[ES_JOBS_NET] Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Physical Geography

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Fri Sep 26 16:13:19 MDT 2014

*Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Physical Geography *

 As part of a major interdisciplinary hiring initiative in the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University (ISU), a new joint
initiative by the Departments of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences;
Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology; and Economics and the Greenlee
School of Journalism and Communication aims to expand our capabilities for
fundamental research on sustainable environmental systems. Multiple new
hires in the field of Sustainability Science are planned for the next 2-3
years and should expect to benefit from and contribute to the interaction
and collaboration among these and other departments.

As part of this initiative, the Department of Geological and Atmospheric
Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in
physical geography at the assistant professor level to begin in August of
2015. The selected candidate is expected to establish a successful,
externally funded research program. In addition, this faculty member will
teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Specifically, this person would examine interactions of physical components
across multiple scales and the role of spatial and temporal patterns and
processes as they relate to sustainable environmental systems. This person
would employ state-of-the-art computational approaches to study complex
geospatial relationships among biological, physical and social systems.
The new faculty will have the opportunity to join a synergistic focal group
in the area of Sustainability Science that will serve to facilitate team
building and integrative research.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. All applications
must be submitted electronically at www.iastatejobs.com (search posting
number: 400011). Please be prepared to attach a letter of application,
including concise teaching and research statements, curriculum vitae, and
the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone and fax numbers of at
least three references.

The positions will remain open until filled. Full consideration will be
given to applications received by November 30, 2014. Iowa State University
is an EO/AA employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, disability, or protected Vets status.

Iowa State University is an AAU-member comprehensive, land grant, Carnegie
Doctoral/Research Extensive University with an enrollment of over 33,000
students. The university is located in Ames, IA, one of the nation's most
highly rated metropolitan areas of its size (
http://www.iastate.edu/about/ames.php) and is only 35 miles north of Des
Moines. ISU is committed to achieving inclusive excellence through a
diverse workforce and is dedicated to supporting work-life balance through
an array of flexible policies.
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