[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor- Geography, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS), Metropolitan State University of Denver

Christine Wiedinmyer 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 
athttps://www.msudenverjobs.com <https://www.msudenverjobs.com/>.
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 
AThttps://www.msudenverjobs.com <https://www.msudenverjobs.com/>.

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