The Department of Geography at Virginia Tech is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in the social dimensions of coastal studies at the rank of assistant professor. Information about the department and university can be found here and here.
The Department seeks an enterprising scholar working in the confluence of human geography, coastal economies, society, and environment. The specific research area within coastal studies is open. Diverse candidates who complement one or more departmental strengths in human-environment interactions, sustainability, urban geography, water, medical geography, hazards, geospatial science, biogeography, and atmospheric science are welcome. Especial encouragement is given to individuals with commitments to public engagement, environmental justice, international scholarship or collaborations with underserved communities to apply. Individuals must have a PhD in Geography or a closely related discipline or program by the time of the August 2021 appointment.
Applicants should demonstrate excellence or promise in teaching, research, and outreach. The successful candidate must be able to teach engaging undergraduate and graduate courses in human geography including core and speciality courses. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program, a strong publication record, and advise graduate students in the MS program. Opportunities also exist to advise PhD students through the Geospatial and Environmental Analysis program based in the department’s home College of Natural Resources and Environment .
The successful candidate will be invited to join the Center for Coastal Studies, which brings together 50+ faculty from eight of Virginia Tech’s nine academic colleges. Faculty in this area are collaborating to identify transdisciplinary solutions to critical social and environmental problems.
Recognizing the critical importance of diverse teams, Virginia Tech is working to diversify its faculty by actively recruiting from groups that historically have been marginalized. The Department is seeking candidates who adopt and practice efforts to increase access and inclusion to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all.
Given the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 global pandemic, this search will be conducted remotely. Review of applications will begin March 1st, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. For more information on this opportunity see the job posting.