Professor of Geography, School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts

The University

Monash University seeks to improve the human condition by advancing knowledge and fostering creativity. It does so through research and education and a commitment to social justice, human rights and a sustainable environment.

The Opportunity

The School of Social Sciences (SoSS) at Monash University is seeking to appoint a Professor of Geography charged with overseeing the excellence and development of the discipline of geography at Monash University, both within SoSS and through building collaborations across institutional units.

Monash University is at the forefront of Australian higher education, a member of the elite, research-intensive ‘Group of Eight’ universities and consistently in the top 100 of both the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings. It is Australia’s largest university and has a global presence spanning four continents, with campuses in Malaysia and South Africa, joint graduate schools in China and India and a centre in Prato, Italy. Led by Professor Rae Frances, the Faculty of Arts is a powerhouse of teaching and research. The School of Social Sciences is a big part of this story, with rankings consistently above world standard. Within this institutional setting, the discipline of geography is expected to grow over the next five years, under the leadership of the new Professor of Geography.

Candidates are expected to have a PhD in social scientific geography and to conduct research and teaching aligned with this branch of the discipline; however, a commitment to links between social scientific geography and physical geography is important in this role and considered to be a defining feature of leadership for the discipline of geography more broadly.


The appointment will be on a full-time continuing basis.

The Benefits

A competitive remuneration package will be negotiable for an outstanding candidate. Relocation travel, removal allowance and salary packaging are available.

Monash offers a range of professional development programs, support for research, study and overseas work, generous maternity leave and flexible work arrangements.


For further information and initial enquiries please contact the executive search firm Perrett Laver at or by +61 (0)2 8354 4000. To apply please upload your curriculum vitae and supporting covering letter at quoting 2610 before 9am AEST on Wednesday 8th August June 2016.


Applications close Wednesday 8th August 2016 AEST.

The position description (including the selection criteria) and information on how to apply should be addressed to

The University reserves the right to appoint by invitation.


The final report of the Cologne Congress in 2012 is now available:

IGC Cologne report


Chers collègues et amis,

Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer la parution de La géographie en action Une collaboration entre la science et le politique

Préparé sous la direction d’Édith Mukakayumba et de Jules Lamarre, l’ouvrage a été publié dans la Collection Géographie contemporaine aux Presses de l’Université du Québec.

Pour un résumé, pour connaître les collaborateurs et pour savoir où se procurer le livre, cliquer ici.

Par ailleurs, Édith Mukakayumba et Jules Lamarre ont été reçus à l’émission les « Années lumière » de Radio-Canada pour présenter l’ouvrage. L’entrevue a été diffusée lors de l’émission du dimanche 21 juin 2015.

Pour écouter cette entrevue, prière de cliquer ici.

Nous comptons sur vous pour faire circuler cette annonce dans vos réseaux.

Bien cordialement,
Jules Lamarre, Ph.D.
Maison de la géographie de Montréal



Applications are invited to apply for a tenure-track position in Urban-Environment and Asian Geography at the Assistant Professor level to begin fall 2015. Ph.D. in Geography required. The successful candidate will teach a range of courses in his/her areas of expertise in urban-environment geography that complement the existing strengths of the department. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in East or South Asia, with a preference for those who approach urban-environment questions using remote sensing and/or environmental GIS techniques. Examples of courses that might be taught by the successful candidate include: geography of world urbanization, Asian cities, urban ecology, regional geography of Asia, remote sensing, and environmental GIS. A strong commitment to liberal arts education, civic engagement, and undergraduate research activities is essential. If appropriate, successful candidates can play important roles in the interdisciplinary and other programs listed on the college web page (including Urban Studies, Environmental Studies, and Asian Studies).

To apply, go to and electronically submit a letter of application, a C.V., a graduate school transcript, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and example syllabi if available. Also, arrange for three references to upload letters to accompany the application. Applications should be received by October 10, 2014 to receive fullest consideration, but will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 1900 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. We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to excellence in teaching and research/creative activity within a liberal arts college community. 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.