Assistant Professor of Geography

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Statesboro, GA, USA
  • Oct 28, 2021
Full time Geography

Job Description

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Assistant Professor of Geography —Search # 67892
College of Science and Mathematics / Department of Geology and Geography


The Department of Geology and Geography in the College of Science and Mathematics invites applications and nominations for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Geography.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving about 27,000 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities.

To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University's commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Inclusive Excellence. Candidates whose work furthers the institution's goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Within this setting, the Department of Geology & Geography is actively engaged in undergraduate education, graduate education, service, and regional, national, and international research. A core mission of the Department of Geology & Geography is to advance research that involves undergraduate and graduate students, and to this end the individual hired to fill the advertised position will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching and research missions of the Department. The Department currently offers baccalaureate degrees in Geography and in Geology, in addition to a Master of Science degree in Applied Geography.

Position Description: Reporting to the Department Chair, the tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geography requires a combination of teaching, research, and service as well as a terminal degree. The Assistant Professor of Geography will be a broadly trained human geographer with research interests in development geographies and/or environmental justice. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to Georgia Southern University's public impact research area of Coastal Resilience and Sustainability and/or the area of Community Enrichment. As such, we especially encourage scholars with active research agendas in areas including, but not limited to: climate justice, international development, human dimensions of climate change, sustainable development, and feminist geographies. This position will support the BA Geography emphases in Environmental Studies and/or Global Studies, and the MS in Applied Geography program. Thus, the Department expects teaching duties to encompass introductory undergraduate courses (e.g. World Regional Geography in the university's core curriculum), upper division courses, and graduate courses in the candidate's area of expertise. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
Earned PhD in Geography by August 1, 2022
Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives
Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development
Demonstrated commitment to advancing a strong and growing research and scholarship agenda and the production of research/creative activities as appropriate to the discipline

Preferred Qualifications:
Previous teaching experience (full-time or part-time)
Specialty that complements the Department's existing areas of human geography expertise in cultural geographies and human-environment interactions

Conditions of Employment:
Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution
All work for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy
Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on campus
Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.

Screening of applications begins November 29, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2022. A complete application consists of a letter addressing how the applicant fulfills each of the required and preferred qualifications cited above as well as how the applicants' past experiences and/or future career plans align with Georgia Southern University's Strategic Plan (https://president.georgiasouthern.edu/performance-excellence/strategic-plan/), and the College of Science and Mathematics Strategic Plan (https://cosm.georgiasouthern.edu/about/college-overview/); a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three (3) professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. James Reichard, Search Chair, Search #67892
Department of Geology & Geography
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8149
Statesboro GA 30460-8149
Electronic mail: jreich@georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: 912-478-5361

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or https://cosm.georgiasouthern.edu/geo/. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.




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