[ES_JOBS_NET] Three Tenure Track Positions in Environmental Science/Geography/GIS at Villanova University

Steven Goldsmith steven.goldsmith at villanova.edu
Wed Sep 9 13:01:51 MDT 2015

Please find the announcement for the following three tenure track positions (Environmental Scientist, Environmental Geographer, and GIS Specialist) in the Department of Geography and the Environment at Villanova University.
Thank you,
Steven Goldsmith

Three Tenure Track Positions in Environmental Science / Geography / GIS at Villanova University

The Department of Geography and the Environment at Villanova University invites applications for three tenure–track Assistant Professor positions to begin August 2016.  We seek individuals with exceptional potential as scholars and teachers who can contribute to our undergraduate and graduate programs.  The Department of Geography and the Environment is a dynamic academic unit housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a growing undergraduate program and a new graduate program, representing Villanova’s strong investments in research and infrastructure, and a longstanding commitment to excellence in teaching.

To contribute to continued Departmental growth and broaden our teaching and research programs, we seek the following:

Position 1, Environmental Scientist: We seek an environmental scientist who complements existing strengths in ecosystems ecology and biogeochemistry and will broaden the scope of expertise among the faculty.  The successful candidate will develop and teach lecture and laboratory environmental science courses for undergraduate and graduate students and possibly non-science students, at the introductory level and also within their scientific area of expertise.  A Ph.D. in Environmental Science or closely related discipline is required and teaching experience and/or post-doctoral experience is preferred.

Position 2, Environmental Geographer:  We seek a broadly trained environmental geographer who complements existing strengths in sustainability, environmental change, and geospatial technology within the Department, and who will support the growth of the undergraduate and graduate programs.  Preference will be given to applicants with a regional focus outside the U.S. and to those who understand and have facility with geo–spatial technologies.  The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate geography courses and relevant elective courses to graduate students.  A Ph.D. in geography is required, and teaching experience is preferred.

Position 3, Geographer and GIS Specialist:  We invite applications for a tenure–track Assistant Professor with a specialty in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), who utilizes GIS and other geospatial technologies as a major component of their research.  The successful candidate will develop a robust geospatial research and teaching program that incorporates undergraduate and graduate student research, and will teach undergraduate and advanced GIS and geography courses in their subject area.  A Ph.D. is required, and teaching and/or post-doctoral experience is preferred.

Teaching responsibilities for all positions will include lecture and/or laboratory courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Teaching obligations are 15 credit hours per year divided into a 3/2 teaching load.  The positions will require the development and teaching of course material and the supervision of undergraduate and graduate student research.  Preference will be given to candidates with promising research programs including extramural funding, and the potential for publication in prominent outlets.  We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching will contribute to the Department's commitment to diversity and academic excellence.

The Department of Geography and the Environment is a multidisciplinary department with three undergraduate majors: Geography (BA), Environmental Studies (BA), and Environmental Science (BS).  The Department currently has 9 faculty members and approximately 95 undergraduate majors along with two interdisciplinary minor programs.  The Department’s new Environmental Science (MS) master’s program will begin during the fall 2016 semester.  The University’s commitment to and investment in the Department includes the construction of new teaching and research laboratories to complement its existing GIS, teaching, and research facilities during the next two academic years.

Applicants must apply on-line at http://jobs.villanova.edu.  Review of application materials will begin 1 October 2015, and will continue until the positions are filled.  The online application should include a brief letter of application indicating your interest and suitability, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research experience and plans, curriculum vitae, and official graduate and undergraduate transcripts.  The names and contact information for three referees are required and must be included.  Referees will be contacted directly and asked to submit confidential letters of recommendation online to complete the application process.

Villanova University is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order, located in the ethnically, racially, and culturally diverse Philadelphia metro region.  An AA/EEO employer, Villanova seeks a diverse faculty committed to scholarship, service, and especially teaching, who understand, respect, and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.  The Department values dynamic and diverse faculty members who are committed to teaching, scholarship, and service.  For a more detailed description of the Department, please consult http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/geoenv.html, or contact Dr. Francis A. Galgano, Department Chair (francis.galgano at villanova.edu).

Dr. Steven T. Goldsmith

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

Department of Geography and the Environment

Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085


steven.goldsmith at villanova.edu<mailto:steven.goldsmith at villanova.edu>


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