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Assistant Professor 9 Month Salaried (Department of Geography)

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Job Details

Job Title: Assistant Professor 9 Month Salaried (Department of Geography)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 53891
Department The successful candidate will join a dynamic department that values diversity, inclusion, and equity. The Department of Geography seeks to create an open and welcoming learning environment. Please see our web site for more information on diversity initiatives in our Department ( ).

The Department of Geography at FSU is committed to building and maintaining cutting-edge human, environmental, and methods-oriented perspectives on our discipline. We seek to foster a productive, collaborative, and collegial work environment in order to allow faculty and students the space to explore their scholarly interests. We offer a bachelor’s degree in Geography and a

bachelor’s degree in Environment and Society. At the graduate level we offer a master’s degree in Geography, a master’s degree in Geographic Information Science, and a Ph.D. in Geography.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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Responsibilities This is a 9-month position, with a 2-2 teaching assignment (4 courses per year). Teaching will include courses in the curriculum dealing with geography, the environment, and society at the graduate and undergraduate levels, consistent with the candidate’s expertise and Department needs.


A Doctoral degree in Geography or closely related field is required.

Prospective candidates at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level should be able to demonstrate future promise and potential in the areas of research, teaching, and service based on their accomplishments to date and stated future professional goals. Prospective candidates at the tenured Associate Professor level should be able to document a track record of sustained significant achievements in research, teaching, and service.

Preferred The Department of Geography in the College of Social Sciences & Public Policy (COSSPP) at The Florida State University (FSU) seeks a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor or Tenured Associate Professor in human-environment interactions. We seek candidates who specialize in areas such as political ecology, environmental justice, and/or climate equity. We are particularly interested in those who examine how human-environment interactions differently impact people based on race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, labor and livelihoods, ability, nationality, and other axes of social difference. We especially welcome inquiries from candidates whose substantive interests may include but are not limited to water resources, energy geographies, extractive industries, critical infrastructure and transportation, sustainability and green transitions, Indigenous geographies, food and agriculture, urban change, climate crises, uneven development, and/or environmental migration. Salary and benefits are highly competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to sustaining a research agenda in human-environment interactions, broadly defined, and will become an integral part of FSU Geography’s faculty. Leadership opportunities exist for the prospective faculty member to contribute to departmental governance. Publication of research in outlets appropriate to the candidate’s specialty is expected. Moreover, strong candidates will also express a desire to engage in high-quality classroom instruction and to act as mentors for graduate students.

Contact Info

Mark Horner- [email protected]

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

Pay Plan

This is a Faculty position.

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How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

Screening Foreign Researchers

Pursuant to Florida law, any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of employment or training in China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, or Syria is subject to additional screening. If you meet these criteria, you must be prepared to provide the following information to FSU upon request:

  • Every institution of higher education attended, whether or not listed on your CV or resume
  • All previous employment since your 18th birthday
  • A list of all published material
  • A list of all current and pending research funding from any source, including details about the research, your role, funding source, and amount
  • List and description of any non-university professional activities
  • Any affiliation with an institution or program in a foreign country
  • A complete copy of your passport
  • Your most recently submitted DS-160 (Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application)


Working at Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, offering an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. Florida State is responsible for governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and associated arts programs, one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.

Other programs consistently included in the top public university list include physics, chemistry, political science, psychology, criminology, public administration, library science, information, human sciences, business and law.

At the Ph.D. level, interdisciplinary programs draw on notable research faculty strengths that transcend the traditional disciplines, including neuroscience, molecular biophysics, computational science, materials science and research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory—home to the world's most powerful magnets.

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