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Updated on: January 31, 2013

United States 

ALASKA, JUNEAU
Assistant Professor of Forest Ecosystem Ecology, University of Alaska Southeast
The Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor of Forest Ecosystem Ecology, with a focus on the dynamics, processes and interactions in forested ecosystems.
Candidates who can address aspects of applied forestry and/or forest management in their research and teaching are preferred. The position will support undergraduate degree programs in Environmental Science, Geography, and Biology. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate level courses in the forest-ecosystem sciences, plant ecology, and natural resource management as well as upper division courses and seminars in the candidate's area of expertise.
Candidates should have prior research experience and the capacity to establish a program of externally funded research, with an expectation that they will involve undergraduate students in their research.
The successful candidate will be involved in EPSCoR research activities at UAS focused on evaluating the physical and biological function and ecosystem services associated with the coastal temperate rainforests of southeast Alaska. Also, the successful candidate is expected to work collaboratively across disciplines within the Department of Natural Sciences. Opportunities exist to engage with regional organizations such as the Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center (http://acrc.alaska.edu) and the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station (http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/) that complements the successful candidate's research program.
Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in a closely related field by the date of appointment to the position.
Questions concerning this position should be directed to Sanjay Pyare, sanjay.pyare@uas.alaska.edu and/or Eran Hood, ewhood@uas.alaska.edu.
To apply and review the detailed position announcement, go to www.uakjobs.com, reference posting 0065469. Applications must be submitted via UAKjobs website; paper or emailed applications are not accepted. Review of applications begins Jan. 24, 2013 and will continue until filled. UAS is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution.
JAN 13-356 W-1


CALIFORNIA, REDLANDS
Director of Spatial Studies
The University of Redlands is seeking a forward-thinking Director of Spatial Studies. Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director of Spatial Studies provides leadership, coordination, and support for spatial curriculum and research at the University of Redlands and for outreach to communities, businesses, and professional organizations. Requirements include an academic and professional background and a Ph.D. in GIS, geography, environmental studies, and/or other fields. Please view the full position announcement at www.redlands.edu/offices-directories/human-resources/jobs.aspx. To apply, submit application materials to apply@redlands.edu.
Founded in 1907, the University of Redlands is a private liberal arts and sciences university, consistently ranked among the best universities in the west. The city of Redlands boasts small-town charm, a commitment to education at all levels, a community of service to others, environmental preservation and sustainability, historic preservation, and a passion for the arts. Redlands is located halfway between Los Angeles and Palm Springs in the shadow of Southern California's highest peaks.
Review of applicant materials will begin on February 11, 2013. E.O.E.
JAN 13-366 W-2

COLORADO, GREELEY
The Department of Geography at the University of Northern Colorado invites applications for an Instructor in GIScience to begin August 19, 2013. This is a non-tenure-track, contract position that is renewable annually with eligibility for promotion to higher ranks. We are seeking candidates who specialize in applications of GIS to community development, resource management, or urban and regional planning. Teaching load is 12 credit hours one semester (4 courses) and 9 credit hours (3 courses) in the other semester; the position includes 1 course reassignment per year for assisting with management of the Department’s Laboratory for Geographic Information Science. Teaching responsibilities include introductory courses in GIS and remote sensing; introductory geography courses; and advanced courses fitting the candidate’s field of specialization. The successful candidate will assist in the design and development of a new certificate program in GIScience and will be expected to maintain an active research program. A PhD in Geography or closely related field is desired at the time of appointment. ABD status will be considered.
To apply, complete the online application at https://careers.unco.edu and attach (1) a cover letter detailing teaching experience and research interests, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and (4) contact information for three references (post under “Other Document 1”). For additional information, contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. James M. Dunn, Department of Geography, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 80639, phone number: 970-351-2834, email address: james.dunn@unco.edu. Screening of applications begins January 9, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Northern Colorado is an AA/EO employer.
The University of Northern Colorado is a doctoral/research university enrolling over 12,000 graduate and undergraduate students. Founded in 1889, the university is located in Greeley, which has a growing population of over 90,000 situated about an hour north of the Denver/Boulder area and an hour east of the Rocky Mountains. Further information about UNC and the City of Greeley is available at http://www.unco.edu. The Department of Geography currently has 7 faculty members and offers a B.A. degree in Geography with emphasis areas in GIS, Secondary Teaching, and Liberal Arts. For information about the Department, see http://www.unco.edu/geography.
JAN 13-347 W-2

 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, WASHINGTON
Bookkeeper –Experienced full-charge Bookkeeper sought by the Association of American Geographers, to assist with A/P, A/R, General Ledger, and employee benefits. Must be detail-oriented, accurate, highly organized and productive. Solid knowledge of QuickBooks and Excel necessary. Experience with iMIS desirable. Salary $40-60K, excellent benefits and working environment. APPLY: Send resume by email to Teri Martin at tmartin@aag.org, or by mail at 1710 Sixteenth St., NW, Washington, DC 20009.
 

 FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT # 00012982, Requisition # 0902208
Title: Assistant Professor – GEOMATICS
Location: School of Forest Resources and Conservation (SFRC)
Geomatics Program
University of Florida (UF)
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)
PO Box 110565
Gainesville, FL 32611-0565
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Review Date: For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by April 1, 2013. The position will open until a viable applicant pool is determined.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a full-time (12 month), tenure-accruing position in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation with responsibilities in teaching (60% -College of Agricultural and Life Sciences) and research (40% - Florida Agricultural Experiment Station). The selected applicant is expected to develop a successful externally funded research program in the general area of geospatial sciences, with an emphasis on mapping and spatial analysis of natural resources. The candidate is expected to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise students, recruit and supervise graduate students, engage in service activities, and be an active team member within the Geomatics Program. Teaching responsibilities will include two or three undergraduate courses (such as Geodesy and Route Geometrics) as well as at least one graduate course in the research area of the candidate. These courses may be face-to-face and/or online as part of a growing distance education program. The Program is especially interested in candidates who can enhance its capability in hydrographic surveying (including benthic mapping) to address the many coastal challenges faced by Florida. Additional details on the Geomatics Program are available at http://www.sfrc.ufl.edu/geomatics.
Because of the IFAS land-grant mission, all faculty are expected to be supportive of and engaged in all three mission areas—Research, Teaching and Extension—regardless of the assignment split specified in the position description.
QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Ph.D. (foreign equivalent acceptable) in a geomatics-related discipline (e.g., surveying, mapping, civil engineering, geography) with a solid grounding in geomatics (e.g., geodesy, cadastral studies, photogrammetry, remote sensing, land surveying). Experience in work associated with natural resources and/or aquatic systems is desired. It is envisaged that the candidate will work closely with other programs within SFRC, such as Fisheries and Aquatic sciences (FAS) and Forest Resources and Conservation. Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills and a demonstrated interest in collaborating with colleagues within academia, as well as professionals outside the university setting. Dedication to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, research and service, and evidence of scholarly achievement are required. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land Grant University system, and have a commitment to UF/IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability.

OTHER INFORMATION: The Geomatics Program in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation is ABET accredited and is one of the few programs in the U.S. that offers Geomatics-related degrees at the Master’s and Ph.D. levels. The program enjoys tremendous support from the Florida Surveying and Mapping Society in terms of monetary donations, advice and guidance, and scholarships.
Florida is a high growth state having the corresponding requirements for land development and environmental protection. There is an ever increasing need for Geomatics professionals who can meet the challenges associated with that growth.
The SFRC (www.sfrc.ufl.edu) is located in Gainesville, a culturally diverse community in north central Florida. The School has teaching, research, and extension education programs with 47 faculty members, 70 affiliate and courtesy faculty, and 300 students. Educational programs are offered at the main campus in Gainesville, as well as at the IFAS Research and Education Centers in Ft. Lauderdale, Apopka and Plant City.
The University of Florida (http://www.ufl.edu) is a Land-Grant and Sea-Grant institution, encompassing virtually all academic and professional disciplines, with an enrollment of more than 50,000 students. UF is a member of The Association of American Universities. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (http://ifas.ufl.edu) includes the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (http://cals.ufl.edu), the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station (http://research.ifas.ufl.edu), the Florida Cooperative Extension Service (http://extension.ifas.ufl.edu), the College of Veterinary Medicine (http://www.vetmed.ufl.edu), the Florida Sea Grant program (http://www.flseagrant.org/ ), and encompasses 17 on-campus academic departments and schools, 13 Research and Educational Centers (REC) located throughout the state, 6 Research sites/demonstration units administered by RECs or academic departments, and Florida Cooperative Extension Service offices in all 67 counties (counties operate and maintain). The School of Natural Resources and Environment is an interdisciplinary unit housed in IFAS and managed by several colleges on campus. IFAS employs over 3400 people, which includes approximately 950 faculty and 2450 support personnel located in Gainesville and throughout the state. IFAS, one of the nation’s largest agricultural and natural resources research and education organizations, is administered by a Senior Vice President and four deans: the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the Dean for Extension and Director of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, the Dean for Research and Director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, and the Dean for the College of Veterinary Medicine. UF/IFAS also engages in cooperative work with Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.
Application Information:  Individuals wishing to apply should go online to http://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/36000 and submit:
-Application
-Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above
-curriculum vitae
-one or two samples of publications
-contact information for four references.
Also, all college transcripts must be sent to the search chair at the address below.

For full consideration all application materials must be received by April 1, 2013. Nomination of candidates is encouraged.

Refer to Position # 00012982 Return inquiries and nominations to:
Dr. Grenville Barnes
Chair, Search and Screen Committee
Geomatics Program - SFRC
PO Box 110565
Gainesville, FL 32611-0565
Email:gbarnes@ufl.edu
Phone: 352 392-4998
Fax: 352 392-4957
Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ .

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida’s ‘Government in the Sunshine’ and Public Records Laws. Search committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and applications, resumes, and many other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.
FEB 13-370 W-2


 FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE 32611-7315
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA: The Department of Geography and the Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI) invites applications for a full time position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor, starting August 16, 2013. This position is a nine-month, tenure accruing, research-oriented position, with a specialization in quantitative spatial and spatio-temporal models to address questions in infectious diseases or public health. Specialties can include (but are not limited to) geospatial or mathematical modeling for transmission of human and animal diseases, interactions between climate and disease ecology, relationships between socio-economics and disease risk, and health intervention strategies. We seek individuals with demonstrated success in grant activity and publications in top journals. This position and its recruitment is a cooperative effort between the Department of Geography and the Emerging Pathogens Institute. The successful candidate will be expected to engage deeply in the EPI research program while maintaining good standing in teaching and service to the Geography Department and its mission, and must be able to bridge the cultures of College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and EPI. Our highly collaborative research environment provides many opportunities for working with other leading investigators to address large research questions in innovative ways. The successful candidate should possess a doctoral degree in Geography or other relevant disciplines. APPLY: Interested candidates are invited to submit a curriculum vita and letter of application describing his/her research program and its future to Dr. Peter Waylen, Search Committee Chair, Department of Geography, University of Florida, Box 117315, Gainesville, FL, 32611. We prefer that application materials be sent electronically to prwaylen@ufl.edu and complete and online application at, http://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/31925. All application materials must be received by March 15, 2013. Short-listed candidates will be contacted to provide 3 letters of reference immediately thereafter. Minorities, women and those from underserved groups are encouraged to apply. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution.
JAN 13-365 W-2
 FLORIDA, MIAMI
Postdoctoral Associate, Miami, FL. The Department of Geography and Regional Studies at the University of Miami has an opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate to work under the direction of Dr. Douglas Fuller. The postdoc will collaborate with scientists from University of Miami (UM) and various research institutes and universities based in the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region. He/she will apply remote sensing and GIS techniques to monitor and model regional environmental change related to irrigation practices and other land surface changes in MENA that influence disease vectors. Primary responsibilities will involve developing study designs, analyzing time series of vegetation indices derived from satellite data sets, writing scientific papers, and collaborating on ecological modeling studies. Duties include: Compile and analyze multitemporal and multi-resolution satellite data sets; Integrate data derived from GIS and remote sensing with spatial-ecological models; Develop, maintain, edit, and document project databases and analyze data using statistical methods; Prepare results for peer-reviewed publications, co-author peer-reviewed papers, as well as prepare manuscripts as first author.
Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Geography, Ecology or other related fields. Proficiency in optical remote sensing, knowledge of ecological principles and theory. Familiarity with parasitology, and epidemiology of tropical environments considered a plus. Proficiency with study designs, data management, and advanced statistical methods. Programming skills in R, Matlab or comparable high-level languages used in ecological modeling, remote sensing and epidemiology. Excellent English communication skills (both verbal and written). Any appropriate combination of education, certifications, and/or relevant work experience will be considered. For more information on how to apply, please visit https://careers.med.miami.edu/ position number 045368 or send an email to dofuller@miami.edu.
FEB 13-369 W-3
 

 FLORIDA, TAMPA
The Geography Division within the Department of Geography, Environment, and Planning at the University of South Florida invites applications for a full-time, 9-month Permanent Instructor position in GIScience. The appointment would begin early August, 2013. Primary responsibilities will include teaching both general and applied GIScience courses at the senior undergraduate and graduate levels, including courses in our Graduate GIS Certificate Program. Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in Geography or a related discipline by the time of appointment, and evidence of the necessary academic background and skills to teach GIScience at the stated levels. Preferred requirements include primary instructor experience with college-level GIScience courses, and teaching interests in lower-level undergraduate Human, Environmental, and Regional Geography courses. To apply, follow the link http://employment.usf.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60667
The application deadline is February 15th. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. For ADA accommodations, please contact Dr. Steven Reader (sreader@usf.edu) at least five working days prior to need. USF is an Equal Opportunity Institution. For information regarding the USF System, please visit our website at http://system.usf.edu/
JAN 13-353 W-2

ILLINOIS, CHAMPAIGN
Sediment Transport Scientist
Illinois State Water Survey
Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Illinois State Water Survey has been a leader in the study of water resources for more than a century. Our research and service programs provide citizens, industries, and government agencies at all levels with timely, science-based information and analysis necessary to manage our water resources wisely for economic development and a sustainable environment.
The Center for Watershed Science (CWS) is seeking a Sediment Transport Scientist to focus on sediment transport processes in Upper Midwest streams affecting agriculture, ecosystems, water supply, and navigation. The CWS has been at the forefront generating historical and spatial scientific data, investigating and understanding watershed processes, and providing state-of-the-art scientific and engineering analyses to policymakers, planners, and resource managers in the State of Illinois and beyond.
This position will investigate sediment transport issues related to the watershed processes of erosion, sedimentation, and stream restoration through the use of geomorphic field investigations, compilation and computation of hydraulic and sediment data, sediment transport and hydraulic models, and multi-disciplinary collaborations.
Duties and Responsibilities: The scientist will conduct investigations on erosion, sediment transport, sedimentation and geomorphic processes and modeling of riverine systems; participate and contribute to field data collection and data analyses. Scientist will interact with stakeholders, as well as local and state resource managers. Develop and manage research proposals and projects. Prepare technical reports and papers. Advance the understanding of current approaches to sediment and hydraulic modeling and fluvial geomorphology. And collaborate with ISWS researchers on different projects.
Required Education and Experience: Master’s degree required, Ph.D. preferred in Civil/Environmental/Agricultural Engineering or related earth sciences field. Successful candidate will have relevant work experience in sediment transport and hydrologic/hydraulic modeling and field-based geomorphic investigations.
Proposed start date: As soon as possible after close, or until a suitable candidate is hired. Salary: is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment status: 12-month, academic professional position

Application procedures: Please complete your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of application, CV, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references must be received by March 1, 2013. Interviews may be conducted before the closing date. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. The candidate must be able to legally work in the United States.
For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Hannah Dorsey at (217)333-4978 or hdorsey@illinois.edu.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty, and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu
JAN 13-363 W-1


 INDIANA, TERRE HAUTE
Tenure-Track Position in East Asian Studies
The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor of East Asian Studies to start in August 2013. Applications from historians, sociologists, and political scientists are particularly welcome. A strong commitment to and experience in undergraduate teaching is expected. Ph.D. required by start date. Competitive salary and benefits. For fourteen consecutive years U.S. News and World Report has ranked Rose-Hulman first among engineering colleges that do not offer a Ph.D. APPLY: Interested and qualified persons should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence, a sample of scholarly work, and three letters of recommendation on-line at https://jobs.rose-hulman.edu, where interested candidates will find more details about the position. Review of applications will begin on February 10, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.
JAN 13-354 W-2

KANSAS, HAYS
Fort Hays State University Department of Geosciences invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Geography. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising students, student recruitment, research and service. PhD required (ABD considered). Starting August 2013. For additional details visit: www.fhsu.edu/geo or www.fhsu.edu/positions/
APPLY: Send letter of application, resume, copy of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching and research interests, names and contact information for three professional references, vita status (if applicable) and, if available, evidence of teaching effectiveness to geosciences@fhsu.edu or mail to:
Department of Geosciences
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601
Attn: Search Committee
Fort Hays State University is an EOE. Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check
JAN 13-362 W-2

 KENTUCKY, LEXINGTON
The African American & Africana Studies Program at the University of Kentucky seeks to hire several full-time tenure-track faculty members at the rank of Assistant Professor whose primary academic appointment will be in a department within the College of Arts & Sciences.
We are conducting a broad search and are particularly interested in scholars whose research is interdisciplinary and focused on peoples and cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora. Applicants should have demonstrable teaching experience and scholarly credentials commensurate with a tenure-stream appointment at a major research university as well as demonstrated interests in community engagement. While we welcome applications from scholars across all the relevant areas of specialization and competence, we encourage applications from scholars with doctorates in African American or Black Diaspora Studies who are able to teach Introduction to Africana Studies and other core courses. We also welcome applicants with degrees in humanistic or social science disciplines whose research interests include but are not limited to the Africana specific intersections of political experience, power, race, gender, economics, science, arts, new media, transnational issues and migration.
Candidates must have their Ph.D. prior to the start date. The teaching load is a 2/2 with significant research expectations and a target start date of August 2013. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Candidates should submit the following items electronically to https://ukjobs.uky.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=238989 : letter of intent, curriculum vitae, writing sample, description of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on January 16, 2013, and will continue until positions are filled.
The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse geographical region. It is committed to becoming one of the top public institutions in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The University also supports family-friendly policies.

MINNESOTA, ST. PAUL
HUBERT H. HUMPHREY ENDOWED VISITING PROFESSORSHIP

The Macalester College Geography and Environmental Studies Departments seek to appoint a distinguished scholar, public servant or professional with expertise in the realm of land change science and remote sensing to the Hubert H. Humphrey Visiting Professorship. The Humphrey Professorship was established in 1968 to strengthen international education at Macalester by bringing to the campus distinguished individuals with international expertise. The successful candidate will teach two courses (e.g., intro to remote sensing, a seminar on land change science, land use/land cover change in the Global South) aimed primarily at an upper level, undergraduate audience of geography, environmental studies and biology students. He/she will contribute substantially to the life of the Macalester community.
This appointment as a visiting scholar-teacher will be for either the fall or spring semester of academic year 2013-2014. The Humphrey Professorship provides excellent remuneration, relocation expenses, occupancy of a comfortable home near campus, and support for academic travel and research. At the chair-holder’s option, the home and a campus office could be available for the entire academic year.
Review of applications will begin on March 1, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2526  and electronically submit a detailed cover letter, curriculum vitae, two brief course descriptions, and the names and contact information for three references. If necessary, hard copy applications may be mailed to Laura Kigin (Humphrey Search), Geography Dept, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN 55105 USA. For any questions about the position or submission of materials, contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. William Moseley, at moseley@macalester.edu or 651-696-6126.
Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million people and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 1900 undergraduates from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a long-standing, mission-driven commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.
FEB 13-371 W-1

 

NEVADA, RENO
Department of Geography / 154
Mackay School of Earth
Sciences and Engineering
College of Science
Reno, Nevada 89557-0154
(775) 784-6995
http://www.unr.edu/geography
Six Graduate Positions in Climate Research at the University of Nevada, Reno Geography Department
The new Interdisciplinary Climate Research Lab in the Department of Geography at the University of Nevada, Reno, led by Dr. Douglas Boyle and Dr. Scott Bassett, has six funded research fellowships for Doctoral students interested in pursuing multi-disciplinary climate research with us and our collaborators at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, University of Maine, the University of Arizona, and University of Texas at Austin.
Potential projects include: (1) Hydrologic modeling of paleolake and glacier systems in the Great Basin, South America, and the Tibetan Plateau to improve our understanding of paleoclimate conditions since the Last Glacial Maximum, (2) Investigating the impacts of possible future climate change on agricultural water right acquisitions aimed at improving the environmental conditions of Walker Lake (a terminal lake in Nevada), (3) Investigating the impact of climate change on vegetation dynamics in semi-arid and alpine communities, and (4) Investigating climate driven future land use scenarios in rural agricultural communities.
The positions, which are funded through the Nevada State Climate Office (NSCO) and a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), begin in August 2013 and are for four years with half-time monthly salary support of $1,800 during the academic year and the possibility of full-time support during the summer (combined up to $27,000/year). Health insurance and partial tuition waivers are also provided. Students with scientific backgrounds in hydrology, climate, geography, planning or ecology and an interest in computer modeling and interdisciplinary research are encouraged to apply.
APPLY: Applicants must send a Curriculum Vitae, unofficial transcripts, GRE scores and a personal statement (1−2 pages) describing your previous research experience and future research interests to Dr. Douglas Boyle (douglasb@unr.edu) and Dr. Scott Bassett (sbassett@unr.edu). Applicants will also need to submit an application to the Geography Ph.D. program (http://www.unr.edu/grad/admissions/apply). For full consideration all material must be received by March 1, 2013.
JAN 13-368 W-2


 NEW YORK, NEW YORK
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/FACULTY FELLOW IN THE FIELD OF AFRICANA STUDIES
Department of Social and Cultural Analysis
ARTS AND SCIENCE
New York University

The Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University seeks an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow (non-tenure track) in the field of Africana Studies to teach core courses and electives for the Africana major. The position is open to all disciplines and historical periods. Our department is multidisciplinary, and welcomes applicants using comparative approaches in their research. Applicants whose work focuses on the Caribbean are especially encouraged to apply. Formed in 2005, the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis houses undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Social and Cultural Analysis, Africana Studies, American Studies, Asian/Pacific/American Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Latino Studies, and Metropolitan Studies. This AP/FF position is a one-year appointment with possibility of renewal for up to three years. PhD must be in hand by September 1, 2013, and may not have been received before August 2008. The teaching load is three courses taught over two semesters per year of the appointment. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2013, pending administrative and budgetary approval.
Candidates should demonstrate experience and innovation in teaching and scholarship.
Deadline for the submission of applications is March 29, 2013. APPLY: Please submit a letter of application, a 20-page writing sample, sample syllabus, and curriculum vitae with names of three referees. Application materials must be submitted electronically. To apply, see the NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis website http://sca.as.nyu.edu. Instructions can be found under the homepage link “Employment Opportunities”. For questions, please email mc2828@nyu.edu.
NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
JAN 13-364 W-1

OHIO, AKRON
Department Chair
Department of Geosciences
The University of Akron

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Akron invites applications from dynamic individuals for the position of Department Chair. We seek an academic leader who will help the department make major contributions to the university's Vision 2020 Strategic Plan by ensuring student success and enhancing its research performance. The department's 10 faculty currently serve 38 M.S. students and more than 130 undergraduates majoring in geology, geophysics, engineering geology, environmental science, geographic information systems and geography. There are opportunities to supervise Ph.D. students through collaboration with the Integrated Biosciences Program, Department of Chemistry and the College of Engineering, among others. The University of Akron is located in the Northeast Ohio region, which has a population of over 4.2 million. The economy is well diversified and the immediate Akron area is noted as the world-wide center for polymers. Eastern Ohio is currently experiencing tremendous growth in the shale-gas industry leading to new opportunities in the energy and environmental sectors. The area offers a wide variety of artistic, intellectual, entertainment, and sports activities. The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is located minutes from campus and offers a wide range of outdoor opportunities. The city of Akron is served by Cleveland-Hopkins airport to the north and Akron-Canton Airport to the south, as well as major interstate highways.
A PhD in a field related to the earth sciences and the ability to work with and lead a department with expertise in geology, geography, environmental science and GIS is required. To qualify, candidates must have a record of achievement supporting appointment at the rank of professor with tenure at The University of Akron. In addition, applicants must have a record of effective leadership in an academic and/or research setting; demonstrated ability to maintain a substantial externally funded research program; and excellent inter-personal and communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates who are dedicated to excellence in research and teaching; have a background in interdisciplinary research collaboration; complement existing departmental specialties and have prior academic administrative experience. Salary and start-up package will be commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. The preferred starting date is July 1, 2013. Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. John Peck at jpeck@uakron.edu. For complete details and to apply please visit:www.uakron.edu/jobs. Job ID#7637. The University of Akron is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws
JAN 13-348 W-2

 OKLAHOMA, TULSA
Assistant Professor of Geography
Geosciences Department
The University of Tulsa

The Department of Geosciences at The University of Tulsa invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Geography at the Assistant Professor level. A Ph.D. in geography or related field with demonstrated expertise in geomorphology, and Geographic Information Systems is required. We seek an individual who shows the potential for outstanding achievement in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and establish an externally funded research program. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in geomorphology, fluvial dynamics, or resource management. Interdisciplinary and international research is encouraged. The University of Tulsa is a premier private doctoral granting research institution committed to excellence in teaching, creative scholarship, and service.
The city of Tulsa has a vibrant geological, geophysical and GIS community. Tulsa is home to the international headquarters of the American Association of Petroleum Geology, Society of Exploration Geophysics, and the Society of Sedimentary Geology. The Department of Geosciences boasts an array of equipment, and strong computing capability including access to the Tulsa Community Supercomputer facility. The College maintains ArcGIS in all College computer labs, and facilitates use across the campus. The University offers competitive salary and benefits packages. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
APPLY: Send a letter of application stating research and teaching interests, curriculum vita, and name and contact information for three references to Dr. Bryan Tapp, Chair, Department of Geosciences, The University of Tulsa, 800 South Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104-9700. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University of Tulsa does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristics including but not limited to the classes protected under federal and state law. The University of Tulsa is an EEO/AA employer.
JAN 13-350 W-2

PENNSYLVANIA, UNIVERSITY PARK
PSU Search #38521
TWO-YEAR VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN AFRICAN STUDIES
The African Studies Program at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in African Studies (non-tenure track). We seek candidates with a proven record of research in environment and development in Africa, a record of excellence in teaching, a strong evidence of interest in cross-disciplinary approaches to African Studies, and who will contribute to the development of the African Studies Program.
Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in the social or environmental sciences with an emphasis on an African region or set of countries by August 2013. The teaching load is three courses per semester and the ideal candidate should be comfortable teaching across the disciplines, primarily at the undergraduate and graduate level. Courses include African Environments, Introduction to Contemporary Africa, and Environment and Poverty in Africa. The ideal candidate should be able and willing to teach other topics in the African Studies curriculum, which cover an undergraduate BA (major and minor) and graduate courses in a new dual-title doctoral degree, currently with the Departments of Comparative Literature, Geography, and Political Science.
The African Studies Program (http://afr.la.psu.edu/) is home to a very diverse and active faculty who teach, conduct research, and publish in the areas of African history, politics, culture, economics, geography, linguistics, and health.
The salary/benefit package is competitive, and the position begins in the fall 2013. Applications received by March 18, 2013 will receive first consideration; but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Electronic submission is strongly preferred. Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining their research and teaching experience, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and a recent publication or writing sample to http://la.psu.edu/facultysearch/ Please arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent to Staci Kelly at szk3@psu.edu. If the application and letters of reference cannot be submitted electronically, they may be mailed to the Search Committee Chair, African Studies Program, The Pennsylvania State University, 133 Willard Building, University Park, PA 16802. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.
FEB 13-374 W-2


Texas, College Station

Dr. Daniel W. Goldberg in the Department of Geography, at Texas A&M University (TAMU) invites applications for a Ph.D. Research Assistant position to begin in the fall of 2013. Qualified candidates should have a Masters degree in Geography, Computer Science, or a related discipline and expertise in geographic information systems (GIS); desktop, server, web, and mobile programming; and CyberGIS and very large spatial and spatiotemporal databases. Research assistant activities will include the development and evaluation of algorithms; the implementation, testing, and support of prototype and enterprise systems; and spatiotemporal analysis and modeling. Tasks will include software development; spatiotemporal data management and analysis; and the presentation and publication of research results. Experience with modern programming languages (.Net, Python, R, C++, etc.), GIS software, and server–based systems is required. Preference will be given to applicants with strong programming backgrounds and excellent communication skills.
Graduate funding is available for three years for highly qualified candidates. This includes a stipend and 9 credit hours of tuition each semester. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2013, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Apply: Applicants must apply and be accepted to the graduate program in Geography at TAMU to be considered for this position (http://takethenextstep.tamu.edu/geography/you-see-the-world). Candidates should also submit (a) a cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements, outlines qualifications, and highlights research interests and skill sets; (b) a resume/CV; and (c) two letters of recommendation to Dr. Daniel W. Goldberg, Department of Geography, Mailstop TAMU 3147, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-3147 (daniel.goldberg@tamu.edu). Texas A&M University is committed to employment equity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
JAN 13-341 W-3

 

WISCONSIN, LA CROSSE
Assistant Professor, full-time, tenure track appointment in environmental geography and geo-science education, beginning fall 2013.

The Department of Geography and Earth Science at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Environmental Geography and Geo-Science Education at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August, 2013. The Department is seeking to simultaneously deepen its role in UW-La Crosse’s Secondary Teacher Education Preparation (STEP) Program while expanding its curricular, research and student advising capacity in environmental science. We invite candidates with an active teaching and research program in K-12 geoscience education and environmental geography. Primary responsibilities will include the following: 1) teaching an introductory course in global environmental conservation; 2) developing at least one additional advanced undergraduate course in environmental science to support the department’s Environmental Science Concentration; 3) maintaining a program of research in environmental science and/or pedagogical research in geography education; 4) advising geography and K-12 education majors; 5) supervising pre-service K-12 teacher candidates; and 6) in cooperation with other members of the department, playing a leading role in advising the Department on issues involving K-12 science education. The ideal candidate will be broadly-trained in environmental science and/or environmental geography. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to departmental, college, and university service activities. Research and teaching specializations which will be given special consideration may include any of the following: global energy, agricultural and/or ecological sustainability; global environmental conservation; and epidemiological and/or health geography. Required degree qualifications include an Ed.D., or Ph.D. in Science Education, Geography, or closely related field. Preferred qualifications: a B.S./B.A. or M.A./M.S. in Geography or closely related field, and a minimum of 3 years of teaching experience.
The Department of Geography and Earth Science values diversity and faculty who bring diverse experiences to their teaching. The university, and the college in which the Department is housed, provide strong research support for faculty. UW-La Crosse is also a leader in the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) and actively promotes involvement by its faculty in high quality undergraduate research.
Application should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of research interests, teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching ability as one document, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for 3 to 5 references. After a successful initial review, official transcripts may be requested. Review of applications will begin February 18, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Cynthia Berlin, Chair of Search and Screen Committee, Department of Geography and Earth Science, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Voice 608-785-8333, e-mail cberlin@uwlax.edu (www.uwlax.edu/geography).
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/
UW-La Crosse is an AA/EEO employer. Employment will require a criminal background check.
JAN 13-349 W-2

WISCONSIN, STEVENS POINT
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Assistant Professor or Instructor beginning August 2013. Ph.D. preferable. A.B.D. considered for appointment at instructor level (Ph.D. must be completed within the first year of employment for retention and is required to achieve tenure.) Excellent opportunity exists to expand established undergraduate programs that rely heavily upon geospatial techniques. Courses of instruction include GIS and remote sensing. Other teaching opportunities may exist in the candidate’s area of specialization. The successful candidate will carry a 12-hour teaching load, pursue a course of professional development/scholarship, and serve the department and university through committee work. This is a nine-month academic appointment. Salary and title are commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The UWSP Department of Geography and Geology is located within the College of Letters and Science, the largest of four colleges within the University. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is the only bachelorette degree-granting institution in the north-central part of the state. Founded in 1894 as a teacher-training institution, UWSP now offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and confers master degrees in 12 disciplines. Total enrollment surpasses 9,500 students. For more information, see http://www.uwsp.edu/geo/Pages/Position-Announcement.aspx
Application Procedure: Interested individuals must submit a letter stating their qualifications, teaching and research interests, plus a curriculum vita and copies of transcripts to David Ozsvath, Chair, Department of Geography and Geology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, WI 54481. A minimum of three letters of professional recommendation must also be sent to this address by the individuals writing these letters.
Deadline: All application materials, including the letters of recommendation, are due on February 15, 2013.
UWSP is an AA/EO Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Under a court approved settlement agreement and Wisconsin Statutes, we are required to provide a list of all nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing (addressed to the UWSP Equity & Affirmative Action Office) that their identity not be revealed. Persons agreeing to be final candidates will have their identity revealed as a final candidate. Employment will require a criminal background check.
JAN 13-334 W-3

INTERNATIONAL

 

CANADA, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Simons Visiting Chair in International Law and Human Security
School for International Studies
SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY

The School for International Studies invites applications from scholars and from those with relevant professional experience in international law or diplomacy for this visiting position, to be taken up in the Fall Term (September-December) 2013. The successful candidate will be asked to teach one senior undergraduate course, to mount a workshop on her/his research interests, and to contribute to the research activity of the School. The position will be remunerated at a level appropriate to the successful candidate’s seniority and experience and assistance may be given with travel and housing costs.
Applications will be treated in confidence and should include a letter of application with a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of publications. Applicants should also provide the names and contact details of six referees.
All materials should be sent electronically to: Dr. Alexander Dawson, Director, School for International Studies (intst@sfu.ca) by 24 February 2013. In the Subject Line of the email, indicate the following information in the order specified:
2013 Fall SVC Application, Applicant Name.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.
Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the collection notice at http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/Collection_Notice.html
JAN 13-367 W-1


CANADA, VANCOUVER BC
Limited Term Assistant Professor Position in Conflict and Development
Simon Fraser University
School for International Studies

Home of the influential Human Security Report Project, and of innovative graduate and undergraduate teaching programs, the School for International Studies invites applications from candidates in any social science discipline, for a two-year limited term position at the Assistant Professor level, in the field of Conflict and Development, starting in August 2013. The successful candidate will be expected to teach on insurgency and civil war, humanitarian intervention and peace-building at both graduate and undergraduate levels, and must also be ready to teach foundation courses in International Studies. Preferred candidates will have expertise in Latin America. In addition an ability to employ and teach mixed – quantitative and qualitative - methods will be an advantage.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree (or expect to complete in 2012-13), promise of excellence in research, and good teaching potential. Applications will be treated in confidence and should include a letter of application with a statement of interest and research and teaching ability, curriculum vitae, and a list of publications. Applicants should also provide the names and contact details of three referees.

All materials should be sent electronically to: Dr Alexander Dawson, Director, School for International Studies (intst@sfu.ca) by March 31, 2013. In the Subject Line of the email, indicate the following information in the order specified: 2013 Fall LTaP Application, Applicant Name.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, gay men and lesbians. The position is subject to budget approval.
Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the collection notice at
http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html
FEB 13-372 W-1


HONG KONG
THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Applications are invited for: Department of Geography and Resource Management
Assistant Professor
(Ref. 1213/127(116)/2) (Closing date: April 30, 2013)
The Department offers a number of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, including a new BSSc programme in Urban Studies which is co-organized with the School of Architecture.
The Urban Studies Programme seeks an outstanding candidate with a PhD degree in urban studies, geography or other related disciplines, specializing in housing studies and sustainable urban development.
Applicants should also have (i) demonstrated excellence in teaching and research; (ii) a track record of being a professionally active member in transferring knowledge in the field; (iii) a proven record/a great potential of gaining competitive research grants and strong research productivity as evidenced by scholarly publications. Preference will be given to those with substantial experience in urban studies in China and the Asia-Pacific region. The appointee will teach both introductory and advanced courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as general education courses. Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing January 2014, which, subject to performance, funding and mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later. Applications will be accepted until the post is filled.
Salary and Fringe Benefits:
Salary will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including medical care, a contract-end gratuity for an appointment of two years or longer, and housing benefits for eligible appointee. Further information about the University and the general terms of service for appointments is available at http://www.per.cuhk.edu.hk. The terms mentioned herein are for reference only and are subject to revision by the University.
Application Procedure:
Please send full resume, copies of academic credentials, a publication list and/or abstracts of selected published papers, together with names, addresses and fax numbers/e-mail addresses of three referees to whom the applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references (unless otherwise specified), to the Personnel Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong (Fax: (852) 3943 1462) by the closing date. The Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request. Please quote the reference number and mark ‘Application - Confidential’ on cover.
FEB 13-373 W-1

 

 *NEW ZEALAND, AUCKLAND

Researcher, Economic Geography or Economic Modelling
Landcare Research is recruiting an experienced and motivated geographer or economist to conduct and lead research in natural resource economics and/or economic geography, focusing on multi-sector modelling and analysis.
We are specifically seeking a researcher with strong technical and analytical skills in spatially explicit modelling, computable general equilibrium modelling, partial equilibrium modelling, and/or other computational approaches. The incumbent will also have strong programming skills in high-level language(s) used for mathematical/economic modelling (e.g., GAMS, MATLAB, Mathematica) and experience with programming languages typically used in scientific applications (e.g., Python, C++, Fortran). A Ph.D. in geography, economics, agricultural or natural resource economics, or other relevant discipline with 3+ years of post-Ph.D. experience is desirable, although exceptional candidates with Masters degrees and Ph.Ds. with less experience are encouraged to apply.
The incumbent will join the Economics and Integrated Land Use Modelling group, part of Landcare Research’s Governance and Policy science team. This multi-disciplinary team holds expertise in environmental economics, geography, spatial modeling, sustainable business, Maori research, collaborative governance, planning, and risk management. As an organisation, Landcare Research is leading innovation in protecting and enhancing the terrestrial environment while growing prosperity. We collaborate with research institutes in New Zealand and abroad in fulfilling this mission.
As an employee of Landcare Research, you will enjoy generous employment benefits, including generous leave, a contribution to retirement savings, and relocation costs, if required. This full-time, permanent position is based at our Auckland office. However, other Landcare Research locations (Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington, and Christchurch (Lincoln)) may be considered in exceptional cases.
To view the position description and to apply, please visit our website: www.landcareresearch.co.nz/jobs.
Enquiries may be directed to brownp@landcaresearch.co.nz or +64-9-574-4151.
FEB 13-375 W-1