Recruitment/Posting Title Assistant Professor in Black Geographies
Department SAS - Geography
Salary Commensurate With Experience
The Department of Geography at Rutgers University invites applicants for a
Tenure Track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Black Geographies.
We seek a candidate whose teaching and research interests offer innovative
theoretical or methodological perspectives to understand the experiences of
Black communities in relation to pressing environmental and social
transformations. Topical areas might include, for example, racial justice
movements, carceral and abolition geographies, environmental racism, Black
autonomous spaces, diaspora studies, or digital geographies. We will give
preference to a candidate whose interests complement and build upon the
existing profile of Geography faculty, and whose scholarship demonstrates
empirical and theoretical rigor. We will also give preference to a candidate
who can help diversify our faculty or draw a more diverse student body to our
discipline through the substance of their research and teaching. The candidate
will be expected to teach and advise students at the undergraduate and
graduate levels in relevant topics such as urban environmental justice, Black
Geographies, or race and ethnicity. Interest in innovative pedagogies, civic
engagement and activism, or new geographical research methods would be an
Rutgers University offers a dynamic and diverse intellectual environment with
multiple interdisciplinary centers connected to the study of the Black
experience, including the Rutgers Institute for the Study of Global Racial
Justice, Center for Cultural Analysis, Center for Historical Analysis,
Institute for Research on Women, Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean
Studies, and Center for Social Justice Education and LGBTQIA Communities.
Rutgers Geography, founded in 1949, has twelve core and eighteen additional
graduate faculty. The department is built on a tradition of critical spatial
analysis across the discipline's subfields and draws from decades of
collaboration with area studies and other interdisciplinary units on campus.
The anticipated start date for this position is September 1, 2022. Additional
information about the Department of Geography and Rutgers University can be
found at geography.rutgers.edu.
Posting Number 21FA1031
Posting Open Date 09/07/2021
Posting Close Date 10/31/2021
Minimum Education and Experience
Required qualifications: A PhD by September 1, 2022 in Geography or a related
field such as African American Studies, Anthropology, Black Studies,
Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, Sociology, Urban Studies, or Urban
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Desired qualifications: teaching experience in a college or university setting
in Geography or a related discipline; demonstrated capacity to secure external
research funding; experience advising graduate students or preparedness to
begin such responsibilities.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Instructions to Applicants
Application materials include: cover letter, CV, a combined statement of
research, teaching, and contributions to diversity, two writing samples, and a
list of three references. For additional information about the application
process, please contact Kelly Bernstein (email@example.com), Sr.
Department Administrator. For additional information about the position please
contact Dr. Asher Ghertner (firstname.lastname@example.org), Search Committee Chair.
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021.
Quick Link to Posting https: // jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/141350
Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Livingston (RU-New Brunswick)
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Writing Sample 1
Writing Sample 2