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

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Thu Sep 10 09:25:26 MDT 2015

Date:    Wed, 9 Sep 2015 14:10:27 -0400
From:    =?windows-1252?Q?Nat_Weston?= <nathaniel.weston at VILLANOVA.EDU>
Subject: Three Tenure Track Positions in Environmental Science / Geography
/ GIS at Villanova University

The Department of Geography and the Environment at Villanova University=20=

invites applications for three tenure=96track Assistant Professor=20
positions to begin August 2016.  We seek individuals with exceptional=20
potential as scholars and teachers who can contribute to our=20
undergraduate and graduate programs.  The Department of Geography and=20
the Environment is a dynamic academic unit housed in the College of=20
Liberal Arts and Sciences with a growing undergraduate program and a new=20=

graduate program, representing Villanova=92s strong investments in=20
research and infrastructure, and a longstanding commitment to excellence=20=

in teaching.=20=20

To contribute to continued Departmental growth and broaden our teaching=20=

and research programs, we seek the following:=20

Position 1, Environmental Scientist: We seek an environmental scientist=20=

who complements existing strengths in ecosystems ecology and=20
biogeochemistry and will broaden the scope of expertise among the=20
faculty.  The successful candidate will develop and teach lecture and=20
laboratory environmental science courses for undergraduate and graduate=20=

students and possibly non-science students, at the introductory level=20
and also within their scientific area of expertise.  A Ph.D. in=20
Environmental Science or closely related discipline is required and=20
teaching experience and/or post-doctoral experience is preferred.

Position 2, Environmental Geographer:  We seek a broadly trained=20
environmental geographer who complements existing strengths in=20
sustainability, environmental change, and geospatial technology within=20=

the Department, and who will support the growth of the undergraduate and=20=

graduate programs.  Preference will be given to applicants with a=20
regional focus outside the U.S. and to those who understand and have=20
facility with geo=96spatial technologies.  The successful candidate will=20=

develop and teach undergraduate geography courses and relevant elective=20=

courses to graduate students.  A Ph.D. in geography is required, and=20
teaching experience is preferred.=20

Position 3, Geographer and GIS Specialist:  We invite applications for a=20=

tenure=96track Assistant Professor with a specialty in Geographic=20
Information Systems (GIS), who utilizes GIS and other geospatial=20
technologies as a major component of their research.  The successful=20
candidate will develop a robust geospatial research and teaching program=20=

that incorporates undergraduate and graduate student research, and will=20=

teach undergraduate and advanced GIS and geography courses in their=20
subject area.  A Ph.D. is required, and teaching and/or post-doctoral=20
experience is preferred.

Teaching responsibilities for all positions will include lecture and/or=20=

laboratory courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Teaching=20=

obligations are 15 credit hours per year divided into a 3/2 teaching=20
load.  The positions will require the development and teaching of course=20=

material and the supervision of undergraduate and graduate student=20
research.  Preference will be given to candidates with promising=20
research programs including extramural funding, and the potential for=20
publication in prominent outlets.  We are especially interested in=20
candidates whose teaching will contribute to the Department's commitment=20=

to diversity and academic excellence.

The Department of Geography and the Environment is a multidisciplinary=20=

department with three undergraduate majors: Geography (BA),=20
Environmental Studies (BA), and Environmental Science (BS).  The=20
Department currently has 9 faculty members and approximately 95=20
undergraduate majors along with two interdisciplinary minor programs.=20=20=

The Department=92s new Environmental Science (MS) master=92s program will=
begin during the fall 2016 semester.  The University=92s commitment to an=
investment in the Department includes the construction of new teaching=20=

and research laboratories to complement its existing GIS, teaching, and=20=

research facilities during the next two academic years.=20=20

Applicants must apply on-line at http://jobs.villanova.edu.  Review of=20=

application materials will begin 1 October 2015, and will continue until=20=

the positions are filled.  The online application should include a brief=20=

letter of application indicating your interest and suitability, a=20
statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research experience and=20=

plans, curriculum vitae, and official graduate and undergraduate=20
transcripts.  The names and contact information for three referees are=20=

required and must be included.  Referees will be contacted directly and=20=

asked to submit confidential letters of recommendation online to=20
complete the application process.=20=20

Villanova University is a Catholic university sponsored by the=20
Augustinian order, located in the ethnically, racially, and culturally=20=

diverse Philadelphia metro region.  An AA/EEO employer, Villanova seeks=20=

a diverse faculty committed to scholarship, service, and especially=20
teaching, who understand, respect, and can contribute to the=20
University=92s mission and values.  The Department values dynamic and=20
diverse faculty members who are committed to teaching, scholarship, and=20=

service.  For a more detailed description of the Department, please=20
consult http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/geoenv.html, or=20
contact Dr. Francis A. Galgano, Department Chair=20
(francis.galgano at villanova.edu).
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