Academic Job Announcement

State University of New York
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geography and Planning


The Department of Geography and Planning, University at Albany, SUNY, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position. Desired areas of specialization are Human Dimensions of Global Change and associated fields of economic, social, cultural, political and/or urban geography. Candidates should have substantial international interests/experience.

At the time of appointment, candidates must hold a graduate degree in Geography and a PhD degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization.

Applicants must be able to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The appointee will teach GOG 500/GOG 493 Introduction to Graduate Study in Geography/Geographic Thought, GOG 102 Intro Human Geography, a new advanced course on Human Dimensions of Global Change, and a core or capstone course for Globalization Studies students. Maintenance of an active scholarly research program and ability to attract external research funding are essential.

Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population. The University at Albany is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Immigration Reform and Control Act and Americans with Disabilities employer. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply.

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The Department has undergraduate majors in Geography and in Urban Studies and Planning, and it coordinates and advises the University’s interdisciplinary undergraduate major in Globalization Studies. Graduate programs within the Department include a Master’s (MA) in Geography, and a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning (MRP). In addition, the Department has undergraduate and graduate certificate programs in Geographic Information Sciences (GIS), a graduate certificate in Urban Policy, and a GIS track within the Ph.D. program in Information Science. The Department is also in the process of establishing a new Master’s of Science in GIS.

The Department encourages interdisciplinary research and has strong links with other departments in the College of Arts and Sciences (Sociology, Anthropology, East Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, etc.) and with other Schools and Colleges of the University, including the new College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the School of Public Health.

About the University at Albany
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages 17,000 diverse students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, New York State's capital city, the University has easy access New York City, Boston, and resort and wilderness areas in the Adirondacks, Catskills, and New England.