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Visiting Assistant Professor In Geography

Vassar College
Pay Transparency Disclosure: The annual base starting salary range for this full-time visiting position is $84,000 to $88,000 (USD). When extending an offer of employment, Vassar College considers factors such as (but not limited to) candidates education/

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Social Sciences, Geography
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Vassar College

Visiting Assistant Professor In Geography

Department: Earth Science & Geography Department
Posting Removal Date:
Posting Number: F108P

For full consideration applicants should apply by: 03/20/2024

About Vassar College
Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduate students, located in the Hudson Valley, seventy-five miles north of New York City. Vassar stands upon the homelands of the Munsee Lenape. The College is located in Poughkeepsie, home to a culturally diverse community, and benefits from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually-mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

Position Introduction
The Department of Earth Science and Geography at Vassar College invites applications for a one-year appointment as a visiting assistant professor in Geography, beginning fall semester of 2024.

AA Statement
Vassar College is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. The College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and especially welcomes applications from veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of racial, ethnic, and other groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding.

Position Description
We seek a social scientist with geographical interests in human-environmental relations, and political economies with regional expertise in a global region. A Ph.D. or advancement to candidacy in geography or related fields is expected. The teaching load is 5 courses per year (2 in one semester and 3 in the other), preferably including an introduction to political ecology (possibly repeated in the second semester), an introduction to economic geography or regional course, a seminar on a topic of your choice, and a methods course.

Salary Wage Range
Pay Transparency Disclosure: The annual base starting salary range for this full-time visiting position is $84,000 to $88,000 (USD). When extending an offer of employment, Vassar College considers factors such as (but not limited to) candidate’s education/training, work experience, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations. This salary range represents the College’s good faith and reasonable estimate at the time of posting.

How to Apply
Candidates should submit:-Letter of application-CV-Two recommendation letters-A brief teaching statement-An unofficial graduate transcript-Diversity statement (see Statement
Applications should be addressed to Yu Zhou, Chair, Earth Science and Geography and submitted online at: PhD is preferred though ABDs will be considered. Address any questions to Administrative Assistant, Lenore Hart, via email at Review of applicant materials will begin on March 20, 2024, and will continue until the position has been filled. There is no guarantee that applications received after this date will be considered.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To Apply
All applicants must apply online at:

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