, health care, communications, and more. Our accomplished faculty collaborate with students to explore interdisciplinary questions and produce innovative research that lays the foundation for future personal and professional success. With a beautiful campus in Hempstead, NY, Hofstra's location seamlessly merges the tranquility of coastal suburban living with the boundless opportunities of nearby New York City.


Hofstra University seeks candidates who will contribute to a supportive climate for students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.


The Department of Global Studies and Geography at Hofstra University seeks a broadly trained candidate for the tenure-track, full-time position of Assistant Professor of Geography to teach and perform research in Geographic Information Science/Geographic Information Systems. We seek candidates who are resourceful, critical thinking-oriented teacher/researchers who can prepare our students for a wide variety of geographically inflected careers and produce meaningful geographical scholarship. Candidates must be effective communicators with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, be able to initiate sustained research and show initiative in seeking external funding for research. The standard teaching load at Hofstra is three courses per semester.


The candidate must be capable of teaching introductory digital mapping skills, intermediate GIS, and advanced GIS undergraduate courses. The candidate must also be able to teach remote sensing and web-based geotechnologies and ideally should be able to use GIS for social- or environmental-justice purposes. Preference will be given to candidates that can teach regional geography course(s) focused outside North America and who can develop and teach new courses in urban planning. Prior university teaching experience is strongly preferred.




  • PhD in geography, urban planning or associated discipline at time of appointment. Ability to teach Introductory Digital Mapping/GIS, Intermediate GIS, and Advanced GIS courses. Ability to teach remote sensing and web-based geotechnologies. Successful candidates will have a commitment to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in an educational environment.



  • Prior university teaching with positive teaching reviews.
  • Ability to teach the use of GIS for social- or environmental-justice purposes.
  • Ability to develop a program in urban planning.
  • Ability to teach dedicated course(s) on geographic region(s) outside of North America.
  • Experience collaborating with geographers and/or scholars in other disciplines.
  • Ability to attract outside research funding.





Please upload the following with your application for consideration to :


  • Cover letter, including a brief summary of scholarly interests and accomplishments. Curriculum vitae. Teaching statement with appended evidence of effectiveness as an educator and approach to creating an inclusive learning environment. Candidates are encouraged to include a statement on how their work may contribute to Hofstra’s institutional commitment to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Email address and phone number of three professional references.



All applications received by March 15 will receive full consideration, but we will accept applications until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to but applications should be submitted via Hofstra’s application portal




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