Position Available: Assistant Professor of Geography at Georgia Southern University

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September 16, 2012

The Department of Geology and Geography in the College of Science and Mathematics invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Geography. Georgia Southern University (www.georgiasouthern.edu), a member institution of the University System of Georgia and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, is one of Georgia’s premier universities. A residential university serving more than 20,000 students, Georgia Southern is recognized for providing all of the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college. Founded in 1906, the University offers more than 100 campus-based and online degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels through eight colleges. In 2012, Georgia Southern was named one of the top 10 most popular universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The more than 700 acre park-like campus is located in Statesboro, a classic Main Street community near historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island.

Within this setting, the Department offers undergraduate degree programs in both geography and geology. In addition, the minor in GIS attracts students from a range of disciplines.

Position Description:
Reporting to the Department Chair, the Assistant Professor of Geography will be a broadly trained geographer who applies remote sensing in their research. Areas of desired research and teaching interest include, but are not limited to, land use/land cover change, natural hazards, energy and resource management, and/or environmental and social effects of climate change. The position requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities as well as a PhD in geography or a closely related discipline. The individual selected will participate in teaching core courses in geography, courses in his/her specialty, and undergraduate remote sensing and GIS classes. The position is a 9-month, tenuretrack appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
• A PhD in geography or a closely related discipline must be completed by the position starting date of August 1, 2013
• Must apply remote sensing in disciplinary research

Preferred Qualifications:
• Previous teaching experience (full-time or part-time)
• Specialty that compliments the Department’s existing expertise
• Expertise in GIS and/or quantitative methods

Screening of applications begins October 15, 2012, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2013. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; a statement of research interests; a statement of teaching philosophy; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation.

Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Dr. Wei Tu, Search Chair, Search 67063
Department of Geology and Geography
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8149
Statesboro GA 30460-8149
Electronic mail: WTu@GeorgiaSouthern.edu
Telephone: 912-478-5233

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://cosm.georgiasouthern.edu/. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are
committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. Georgia is an Open Records state. Georgia Southern University is an AA/EO institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the
Associate Provost.

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