Assistant Professor of Transportation Geography (Tenure-Track)

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience
Posted
Nov 05, 2021
Closes
Dec 10, 2021
Ref
FAC8521
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Transportation Geography (Tenure-Track)


The George Mason University, Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science (GGS) within the College of Science invites highly qualified candidates to apply for our Transportation Geography faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. This full-time, tenure-track position is scheduled to begin in August 2022. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages applicants who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About Geography & Geoinformation Science (GGS):

The department offers cutting-edge research and education in geography, remote sensing, geoinformatics, and geointelligence. We are known for our Geoinformatics research and education, especially on the computing and quantitative aspects. Located in the Washington DC metropolitan area, the department has strong links with federal agencies and industry, which provides dynamic research opportunities and attracts high quality graduate students. For more information about GGS, visit us at http://ggs.gmu.edu/ .

Responsibilities:


We are seeking candidates with strong foundations in transportation geography analysis and novel modeling techniques, such as mobility, accessibility, spatial interaction, the dynamics of supply chains, transportation infrastructure, and the influences of new technology (such as connected/autonomous vehicles). Outstanding candidates will demonstrate high-level research using network analysis, simulation, transportation GIS, demand and allocation modeling, and/or economic analyses.

The selected candidate will develop an externally funded research portfolio that will advance the mission of GGS, advise and support a diverse population of graduate students at both the master's and Ph.D. levels, provide core support to our successful and growing programs in Geography and Geoinformation Science, teach core and advanced courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels (with an expected 2/2 teaching load after an initial period) and develop new courses as needed.



Required Qualifications:


  • Ph.D. in geography, geoinformatics, urban planning, or a closely related field is required by time of appointment;
  • A clearly articulated research agenda rooted in transportation geography analysis and modeling;
  • A proven and active record of publishing peer-reviewed scholarship.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • A promising record of excellence in mentoring and teaching, including introductory, upper-division, and graduate contexts;
  • Demonstrated history and/or potential of seeking/securing external research grants;
  • Experience in, or the potential for, building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment in teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service.


Application Instructions:
For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu by 12/05/2021; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, a philosophy of teaching statement, a research statement, and a list of three professional references with contact information. As part of the cover letter, we invite candidates to describe their experiences and commitment to engaging a diverse student body. Review of applications will begin 11/30/2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Other Position Information:

This position comes with generous benefits which include comprehensive health insurance, leave options including parental leave, flexible spending accounts, etc. Explore more at https://hr.gmu.edu/benefits/ .

You will be encouraged to participate in an in-depth university orientation and the structured faculty mentorship program where you will collaborate with incoming TT peers and existing faculty mentors across departments and colleges. Explore more at https://faculty.gmu.edu/professional-development/faculty-mentoring-communities .
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For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu by 12/05/2021; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, a philosophy of teaching statement, a research statement, and a list of three professional references with contact information. As part of the cover letter, we invite candidates to describe their experiences and commitment to engaging a diverse student body. Review of applications will begin 11/30/2021 and continue until the position is filled.

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New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements .
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