[ES_JOBS_NET] Earth and Atmospheric Sciences - Water Resources - Tenure Track Faculty, Metro State University (Colorado)

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Thu Oct 30 07:18:37 MDT 2014


    Posting Details

      Posting Details

Posting Number 	F00212
Position Title 	Earth and Atmospheric Sciences - Water Resources - 
Tenure Track Faculty (Category I )
Position Number 	F 232
Salary for Announcement 	

Commensurate with experience and education.

Employee Category 	Faculty
Department 	EAS - Earth & Atmospheric Sci
EClass Code 	FT Faculty-10 mo with benes
Position Summary 	

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) at the 
Metropolitan State University of Denver is seeking applicants for a 
tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank to begin teaching 
August 2015. Applications are welcomed from candidates with expertise in 
the following areas.

A geographer or environmental scientist who can teach courses related to 
water. Areas of interest could include, but are not limited to 
hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, aquatic chemistry, wastewater, water 
quality, storm water management, urban drainage, wetlands, interaction 
of environmental processes related to water, flood management, water 
conservation, or landscape-scale dynamics related to water. Familiarity 
with Colorado and western water issues and the ability to teach courses 
in multipleEASdisciplines is preferred.


We are seeking a person with a commitment to excellence in teaching at a 
predominately undergraduate institution. Teaching responsibilities will 
include upper and lower division courses in Geography, Environmental 
Science, or other areas based on interdisciplinary department needs. 
Teaching consists of 12 credits per semester (typically 3-4 courses per 
semester). In addition, the ideal candidate will be expected to 
re-design or create new courses, contribute to curriculum development, 
integrate scholarly activities and knowledge into teaching, use current 
technology, such asGIS, to facilitate student learning, evaluate 
assessment results to improve their courses and respective programs, and 
effectively advise students. Participation in field experiences, the 
General Studies program, First Year Success Program, and mentoring 
undergraduate research projects is expected. Enthusiasm for 
interdisciplinary research and new collaborations will be an asset. The 
successful candidate will have exhibited the ability to develop and 
maintain a publication record and present their scholarly work at 
professional conferences or workshops. It is expected that the candidate 
will be able to participate in service activities that are substantial 
and meaningful.

TheEASDepartment resides in the newly renovated Science building on the 
Auraria campus located strategically in downtown Denver. The Department 
offers degrees in Land Use (Geography, Geology,GIS, and Planning), 
Environmental Science, and Meteorology. Within theEASDepartment, there 
are twoGIScomputer laboratories, an Integrated Science classroom, two 
Geology/Geography classrooms, a Meteorology computer laboratory, and 
multiple classrooms. For a list of courses commonly taught inEAS, please 
visit http://www.msudenver.edu/registrar/classschedules/.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have 
experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a 
demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for 
under-represented groups.

Required Qualifications 	

Doctorate in Geography, Environmental Science, or a relatedEASfield by 
August 2015

Preferred Qualifications 	

Willing to teach 12 credit hours per semester.
Previous teaching experience at an institution of higher education 
(includes teaching experience as a graduate assistant.)
Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
Expertise in Colorado and western US topics applicable to theEASDepartment.
Ability to teach General Studies courses.
Willing to teach courses in the First Year Success Program.
Experience as the instructor of record for a college course.
Knowledge of curriculum development.
Familiarity evaluating assessment results to improve courses and/or 
Proficient advising students.
Experience conducting research with undergraduate students.
Familiar withGIStechniques/technology.
Established a record of publishing.
Ability to present research at conferences.
Willing to perform service activities.

Posting date 	10/27/2014
Closing date 	12/10/2014
Closing Instructions 	Close on Closing Date
Special Instructions to Applicants 	

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via 
the online application system, www.msudenverjobs.com.

Required application materials include a cover letter that contains a 
concise personal statement addressing which courses the candidate would 
teach, the candidate's vision and plans for research, and a reflection 
on how the candidate would integrate within the department. Additional 
required materials include a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, 
evidence of teaching excellence, unofficial transcripts, and contact 
information for three (3) references. Review of applications will begin 
in December 2014, but the position will remain open until filled.ABDwill 
be considered, but Ph.D. must be in hand by August 2015. For 
additionalEASDepartment information, please visit 
http://www.msudenver.edu/eas/. For questions or more information, please 
contact Dr. Jason Janke, Chair of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at 
303-556-3072 or jjanke1 at msudenver.edu.

If you are unable to attach copies of transcripts at the time of 
application you will need to submit them via e-mail, fax, or mail.
E-mail: jjanke1 at msudenver.edu
Fax: 303-556-4436
Mail: Search F 232
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
P.O. Box 173362, CB 22
Denver CO 80217-3362

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

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