Job Summary:

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Department of Social Sciences and History on the University’s Metropolitan campus in Teaneck and Hackensack, NJ, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Human Geography with a specialization in Environmental and Political Geography to begin Fall 2023. The ideal candidate will teach a broad range of undergraduate courses including introductory geography and other general education courses for students enrolled in the Becton College of Arts & Sciences and Peter Sammartino School of Education (and seeking NJ licensure to teach Social Studies in Elementary or Middle School), Global Information System (GIS) and other courses for students enrolled in the University’s new BA in Environmental Studies, and upper division courses in their specialization. Fields of expertise and scholarly interest may include histories or geographies of the environment; political ecology; resource economics and global extractivism; sustainable policy, finance, urban planning, and infrastructure; climate justice and environmental racism; capitalism; colonialism and decolonization; migration; or gender and sexuality. A commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarly research, and service to the university are required for this position.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Geography, Historical Geography, or History by the time of appointment.

Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Candidates for hire will be required to sign a waiver authorizing the background check and produce a Social Security Card.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Applications and supporting documents (cv, letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi) are to be sent by e-mail to:


For more information, contact:

Prof. Gary Darden, Chair, School of Social Sciences and History darden@fdu.edu

Prof. Chris Rasmussen, Deputy Chair, School of Social Sciences and History chrisr@fdu.edu

Status: Full-Time

Campus: Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, NJ

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Fairleigh Dickinson University takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
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