Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, GIScience

Position Information

Position Information

Department Geography & Geoinformation Science (GGS)
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Job Category Instructional or Research Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, GIScience
Working Title Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, GIScience
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number F137Az
Recruit Number Faculty - 7161
Working Hours
Location Fairfax, VA
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Pay Band
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, GIScience

The George Mason University Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science (GGS) invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2018. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.


The selected candidate will provide core support to our successful and growing GIScience and Geoinformatics programs; teach core and advanced courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels (the equivalent of two courses per semester); develop new courses as needed in an area of specialization; mentor graduate students at both the master’s and Ph.D. levels; and develop an externally funded research portfolio that will advance the mission of GGS.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in geography, geoinformatics, or a closely related field is required by time of appointment;
  • Ability to develop a strong and active research agenda in GIScience and a field of specialization;
  • Demonstrated record of publishing peer-reviewed scholarship;
  • Ability to teach introductory and advanced courses in GIScience and a field of specialization; and
  • Demonstrated record of excellence in teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated record of seeking/securing external research grants; and
  • Strong and demonstrated research interest in health geography, transportation geography, and urban systems.
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F137Az at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload (1) a cover letter (detailing teaching specialization and interests), (2) an up-to-date curriculum vitae, (3) teaching portfolio (to be uploaded in field labeled ‘other doc’), and (4) the names of three to five professional references with their contact information, including e-mail addresses.

For more information about GGS, visit us on the web at http://cos.gmu.edu/ggs.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: October 16, 2017
Posting Date 09/14/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. List of Professional References
  4. Philosophy of Teaching
  5. Other Doc (as specified in Special Instructions)
Optional Documents