Assistant Professor - Sustainability and Environmental Geography

Missouri State University

United States

December 25, 2021

Description

Posting Details

Position Title Assistant Professor - Sustainability and Environmental Geography

Work Location Springfield Campus Department Geography Geology & Planning HR Home Department 020717 GEOGRAPHY GEOLOGY & PLANNING Pay Grade Unclassified Position only available to current, regular, full-time Missouri State University employees? No, Position is available to all applicants. Faculty Appointment Type Tenure Track Term (if applicable) 9 month Begin Date of Appointment 08/15/2022 Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt General Function

The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an intermediate academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching, research, and professional service appropriate to the discipline. The Assistant Professor's teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head and may include serving as an academic advisor. The Assistant Professor engages in scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research, based upon the availability of resources and consistent with the mission of the University.

Description of Primary Duties

The successful applicant will be required to teach undergraduate courses which contribute to our general education program including GRY 135 Principles of Weather and Climate. The applicant must also clearly demonstrate an ability to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses that complement the Geography program's move toward a sustainability-focused degree program. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated record of scholarship addressing principals of sustainability within the context of climate change. An ability to incorporate applications and techniques utilizing mixed-methods, geospatial science, or remote sensing into both their teaching and research programs are also strongly preferred. Opportunities also exist to develop domestic and international faculty-led study away programs.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Additional Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in in geography or a closely related discipline must be earned prior to the time of appointment
  • Ability to teach an introductory Principles of Weather and Climate general education course and to develop undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of climatology and the environmental as they relate to sustainability and geography,
  • Ability to develop an active research program related to their expertise that includes the supervision of Masters-level students in our Geography and Geology graduate program
  • Link to Job Description https:// www. missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/21377.htm Open Date 11/15/2021 Close Date (If Close Date is blank then the posting is considered open until filled) Special Instructions to Applicants

    Official transcripts required at time of hire.

    EO/AA and Diversity Statement

    Non Discrimination Statement

    Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

    This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

    The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897, TitleIX@missouristate.edu, 417-836-8506, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, Missouri 65897, equity@missouristate.edu, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)

    Background Check Statement

    Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

    Posting Number 20210069FTF

    Quicklink for Posting https: // jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/58850

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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research Interest
  • Unofficial Transcripts - 1
  • Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation-1 (Non-confidential)
  • Letter of Recommendation-2 (Non-confidential)
  • Letter of Recommendation-3 (Non-confidential)
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