Mount Holyoke College — Assistant Professor of Geography

Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Development Geography, to begin in Fall 2023. We are searching for a critical human geographer with regional expertise in the global south and a specialization in decolonial, cultural, feminist, political, economic, or environmental geography. The successful candidate will teach courses (two each semester) in development geography, political and/or economic geography, introductory human geography, and their area of expertise. This development geographer will have a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion in their teaching, robust research program, and student advising and mentoring. We seek candidates with enthusiasm for interdisciplinary education, a potential for outstanding scholarly contributions in research, and an interest in mentoring undergraduate students in their research program. A Ph.D. or A.B.D. in Geography is required.

The position will be in a new Department of Earth, Environment, and Sustainability (EES). The EES curriculum will offer students a foundation for understanding Earth’s natural systems and their interactions with political, economic, social, cultural, and historical factors from global to local scales. The new EES Department will result from a planned merger of the Department of Environmental Studies with the Department of Geology and Geography. The successful candidate will participate in building this new interdisciplinary major and curriculum, which also contributes to the college-wide Nexus program in Development Studies and the major in International Relations.

Please submit a cover letter, a C.V., and three statements covering (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research interests, and (3) the mentoring of a diverse student body. Please include contact information for three references as part of your application. Reference letters will be requested at a later date in the search process. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Review of applications will begin on Friday October 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. For additional questions, please contact Catherine Corson, Chair of the Development Geography Search Committee, at

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.