Geography - Assistant Professor

                    Tenure-Track Faculty Position Announcement

Department:  Geography                             Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialization(s): Environmental Geography, Sustainability

Job Posted: October 18, 2013

Position #: 14-008

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching lower and upper-division geography courses in physical geography, environmental geography, and sustainability. In addition, the successful applicant will contribute to the teaching of the university-wide freshmen inquiry seminar. The ideal candidate will be able to contribute to our new concentration in applied sustainability and to the CSU Center for Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Education (CELSE). Candidate must be committed to teaching within a vibrant/demanding public liberal arts and sciences environment, and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, mentoring and research with undergraduates. All faculty at SCSU share in academic advising and participate in department/university service. Nominal teaching load is 12 credit-hours per semester.

Tenure-track faculty at SCSU are expected to conduct creative activity/research in their area of expertise. These activities include, but are not limited to, research leading to publication of books and/or articles in academic and professional journals, performances in the fine and performing arts, seeking funding in support of research and teaching needs, and contributing to workshops and conferences.

SCSU is a student-centered institution and we regard student success as our highest priority. We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates will possess a PhD in Geography from a regionally accredited university by the time of the appointment and will show evidence of excellent potential in both teaching and research.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated ability to teach large lecture classes using effective classroom management strategies and technologies. Demonstrated ability to use GIS in research and teaching.

Application Process:

Please submit Letter of Interest, Current Curriculum Vitae, Official Graduate Transcripts, and Three Letters of Recommendation to:

Dr. Eric West, Search Committee Chair, Department of Geography
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT  06515

In order for your application to be given full consideration, all materials must be received by December 15, 2013. Position will remain open until filled.