Tenure-Track Faculty in Geospatial Science at Humboldt State University

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August 3, 2012

Humboldt State University
Vacancy Announcement
Faculty Tenure-Track Position Starting August 2013
Environmental Science & Management: Geospatial Science
JOB # 7541

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the State.

DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University’s Department of Environmental Science and Management invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Geospatial Science.

RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor level; however, rank and salary are dependent upon the appointee’s qualifications and experience.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in Geospatial Science, Natural Resources, Forestry, Geography, Environmental Science, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university is preferred at the time of appointment. Applicants with considerable progress toward degree completion by appointment date will be considered. Completion of the terminal degree is required prior to the start of the second probationary year.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:

• Record of (or potential for) effective teaching;
• Ability and interest in teaching a range of geospatial courses;
• Record of (or potential for) research, scholarly and/or creative activity involving graduate and/or undergraduate students;
• Technical expertise using ArcGIS suite of software;
• Job-related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the academic environment; and
• Ability and interest in preparing students to function in a culturally and ethnically diverse society.

Research interests that complement those of existing faculty in the College of Natural Resources and Sciences are preferred.

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.

PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: The successful candidate will teach in the Department of Environmental Science and Management. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department. Teaching assignments may include: Introduction to GIS, Intermediate GIS, Advanced GIS, Geospatial Modeling, and Mobile Mapping. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active, on-going research program involving students whenever possible.

The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship, and service to the University, profession and/or the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participating in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participating in traditional academic functions.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Information about Humboldt State University can be found at http://www.humboldt.edu.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send electronically
1) a letter of application detailing research interests, teaching experience and teaching philosophy;
2) an Application for Academic Employment: http://apptrkr.com/253778 ;
3) a curriculum vita;
4) graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
5) contact information for three professional references. Submit as a single PDF document, in the order listed above to:


In the letter of application, please refer to Job #7541. Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, our department, or Humboldt State University to:

Dr. Steven Martin, Chair
Department of Environmental Science and Management

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 1, 2012. Early response is encouraged.

Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. Finalists for this position are required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department. Results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of fingerprinting is borne by the university.

The University is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX/ADA employer with a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from women, members of all ethnic groups, veterans and people with disabilities. Humboldt State University employs only individuals authorized to work in the United States.

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