POSITIONS IN GEOGRAPHY The Department of Geography & Environmental Development Ben Gurion University of the Negev Beer Sheva, Israel
The Department of Geography and Environmental Development at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev invites applications for full-time, tenure-track positions to commence during 2011 or soon after. Applications are open in all fields of human and physical geography, although the following three fields will be considered favorably: (1) urban geography; (2) GIS expert with research interest in human geography and; (3) dynamic geomorphology with research interest in geo-ecology issues. The Department is part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. It combines research and teaching in a wide range of fields in human and physical geography, with emphasis on urban and regional planning and development, geomorphology, environment, GIS and remote sensing. It has a strong commitment to multidisciplinary research and teaching, and provides opportunities for interactions with other departments and research units on and off campus. It has a rich tradition of high-level, internationally recognized research, teaching and policy-making (see website below). The successful candidate will have a PhD degree in geography or closely related fields with excellent proven research and publication record. The positions include full-time teaching in the undergraduate (including introductory level undergraduate courses) and graduate programs, supervision of MA and PhD students, and pursuing high-quality research based on project grants received from competitive local and international foundations. Non-Hebrew speaking applicants will teach in English during the first year but are expected to shift to teaching in Hebrew soon after. Qualified applicants should send a complete CV, a detailed statement of research and teaching interests, and 3-4 names and addresses of recommending academics to: Prof. Pua Bar-Kutiel, Chair, Department of Geography and Environmental Development, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, P.O.Box 653, Israel; e-mail:
The positions are subject to final university approval.