• Job Announcement!

    The Department of Geography and Rural Development of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi Ghana, invites applications from prospective Lecturers in the areas of Physical Geography (Geomorphology, Climatology, Environmental Studies, Remote Sensing and GIS).

    Prospective applicants can be new PhD holders or with at least one year Teaching and Research Experience.

    The Head of Department
    Dr. Divine Odame Appiah
    Online application at and search for job applications.
  • HOG Business Meeting

    Dear specialty group members:
    I look forward to a great conference in Washington DC and hope to meet you at the event.
    I would like to invite you to our business meeting on Friday, April 5, 11:45am (see details below).
    Best wishes,

    History of Geography Specialty Group Business Meeting
    Day: 4/5/2019
    Start / End Time: 11:45 AM / 1:00 PM
    Room: 8226, Park Tower Suites, Marriott, Lobby Level
  • AGSG 2019 Board Election

    AGSG Board Election - 2019We are electing three AGSG board positions, to be voted on in advance of the 2019 AAG meeting. Nominees must be AGSG members. Each position is a two-year term. The available positions are:
    Southeast Asia Director 
    East Asia Director
    Voting begins on March 21st, and will continue until April 1st. Biographies for the candidates are available below. Those elected will begin their terms after the 2019 Business Meeting at the AAG meeting in Washington, DC.

    Vote Here: 2019 AGSG Election Ballot

    Candidate Biographies
    Dr. I-Chun Catherine Chang is Assistant Professor of Geography at Macalester College in Minnesota, U.S. Her research interests include global urbanism, urban sustainability, policy mobilities and East Asia. In recent years, Catherine has looked at how urban sustainability initiatives manifest on the ground and how their connections shape the global circulation of sustainable planning knowledge and practices. Focusing on two newly-built Chinese eco-cities, she studied the spatio-temporal variegations as well as the trans-local policy mobilities between Shanghai, Tianjin, London and Singapore. Catherine's new research will investigate the financing and financialization of sustainable urban initiatives, the inequality implications of green urban projects in Asia, and the role of transnational sustainable urban planners in policy exchanges. Her work has appeared in Environment and Planning A, Regional Studies, and the Journal of Urban Technology, among others. At Macalester, Catherine regularly teaches courses on cities and urbanization, urban environment, and Asia.

    Dr. Min Chen is a full professor and the Vice Director of Key Lab of Virtual Geographic Environment (Ministry of Education of PRC), Nanjing Normal University, China. His research interests are geographic modeling and simulation, virtual geographic environment. He is the group leader of the Open Geographic Modeling and Simulation System (OpenGMS, team. Dr. Chen sits as the editor broad of Environmental Earth Sciences, Socio-Environmental Systems Modeling, Journal of Geology and Geoscience, guest editors of International Journal of Digital Earth, Environmental Earth Sciences, and Annals of GIS.

    Dr. M. M. Sheikh is Associate Professor in Geography in Govt. Lohia P.G. College, Churu, INDIA. Dr. Sheikh stared his career with Indo-
    German Kfw water and sanitation project in Churu, Rajasthan, India. About 35 papers and 08 books have been published. The main thrust areas are environmental issues, natural resource management, and biodiversity and rain water issues in desert area. Dr. Sheikh
    visited to Germany, The Netherlands, France, Belgium, UK, USA and China. He is the member of 21 national and international academic
    bodies. 08 students awarded Ph.D. degree under his supervision. He has also completed 09 major and minor research projects.

    Michael Glass
    University of Pittsburgh
    Secretary-Treasurer, Asian Geography Specialty Group

  • Three Nominations and Awards

    Dear Paleoenvironmental Change (PEC) Specialty Group!

    First, please come to our Specialty Group Meeting at the upcoming AAG Meeting in DC!

    Second, please send nominations for the following PEC Officers to Tim Beach ( 

    1. Chair of the Paleoenvironmental Change (PEC) Specialty Group. 
    2. Student Representative to PEC
    3. Three members for the honors committee:
    one for a 2 year term,
    one for a 3 years term, and
    one student member 

    Please consider self-nominations.  We need to keep up our growth and momentum in the AAG!

    Third, the EC welcomes more nominations for two awards that will be given at the annual meeting in Washington, DC:

    1. The Karl and Elisabeth Butzer Lifetime Achievement Award in Long-Term Environmental Change.

    2017 inaugural winner: Elisabeth Butzer
    2018 winner: Kam-biu Liu
    2019 winner?

    2. The Ellen Mosely Thompson Award for the Best Paper in Long-Term Environmental Change

    2017 inaugural winner: Ellen Mosely Thompson
    2018 winners: Erika Wise and David Stahle
    2019 winner: Carlos Cordova

    Please send nominations to Honors committee members Sally Horn ( and Amy Hessl (

    Nominations for best paper should include a PDF of the paper and a letter of nomination signed by one or more members of PEC (or, separate letters signed by members of PEC). Nominations for the lifetime achievement award should include a copy of the nominee's CV and two or more letters of nomination from PEC members.

    Nominations should reach Sally and Amy by March 25, 2019.

    All the best and see you in Denver!

    Tim Beach, Chair
  • Please Help AAG Survey!

    Dear AAG Specialty/Affinity Group Leader,

    We recently sent you the link to the survey requesting your feedback as we launch the search for the next Executive Director. Thank you so much to all who have provided your valuable input, and we’d still appreciate responses from those who have not yet completed the survey.

    At this time, we’d also greatly appreciate it if you would please forward the survey to your respective group lists and encourage their participation. The survey will remain open until Feb. 13. We really appreciate your help in gathering this information that will shape the direction of the search. Here is the link to the survey: r/AAGExecDirectorSurvey Again, many thanks.

    American Association of Geographers - Executive Director Search Survey -

    The Search Committee welcomes your feedback as the American Association of Geographers begins its search for its new Executive Director. The following survey includes four primary questions and can be completed in 5-10 minutes.
  • Professor of Human Geography (Regional Studies)

    The University of Eastern Finland, UEF, is one of the largest multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We offer education in nearly one hundred major subjects, and are home to approximately 15,500 students and 2,500 members of staff. We operate in Joensuu and Kuopio. In international rankings, we are ranked among the leading universities in the world. 

    The Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies operates on two campuses of the University of Eastern Finland – in Joensuu and Kuopio. The faculty trains experts in the fields of history, geography, economics and business administration, law, social sciences,and social and health management. The faculty's research is closely linked to the research areas identified in the university's strategy. The faculty has approximately 4,300 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students and approximately 450 postgraduate students actively pursuing their studies. The faculty has approximately 300 staff members. 
    We are now inviting applications for a Professor of Human Geography (Regional Studies) position, Department of Geographical and Historical Studies, Joensuu Campus 

    The focus of the professorship is regional studies in the context of human geography. A re-gion is defined as a broad concept that offers perspectives on, e.g., scales, territorialism, re-gional development and regional policy, as well as on border studies and health geography. In the framework of human geography, research should be based on strong social theoretical and spatial approaches; the application and development of various qualitative and quantitative methods, including geoinformatics, are central to this framework.

    A description of the post has been  prepared for the purposes of describing the professorship/ filling the  professorship. This description of the post specifies the professor's  duties, qualification requirements and appendices to be included in the  application. The description of the post is available on the website at

    The position will be filled with an open-ended contract as from 1 August 2019.

    The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities and is based on levels 8 - 11 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff (€4,771.69 – 7,031.37/month). In addition to the job requirement component, the salary includes a personal performance component, which may be a maximum of 50 % of the job requirement component.

    Further information:

    Dean Sari Rissanen (+358 405943774 /; Head of the Department of Geographical and Historical Studies Minna Tanskanen (+358 503728884 / Further information relating to the application procedure can be obtained from Executive Head of Administration Ulla Hurskainen (+358 5125238 / 

    A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff 

    The electronic application is required to contain the following appendices:

    1) a resume or a curriculum vitae compiled in accordance with the template for researcher’s curriculum vitae of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity ( 

    2) a portfolio of teaching merits ( --> Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies -> Portfolio instructions) 

    3) a complete list of publications compiled in accordance with the publication classification of the Ministry of Education and Culture ( 

    4) a plan (no more than 4 pages) of the applicant's views on how to develop the field with regard to research, education and societal interaction 

    5) a. a separate, numbered and indexed list of a maximum of 10 publications with which the applicant wishes to demonstrate his or her qualifications and merits for the post; 
    b. copies of the publications referred to in the list. 

    6) copies of the applicant’s academic degree certificates / diplomas 

    7) copies of certificates / diplomas relating to the applicant’s language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates / diplomas. 

    The application needs to be submitted no later than 20.2.2019 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time)by using the electronic application form.
  • AGSG Board Election - Call for Nominations

    Dear Asian Geography Specialty Group members,

    We are seeking nominations for three AGSG board positions, to be voted on in advance of the 2019 AAG meeting Nominees must be AGSG members. Each position is a two-year term, and self-nominations are welcome! The available positions are:
    • Secretary-Treasurer 
    • Southeast Asia Director 
    • East Asia Director
    The Secretary-Treasurer is responsible for taking meeting minutes at the AGSG business meeting, arranging conference sessions, and coordinating specialty group events (including elections and paper competitions. The Secretary-Treasurer becomes the AGSG President after completion of the 2-year term.

    Area Directors are responsible for arranging conference sessions, increasing interest in Asian geography, and assisting in administrative work for the specialty group.

    Please send your nominations (along with a brief bio) to me at by February 20th, 2019 - voting will occur in March.

    Dr. Michael Glass (Secretary-Treasurer, AGSG)