[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor- Geography, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS), Metropolitan State University of Denver
christin at ucar.edu
Sat Jan 3 20:01:33 MST 2015
*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 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 numerous EAS disciplines is preferred.
*RESPONSIBILITIES: *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 as GIS, 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.
The EAS Department 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 the EAS
Department, there are two GIS computer laboratories, an Integrated
Science classroom, two Geology/Geography classrooms, a Meteorology
computer laboratory, and multiple classrooms. For a list of courses
commonly taught in EAS, 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
EO STATEMENT:* Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal
opportunity employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.
*QUALIFICATIONS: *Required Qualifications: Doctorate in Geography,
Environmental Science, or a related EAS field 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 the EAS Department. 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 programs. Proficient advising
students. Experience conducting research with undergraduate students.
Familiar with GIS techniques/technology. Established a record of
publishing. Ability to present research at conferences. Willing to
perform service activities.
*RANK & SALARY: *Commensurate with education and experience.
*APPOINTMENT:* Fall 2015 APPLICATION: IMPORTANT: in order to be
considered as applicant YOU MUST FILL OUT THE APPLICATION
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