Assistant Professor - Physical Geography/Atmospheric Science (UPDATED)

Salisbury, MD


The Department of Geography & Geosciences seeks a broadly-trained Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Physical Geography/Geology.

Area of Specialization includes but is not limited to: Dynamic and Synoptic Meteorology, Quantitative Methods in Climatology, Numerical Modeling, and Remote Sensing.

Primary Job Duties: Teach up to 24 credit hours (or equivalent, generally six courses and several labs) per year in support of the Geography and Earth Science majors; maintain an active research agenda in an area of specialization, engage undergraduate students in research, challenge undergraduate students with integrated instruction and exploration including field-based courses, and utilize an effective teaching style that supports a diverse student body.

Minimum Requirements: A Ph.D. in Physical Geography, Meteorology, or related discipline. If Ph.D. completed by August 15, 2020, would be hired as Assistant Professor. If ABD; would be hired at the rank of Instructor, with the requirement that candidate complete doctoral degree by July 1, 2021. Area of specialization includes but is not limited to Dynamic and synoptic meteorology, quantitative methods in climatology, numerical modeling, and remote sensing.

Preferred Requirements: Applicants who apply quantitative techniques to issues in geosciences.

The Department consists of 15 faculty members with specializations in GIScience, Atmospheric Science, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Geology, and Environmental/Land-Use Planning. The Department offers a B.S. in Earth Science, a B.S. in Geography, and a B.S. in Urban and Regional Planning, as well as a M.S. in GIS Management.

Applications received by November 1, 2019, will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Rank and salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin August 2020. Please visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/HR/careers/ to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: 1) a letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) names and contact information of at least three professional references; 4) unofficial transcripts and, 5) statements of research and teaching interest. All documents must be submitted with your application in the online employment application system. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Brent Skeeter at brskeeter@salisbury.edu . See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions for submission of application materials.

This position is based in Salisbury, MD. Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 60 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University features a beautiful campus close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU is consistently ranked among the nation's top colleges and best values' by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review and other publications. SU has 416 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8700.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University's commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit http://www.salisbury.edu/equity/ .


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