Overview

Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University’s commitment to “challenge convention and change our world” and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark’s many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996.

Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city “on the rise.” The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub.

Job Description:

The Graduate School of Geography at Clark University invites applications for a tenure track, Assistant Professor of Human-Environment Geography to join our internationally recognized program in Geography and contribute to our long-standing strength in the critical analysis of human-environment relationships.

Requirements:

We are especially interested in applicants with theoretical interests and empirical research agendas in political ecology broadly defined, including intersections with environment and development; environmental, energy, and climate justice; race, gender, and indigenous studies; food systems and agrarian studies; and/or land system science, as well as the ability to contribute to teaching in one or more of Clark’s curricula in Global Environmental Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies. Excellence in research and publication, potential to secure extramural funding, and capacities for strong undergraduate and graduate teaching, advising, and mentoring are required.

This is a Full-time position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more.

Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than July 15. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.

Additional Information:

Clark University (https://www.clarku.edu/) integrates intensive, high-profile research in a liberal arts setting, while the Graduate School of Geography (https://www.clarku.edu/departments/geography/) is one of the top ranked geography programs in the United States.

The Graduate School of Geography is committed to mentoring junior faculty. Opportunities exist for collaborative research within the department and with the George Perkins Marsh Institute (http://www.clarku.edu/departments/marsh/), the Center for Gender, Race, and Area Studies, and the International Development, Community and Environment Department.

Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.

Application Instructions:

  • Cover Letter describing your interest in the position and your professional goals
  • CV
  • Statement of research experience, agenda, and methodological approaches
  • Statement of teaching experience and goals
  • Statement regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Contact information for three references

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.