[ES_JOBS_NET] Earth and Atmospheric Sciences - Geography - Tenure Track Faculty, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado
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Posting Number F00211
Position Title Earth and Atmospheric Sciences - Geography - Tenure
Track Faculty (Category I)
Position Number F 541
Salary for Announcement
Commensurate with experience and education.
Employee Category Faculty
Department EAS - Earth & Atmospheric Sci
EClass Code FT Faculty-10 mo with benes
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 who can contribute to teaching and advising students in our
proposed new major with concentrations in sustainability, physical
geography, and human geography. Expertise in physical geography,
familiarity with Colorado and western US geography, a
multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary approach to research, and the
ability to teach courses in numerousEASdisciplines 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
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
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. Interested applications should apply online at
Doctorate in Geography or a relatedEASfield by August 2015.
Willing to teach 12 credit hours per semester.
Previous teaching experience at an institution of higher education
(includes teaching experience as a graduate assistant.)
Examples of teaching excellence.
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.
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
Mail: Search F 541
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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