Archive: Job vacancies

• Postdocs at University College London (x5)

UCL STEaPP Provost (Research) Fellow x 5

UCL Department: Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP)


Grade: 7, Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £32,375-£39,132, plus a STEaPP market supplement of £6,500 per annum


In September 2013, University College London will formally launch its new Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy(STEaPP). In close partnership with a related cross-faculty policy engagement and decision support Institute (also launching in September 2013), this Department will build a comprehensive portfolio of educational, policy engagement and research programmes targeting the needs of a broad array of practitioner, academic and student communities around the world.

These prestigious two-year UCL STEaPP Provost Fellowships are designed to enable exceptionally talented early career researchers to develop their research, teaching and policy engagement experience sufficiently to make them very strong candidates for academic (faculty) positions at top international universities by the end of their Fellowship.


Key Requirements

Applications are warmly encouraged from candidates from across all branches of social, natural and engineering sciences with research, policy engagement and teaching interests relevant to STEaPP. Any disciplinary (or multidisciplinary) background and topical focus of relevance to STEaPP is welcome.

The appointee(s) will have enthusiasm and propensity for inter-disciplinary, intercultural and international team building and sustained collaboration as well as a strong professional orientation towards integrating ‘impact orientated’ engagement with a broad array of government, corporate and civil society policy communities.

The nature of these posts require individuals with enthusiasm and propensity for external networking and relationship-building, a genuine global outlook, and an open, flexible and collaborative spirit, as well as enthusiasm and creativity for experimenting with novel methods of teaching and policy engagement.


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• Assistant Professor, Human Geography (Hawaii)

Assistant Professor, Human Geography with specialization in geopolitics or environmental governance
Department of Geography, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

position #084917

9-month appointment, permanent, general funds, full time, tenure track

to begin August 1, 2014, subject to position clearance and availability of funds.
Duties: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise undergraduate and graduate students; conduct an active research program; publish research results; seek extramural funding; engage departmental, university, and professional activities.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in Geography or allied field from an accredited college, university or foreign equivalent, record of scholarly achievement as evidenced by teaching, publications, and research.

Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply: Upload all application materials to Send curriculum vitae, cover letter stating how you satisfy the minimum qualifications, statement summarizing your teaching and research interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. The names and contact information for three references should be submitted.
Inquiries: Dr. Krisna Suryanata, (808) 956-7384, email: Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by that date will be given priority. EEO/AA Employer.
Department and University Background: The Department of Geography celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2012 and currently has fifteen faculty members with expertise across the breadth of the discipline. We offer M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in environmental geography, human geography, and geographic technologies. Our students regularly win research grants and awards and over 300 graduates have pursued careers in academia, government service, NGOs, and in the private sector. Department website:
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is the only research intensive (R-1) university in Hawai‘i and one of only a handful of land grant, sea grant, and space grant universities in the United States. The university has an extensive library collection, including a world class Asia Collection. The East-West Center, which is adjacent to campus, provides many opportunities for funding and collaboration with other scholars from the Asia-Pacific region. UH is located in the lush Mānoa Valley of Honolulu on the island of Oahu. Honolulu is a cosmopolitan and ethnically diverse city of approximately 800,000 with all the amenities of a large American city.

• Assistant Professor, Human Geography (Hawaii)

– Position # 0087258T
– 9-month appointment, temporary, special funds, full-time, non-tenure track
– To begin August 1, 2013, subject to position clearance and availability of funds.


Duties: To teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses (2-3 teaching load); advise undergraduate and graduate students; maintain an active research program; seek extramural funding; engage in departmental, university, professional, as well as community

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Geography or allied field from an accredited college, university or foreign equivalent. Record of scholarly and instructional achievement or promise in the field as evidenced by teaching, publications, and research.
Desirable Qualifications: Any specialty in human geography considered but expertise in Geopolitics or Environmental Governance preferred.
Salary Range
: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Inquiries: Dr. Krisna Suryanata; email: <>
In addition, a representative of UH Geography will be at the Los Angeles AAG meeting and can schedule a meeting with conference attendees to answer any questions.
To Apply: Send cover letter stating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications and a statement summarizing your teaching and research interests, a CV, names and contact information of three referees, a writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Full review of applications will begin on April 29, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by that date will be given priority.

The University of Hawai‘i is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

• Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Security

Colgate University.
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Security.

Colgate University’s Department of Geography seeks to appoint a one-year postdoctoral scholar in the field of Environmental Security to begin Fall semester 2013.
We encourage applications from candidates whose own expertise lies at the intersection of Ecology and Security Studies, and whose research focuses on the effects of environmental insecurity on vulnerable populations. Preference will be given to candidates holding a Ph.D. in Geography, but applications from candidates in relevant Social Science fields who are capable of linking environmental dimensions of geopolitics to threatened populations will also be considered. The Postdoctoral Scholar will teach three courses, share their research work with the community, and actively participate in and contribute to the life of the Geography Department. Applicants should have received their Ph.D. no earlier than 2011; persons holding tenure-track appointments are not eligible to apply. Ph.D. candidates must have degree in hand by the time of appointment. This position carries a competitive salary with full benefits and some research and/or travel support. Colgate’s Geography Department currently consists of ten full-time faculty. It is housed in the recently-constructed Robert H.N. Ho Interdisciplinary Science Center whose facilities include well equipped GIS and visualization labs, both with lab technician support. For additional information see the Geography Department web page (
With 2800 students and more than 250 faculty, Colgate combines the intimacy of a leading liberal arts college with the breadth and depth of a research university. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the University’s educational mission.
Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Please submit an application letter and supporting materials (CV, three recommendation letters, and sample of written work not to exceed 20 pages; cover letter should indicate what research or writing the candidate will be engaged in while at Colgate) as soon as possible to
Review of completed applications will begin April 15, 2013.

• Professor in Political Geography (Durham)

Professor in Political Geography (Borders & Boundaries)


Durham University is seeking to appoint a new Chair in Political Geography with expertise in the interdisciplinary study of borders and boundaries.
The post-holder will support and lead the Department of Geography’s International Boundaries Research Unit’s (IBRU’s) research agenda to study the drawing, regulation and governance of international land and maritime borders, and they will work in partnership with related researchers located across the Schools of Government & International Affairs and Law and other Schools and Departments as appropriate, to develop new interdisciplinary perspectives. We are particularly interested to receive applications from candidates with expertise and interest in coastal and maritime boundaries in the polar regions.


More information HERE

• Chair in Human Geography (Bristol)

Chair in Human Geography

University of Bristol -School of Geographical Sciences

Language:English (UK)

Region: South West

Country: United Kingdom

Job number: ACAD100270

Work Hours 35.0 Hours per Week

Job Type: Research and Teaching

Within the professorial salary range starting from £59,040 per annum

The School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol invites
applications for a new Chair in Human Geography. We are seeking an
internationally outstanding applicant with strong leadership and
collaborative experience, and an extensive track record of influential
scholarly publications. We seek applicants whose research broadens and
expands on the strengths of our existing research groups in Political
Economy, Historical and Cultural Geography, and Spatial Modelling.
Candidates from all areas of human geography are encouraged to apply, but
we particularly wish to build capacity in Spatial Modelling and/or in
environmental social science. The former would complement and strengthen
our existing expertise in quantitative geography, while the latter would
support the University of Bristol’s Cabot Institute, which serves as the
focal point for research at Bristol on global environmental change and
uncertainty ( Other potentially relevant
areas include gender and material embodiment; political ecology and
nature-society relations; resource geographies; geographies of urbanism and
technology; geopolitics and violence; health and well-being; race, religion
and social movements; and geographies of the global South.

This appointment builds on the international success of the School. We are
the only Geography department in the country to come in the top category
across every RAE that has been undertaken since 1986. Human geography
research at Bristol builds upon our long standing reputation for
theoretical and methodological innovation, moving into new areas such as
geographies of knowledge and political economic geographies, and providing
evidence for important policy impacts in finance, elections and health.
Physical geography research focuses on Earth system science, developing new
environmental data, producing novel numerical models used in academic and
applied contexts, and deploying expertise in evaluating models using
large-scale datasets.

The closing date is 15th April 2013 with an anticipated selection process
at the end of May 2013.

• Postdoctoral Position on Mega-Events in Brazil

The Department of Geography at the University of Zurich is seeking an outstanding candidate to fill one fully funded


Postdoctoral Position on Mega-Events in Brazil (100%)


for a period of 4 years. The earliest start date is August 2013.


The post is part of a new research group headed by Prof. Dr. Martin Müller. The incumbent will be responsible for designing, conducting and publishing research on the role of socio-material networks in knowledge circulation and governance in the context of mega-events. The Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro and the FIFA World Cup 2014 will serve as case studies. The post is embedded in a larger comparative project, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, that will also include the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup in Russia.



Candidates should have completed their doctoral dissertations in a pertinent social science discipline such as (but not limited to) Human Geography, Political Science, Anthropology, Organisation and Management Studies, Urban Studies or Sociology. While based in the Department of Geography, the group will conduct interdisciplinary research, drawing on a range of diverse academic traditions.


Expertise in qualitative methods (semi-structured interviews, participant observation) and experience with fieldwork in Brazil or in the context of mega-events are a strong plus. Familiarity or a willingness to engage with poststructuralist theories is expected. Excellent command of English, in writing and speaking, is a requirement. Knowledge of Portuguese will be useful for the fieldwork. Experience with publishing in English is an asset.


The salary is competitive.


Applications should be in English and include a cover letter laying out your motivation for the position, how you meet the criteria detailed above and your career plans. Applications should further include your CV, copies of relevant degrees and certificates and an English-language writing sample (e.g. a publication, working paper or a chapter of your thesis).


Please send your application in one pdf-file to Informal enquiries can be directed to the same address. For further information go to



Closing date for applications: 19 April 2013. Interviews will take place on 03 May 2013, either in person or via Skype.


Department of Geography

The Department of Geography at the University of Zurich is a dynamic and multi-national department with an international reputation. With more than 15 postdocs, 70 PhD students and 13 professors, the department offers a vibrant, stimulating environment for cutting-edge research. The three chairs in human geography cover economic geography (Christian Berndt), political geography (Benedikt Korf) and social and cultural geography (Ulrike Müller-Böker). The department hosts regular lecture series and distinguished guest researchers from around the world. Further information about the department can be found at


University of Zurich

With more than 25,000 students and 3,000 academic staff, the University of Zurich is the largest university in Switzerland. It is among the leading universities in Europe for academic performance and offers a welcoming place for the brightest minds around the world to engage in critical and innovative thought. For further information see


Zurich – the city

Consistently ranked first among cities worldwide in multiple quality of living surveys, Zurich is a city of 400,000 and the core of the largest metropolitan area in Switzerland. It is compact enough to navigate on bicycle (or with the outstanding public transport system), but also boasts an extraordinary cosmopolitan atmosphere. It has a world-leading contemporary art scene and opera house as well as a lively bar and club scene. Zurich is the gateway to an unparalleled natural environment for outdoor activities in the Alps and, through the international airport, to more than 174 destinations across the globe.

• Director of the International Centre for Human Sciences

Vacancy Announcement: Director of the International Centre for Human Sciences

The International Centre for Human Sciences (CISH), located in Byblos, Lebanon aims to foster human and social sciences research on inclusive democracy, human rights and contemporary social transformations, focusing on the role of youth and gender equality. The Centre has 2 goals: to contribute to the development of social and human sciences and to promote a culture of peace. To this end, it stimulates international cooperation and reinforces research capacities in different regions.

The Centre is seeking a new Director. International high-quality candidates are encouraged to apply.

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