Assistant Professor in GIScience and climate social / racial justice


Ohio State University / Department of Geography


Thursday, September 15, 2022

Start Date

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

The Department of Geography invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, commencing autumn semester 2023. We seek a GIScience scholar whose research addresses the racial disparities and social inequities of climate impacts and helps shape adaptations sensitive to these disparities and inequities.

The position will support our GIS program at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will have research interests in GIScience and environmental justice, complementary to our departmental expertise in urban applications of GIS, spatial data science, climate change, human-environment dynamics, and critical human geography. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research focuses on critical GIScience and geospatial analytics, who creatively engage technology to examine the social justice dimensions of climate and environmental change.

Qualifications: A PhD in Geography or closely related field is required. Preferred qualifications include prior experience in seeking external funding and experience working in interdisciplinary research teams. Likewise, prior university teaching experience, and demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity and mentoring members of underrepresented groups is highly desirable. We are committed to providing mentorship to develop proficiencies in graduate and undergraduate supervision and instruction. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.