NEW YORK, New York City 10021



The Department of Geography of Hunter College, City University of New York

invites applications for the position of Department Chair for the academic

year beginning fall 2007. The Department seeks a dedicated and effective

leader who will continue to promote and strengthen the department's well

regarded academic, research, and service programs. Applicant must have a

Ph.D. in Geography or a related field at the time of appointment and be

qualified for appointment with tenure at the rank of full professor.



The Department seeks candidates whose academic research interests will

contribute to the existing strengths of Geography at Hunter. Specialization

is open to all geography subfields. Administrative and management experience

within both undergraduate and graduate level programs in Geography is highly

desirable. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of

exceptional scholarship, a history of significant professional service, and,

a well established record of grant activity. It is expected that the

candidate also will participate in the intellectual and institutional

development of geography within the City University of New York system which

includes faculty at Hunter College, the CUNY Graduate Center, Lehman

College, among many other CUNY institutions where geographers are present.



The Department of Geography of Hunter College is unique within the City

University of New York and is the largest and among the most technologically

advanced geography programs in the NYC metropolitan region. The department

is composed of 15 full-time faculty members. Hunter College offers

bachelorís degrees in geography and environmental studies, a masterís degree

in geography, and a graduate-level certificate in Geographic Information

Science. Within the geography major the department also prepares students

for a career in teaching social studies at grades K-12. For the 2005-2006

academic year the department had 123 undergraduate and 42 masters students.

Over the course of each academic year the Department of Geography hosts more

than 2,500 undergraduates in introductory courses. The department and

department faculty also participate in the Geography specialization within

the Earth and Environmental Science Ph.D. Program at the CUNY Graduate

Center.Currently, there are 32 doctoral students pursuing the Geography




Interested individuals should submit 1) a letter describing how they would

lead the Department and contribute to its teaching and research programs; 2)

a complete curriculum vitae; 3) a maximum of five reprints; and 4) the names

and addresses (including e-mail and fax) of three to five referees. Review

of applications will begin November 15, 2006, but applications will be

accepted until the position is filled.



Apply:Dr. William Solecki, Chair, Search Committee, Department of

Geography, Hunter College Ė CUNY, 695 Park Avenue - N1006, New York, New

York 10021. Hunter College is an EO/ADA/AA/IRCA employer. Females, minority

members, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply for this