[ES_JOBS_NET] Job: Chair, UMBC Department of Geography and Environmental Systems

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Thu Jul 30 15:31:06 MDT 2015

Subject: Job: Chair, UMBC Department of Geography and Environmental Systems

University of Maryland Baltimore County, Department of Geography and
Environmental Systems

Department Chair


Maryland, Baltimore 21250.  The Department of Geography and
Environmental Systems at the University of Maryland Baltimore County
(UMBC) invites applications and nominations for Department
Chair.  The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a field that
complements faculty strengths (e.g. Geography, Environmental Science,
Conservation Science, Ecology, Natural Resources) and with academic
achievements commensurate with appointment as a Full Professor,
although senior Associate Professors will be considered as well.  The
candidate should have demonstrated leadership and administrative
skills, a strong commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship and
teaching, and an active research program.

The Department has experienced rapid growth in recent years, more
than doubling undergraduate majors to over 300 in our B.S. and B.A.
programs, and with current enrollment of 50 M.S. students (including
accelerated   The department has 14 regular faculty and 9
adjunct/affiliate faculty, and has established a strong record of
federal grant support (e.g., NSF, NASA, NOAA, USDA).  Faculty
research interests cover a range of topics in human geography and
environmental science and management, including ecology and
biogeography, global change science, hydrology and geomorphology,
meteorology and severe storms, GIS and remote sensing, urban
geography, public health, environmental history, political ecology,
resource conservation, and environmental policy.  Urban environmental
research is particularly well-represented with the presence on campus
and faculty collaboration with the Center for Urban Environmental
Research and Education (CUERE) and the Baltimore Ecosystem Study
Urban LTER.  We also have strong collaborative ties with UMBC's
NASA-funded Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology and the USGS
MD-DE-DC Water Science Center, both located in UMBC's Research Park.
Collaborations with other departments and programs on campus include
Biological Sciences; Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental
Engineering; Computer Science and Electrical Engineering; Public
Policy; Gender & Women's Studies; Global Studies; Interdisciplinary
Studies; and the multi-campus Marine, Estuarine and Environmental
Sciences program.

Applications should be sent to
(<http://apply.interfolio.com/25219>apply.interfolio.com/25219) and
should include:  cover letter with description of leadership vision,
administrative experience, and research program; CV and the names of
three references.  Questions can be directed to Dr. Andrew Miller at
<mailto:GESChairSearch at umbc.edu>GESChairSearch at umbc.edu. Formal
review of applications will begin on Sept. 30, 2015 and will continue
until the position is filled.

UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body and we
seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this
position.  We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty
diversity.  We encourage applications from women, minority group
members, veterans and individuals with disabilities. UMBC is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Christopher M. Swan, Ph.D.
Dept. of Geography & Environmental Systems
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
211 Sondheim Hall
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250 USA
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