[ES_JOBS_NET] Physical Geographer, tenure track position

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at geography.wisc.edu
Thu Aug 13 10:09:35 MDT 2015

The Department of Geography at the University of Central Arkansas invites
applications for a tenure-track *Assistant Professor* position in *Physical
Geography*, beginning August 2016.  It is expected that the person hired
will have completed a doctoral program by the time of appointment.
Successful candidates will be broadly-trained physical geographers with the
ability to teach upper division physical geography courses such as
Biogeography and Climatology or Meteorology and lower division courses such
as Earth Science lectures and labs.  Additionally, the ability to teach
Conservation, Landforms, or Soils may be considered.  GIS or other spatial
technology skills would be a plus, but are not required.

The Department of Geography is in the College of Natural Sciences and
Mathematics and offers three majors: Geography, Geospatial, and
Environmental Science: Planning & Administration; two minors: Geography and
GIS; and two on-line Master’s degrees: GIS and Community and Economic
Development.  We are interested in an enthusiastic individual who connects
with students in and outside the classroom, is engaged in scholarly
research leading to publications, and has the ability to work with faculty
from other disciplines and promote the geography programs across campus and
in the community.  Actively participating in department, college and
university service and undergraduate advising is also expected.  Salary is

UCA has an enrollment of approximately 11,700 students that consistently
score above the national average on the ACT.  It offers 89 undergraduate
and 57 graduate degrees, including doctoral programs in five disciplines.
UCA is located in Conway, Arkansas, a thriving city of approximately 60,000
in central Arkansas, thirty minutes from Little Rock. Conway is home to
several major industries, two private colleges, an excellent public school
system, and strong private K12 schools. Residents have easy access to the
Ouachita and Ozark National forests and pristine wildlife areas near the
Buffalo National River.  With six distinct ecoregions and exceptional
biodiversity, there are numerous research opportunities in Arkansas for a
physical geographer.

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing teaching experience and
suitability for the position, a statement of teaching philosophy and
interests, student course evaluations, a statement of research interests, a
detailed CV, and contact information for three references.  Letters of
reference and transcripts will be solicited for short-listed candidates.  UCA
is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Review of
applications will begin on November 1 of 2015 and continue until filled.
All application materials must be submitted to: jobs.uca.edu

For questions, contact Dr. Jeff Allender, Chair, Department of Geography,
University of Central Arkansas, 318 Burdick Hall, 201 Donaghey Avenue,
Conway, Arkansas, 72035.  Voice: 501-450-5636. FAX: 501-852-2926. E-mail:
jeffa at uca.edu.

Dr. Jeff Allender
Interim Chair, Geography Department
University of Central Arkansas, Burdick # 318F
Conway, AR  72035   (501) 450-5636   jeffa at uca.edu

AVID: UCA dedicates itself to Academic Vitality, Integrity, and Diversity.

Everything we know, is connected to everything on Earth through  location.
Geography is the holistic discipline that shows these connections.
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