The Department of Geography and the Environment and Sustainability Program at the University of South Carolina invite applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Economic Geography with a primary research focus on environmental resources, issues, or sustainability to begin August 16, 2014. The successful candidate, who will have a Ph.D. in geography or a closely related field at the time of appointment, should have a research program that provides insights into the economic geographies of human-environment relations and actively engages with current theoretical discussions and debates within economic geography and across disciplines. The position is a joint appointment between the Department of Geography (http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/geog/), which will serve as the tenure home, and the Environment and Sustainability Program (http://www.environ.sc.edu/), an interdisciplinary home for academic programs, research and scholarship, and community outreach activities that link environmental and sustainability initiatives at the University of South Carolina. The successful candidate will thus join an active, top-ranked geography program while also working and teaching within a dedicated, campus-wide community of scholars focused on developing and providing research- and policy-based solutions for the planet’s environmental and societal needs. Preference will be given to candidates who possess a strong record of publication and extramural funding, research and teaching interests that complement and expand existing strengths in human and physical geography and GIScience, and a demonstrated ability to work with interdisciplinary groups both on and off campus.
Candidates should provide a letter of application describing current and future research activities and teaching interests/experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of at least three referees. All materials should be submitted electronically to Dr. Kirstin Dow, Search Committee Chair (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org). Screening of applications will begin October 4 2013, though applications may be considered until the search is completed.
The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.