The Shippensburg University Geography-Earth Science Department announces a new major in Sustainability and invites applications for a full time, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position starting August 2018. We seek a broadly trained geographer with an emphasis in sustainability to provide program leadership for the new major and serve as the department’s Sustainability Coordinator. Candidates will have opportunities to engage with the Center for Land Use and Sustainability, the Chincoteague Bay Field Station, and the SU Campus-Community farm. Further information is available at: www.ship.edu/Geo-ESS/Sustainability. In addition to teaching in their area of specialization, candidates will be expected to teach introductory courses in Conservation, Sustainability, and GIS. Preference will be given to candidates who have earned at least one degree in Geography, who complement existing Departmental strengths, and who document a commitment to undergraduate teaching. Ph.D. preferred and required for tenure; ABD considered on a contingent contract basis. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017.
As part of a successful on-campus interview process, candidates will be expected to provide a demonstration of teaching effectiveness and evidence of understanding diverse populations. In addition, faculty members are expected to perform other duties as assigned in compliance with the collective bargaining agreement. All candidates must apply online at https://jobs.ship.edu. Materials submitted in other formats, including paper applications, will not be considered. For an application to be considered complete, candidates must submit a letter of interest, current vita, names of at least three references, and unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required if granted an on-campus interview). Incomplete applications will not be considered. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. Shippensburg University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.