Macalester College, Geography

Position ID:Macalester-Geography-VAP20222023 [#21018]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor in Geography
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105, United States [map]
Subject Area: Geography
Appl Deadline:2022/02/21 11:59PMhelp popup** (posted 2022/01/25, updated 2022/01/24, listed until 2022/02/21)
Position Description:    

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The Macalester College Department of Geography invites applications for a one-year non-tenure-track position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor to begin fall semester of 2022. The teaching load is five courses per academic year. The successful candidate will teach courses within their areas of expertise that will expand the department’s existing curriculum into new and exciting subfields. We especially encourage applicants whose work engages in Black, Latinx, feminist, queer, Indigenous, or post-colonial geographies to apply. Candidates must also be able to teach the introductory course GEOG 111: Human Geography of Global Issues. We are especially interested in candidates who would further diversify our faculty and curriculum. For more information on Macalester’s Geography Department, see:

Macalester College is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion. Strong candidates will have a record of experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching diverse students at the undergraduate level.

Salary and benefits are competitive. The position is open to those who have been awarded a PhD in Geography (or related field) by the time of appointment. The candidate is expected to be in residence for the appointment term; Macalester College is committed to prioritizing safe in-person instruction (view current COVID-19 policies at Macalester is unable to sponsor H1B visas for visiting faculty.

To apply, electronically submit the following materials: (1) a letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy/inclusive teaching practices (; (4) a list of geographic subfields the candidate feels comfortable teaching in plus brief descriptions (~1 paragraph) of 2-3 new courses they would add to the curriculum; and (5) a list of three references including contact information. Submit materials to Academic Jobs Online at:

References will be contacted to provide letters of recommendation for short-listed applicants. Applications are due no later than February 21, 2022. Questions may be addressed to Laura Smith, Associate Professor and Chair, Macalester College Department of Geography (

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, with a population of approximately three million people and home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester's diverse student body comprises over 2,000 undergraduates from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105-1899