Jobs & Careers in Geography

Nina Feldman: A Career in GIS and Geography

Nina Feldman, a former intern with AAG and the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, shares why she chose a career in GIS and Geography in a very poignant guest blog post for Worlds Revealed: Geography & Maps at The Library Of Congress. She discusses the family members, professors and supervisors who…
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Association News

Jennifer Cassidento Appointed as AAG Publications Director

The American Association of Geographers is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Cassidento as its new Publications Director. Cassidento brings a wealth of editorial expertise and experience to the AAG publications. She has worked previously with major scholarly publishing houses, and for several years with the AAG on its journals, serving as managing editor…
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AAG Unveils New Disciplinary Data Dashboard

The AAG receives numerous requests for data related to geography and geographers. Often such requests come from members who are doing research on the discipline, or who are interested in knowing, for example, the proportion of women who hold the rank of associate professor or the average value of a graduate student assistantship. Academic departments…
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Act Now to Support the AAG’s AP GIS&T Proposal

The AAG’s proposal for a new Advanced Placement course in Geographic Information Science and Technology (AP GIS&T) continues to receive strong interest from high schools, colleges, and universities across the To complete the proposal package for the College Board, the AAG needs to collect attestations of interest from at least 100 postsecondary institutions and 250…
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GeoCapabilities StoryMap Illustrates the ‘Power’ of Geographical Knowledge

Since 2012 the AAG has been participating in an international effort, known as GeoCapabilities, to support new approaches in geography teacher education. As previously reported earlier this year, the GeoCapabilities project launched a new website () that includes four training modules. Collectively, the modules are designed to promote a “curriculum of engagement” based on an appreciation…
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AAG to Collaborate on an International Geography Assessment

The AAG is participating in an international effort to design and develop a geography assessment based on the successful model used by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) for the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Major collaborating organizations include the International Geographical Union Commission on Geographical Education (IGU-CGE)…
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AAG Seeks Interns for Spring Semester

The AAG is currently seeking interns for the spring semester, although the organization offers opportunities on a year-round basis for the spring, summer and fall semesters. The AAG Careers team posed for a photo just before the start of registration for AAG 2016 San Francisco. They were ready to help guide attendees with answers to questions, advice,…
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AAG Honors its First Archivist, the Library of Congress’ Ralph Ehrenberg

AAG Executive Director Doug Richardson and Chief of the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Ralph Ehrenberg The AAG honored Ralph Ehrenberg, Chief of the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division, during his retirement from the Library of Congress on October 13, 2016. The AAG's Executive Director Doug Richardson presented him with a certificate…
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Noam Chomsky To Receive AAG Atlas Award in Boston

Chomsky The American Association of Geographers has selected Noam Chomsky as the recipient of its 2017 AAG Atlas Award, the association’s highest honor. The AAG Atlas Award is designed to recognize and celebrate outstanding, internationally-recognized leaders who advance world understanding in exceptional ways. The image of Atlas bearing the weight of the world on his…
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AAG Welcomes Julio Arguello Jr. as Social Media and Website Content Manager

The AAG is pleased to announce that Julio Arguello, Jr. has joined the association as the Social Media and Website Content Manager at its headquarters in Washington, Julio has more than 15 years of digital communications, IT, membership and publications management experience in the nonprofit sector. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Towson…
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Featured News

AAG Offers Suite of New Resources for Students and Job Seekers

The AAG is pleased to announce a suite of new resources designed to help students find information about undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as currently available graduate assistantships, internships, and postdoc positions in geography. The current AAG Guide to Geography Programs in the Americas is a comprehensive listing of undergraduate and graduate programs…
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Annals of the AAG

AAG ‘Annals’ Environmental Sciences Section Editor Nominations Due Oct. 7

The American Association of Geographers seeks applications and nominations for the Environmental Sciences section editor for the Annals of the American Association of Geographers. The new section editor will be appointed for a four-year editorial term that will commence on January 1, 2017. The appointment will be made by fall 2016. The AAG seeks an…
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