Job: Assistant professor in political geography, Syracuse University

A rare position opening in this field!

The Department of Geography, the Maxwell School, Syracuse University seeks to hire a political geographer at the Assistant Professor rank. This is a tenure track appointment. Ph.D. required at time of appointment.

We seek a political geographer whose research and teaching focuses on some combination of the following: political economy, globalization, geopolitics, citizenship, or state theory. We expect to hire a scholar poised to make a significant contribution to political geographic theory, but whose work is strongly empirically rooted. Besides contributing to the Department’s research and teaching cluster in Political Economy, we seek a scholar who might also contribute to departmental research efforts in Gender, Identity, and Citizenship; Culture, Justice, and Urban Space; or Globalization and Regional Development. Opportunities for interdisciplinary research within the Maxwell School include the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs; the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Cooperation; the Campbell Public Affairs Institute; the Middle East, East Asia, and South Asia Programs; the Program on Latin America and the Caribbean; and others. The Department maintains strong collaborative links with the other social science departments and programs in the Maxwell School, as well as scholars in African American Studies, LGBT Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Disability Studies, and involved in Syracuse University’s Africa Initiative. With its Community Geography Project and other initiatives the Department is also a leader in the University’s emphasis on publicly-engaged scholarship; applications from scholars emphasizing socially-relevant and engaged research are therefore welcome.

The Department strongly values excellence in teaching, and the successful candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses. Faculty members normally teach two courses per semester.

Ph.D. required at time of appointment.

For consideration, a candidate must complete an online faculty application at and attach online the following: a letter of application and Curriculum Vitae; statements about the applicant’s research program, teaching interests and teaching philosophy; and writing samples (optional). Please combine files, as only three files can be attached (at a maximum of 2MB each file).

In addition, applicants will be required to provide the names and full email addresses of three references, who will then be automatically contacted and asked to submit their letters directly.

Syracuse University is an EO/AA employer and particularly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.