Overview

The Department of Natural and Physical Sciences at Park University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geography position with teaching and research interests in geographic information science (GIS). The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to courses in support of the undergraduate geography program, which is available at the flagship campus in the Kansas City area (Parkville, MO) and online. A PhD in geography is preferred, but candidates from related fields (e.g., ecology, geology, meteorology) with a strong academic background in geography and geospatial sciences are encouraged to apply. Start date is January 1, 2018 or August 1, 2018 depending on contractual availability of applicants. The candidate will be expected to have a PhD in geography or related field by the time of appointment, as well as evidence of successful teaching and a demonstrated capacity for undergraduate student research. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017.

Primary teaching responsibilities will include GIS, spatial analysis, remote sensing, cartography, and additional undergraduate courses in geography within their areas of specialty. The successful applicant will have the ability to work with approximately 175 undergraduate geography majors (most of whom are online students), adapt to teaching duties that would include both face-to-face and online sections, collaborate with faculty and students on interdisciplinary research projects incorporating GIS, and the knowledge and skills to develop and update curriculum needed in geospatial science courses.

Park University provides a competitive compensation and benefits package including health and life insurance, retirement plan, and paid undergraduate tuition for employees and dependents. Park University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Qualified applicants must upload their curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for 5 professional references, of which one is a recent supervisor. Your cover letter must include your salary expectations. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualifications

  • PhD degree required with at least 18 graduate credit hours in geography designated courses.
  • Evidence of successful teaching in both face-to-face and online formats.
  • Geospatial science expertise and research interests (GIS, remote sensing, spatial analysis, cartography).

Park University, a private, not-for-profit University, founded in 1875, offers academic programs at 40 campus centers nationwide and online. The main campus is located approximately 15 minutes north of downtown Kansas City on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River, in Parkville, MO.Park University has an excellent benefits package including health and life insurance, retirement plan, and tuition paid undergraduate classes for employees and dependents. Qualified applicants must upload their curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for 5 professional references, of which one is a recent supervisor. Your cover letter must include your salary expectations. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Park University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.