Overview

The Department of Geography at the University of Central Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with expertise in GIS, Cartography, and Geospatial Techniques, beginning August 2020.
Successful candidates will be interested in engaging students through innovative classroom experiences and collaborative research opportunities.

Primary teaching responsibilities include courses in GIS and geospatial technology applications with potential to apply a candidate’s specific expertise in areas that complement the Department’s role in UCA’s Environmental Science program and College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics. We are interested in an enthusiastic individual who connects with students inside and outside of the classroom, is engaged in scholarly research leading to publications, and has the ability to work with faculty from other disciplines and promote the Geography program across campus and in the community. It is expected that the person hired will have completed a doctoral program by the time of appointment. Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Geography at UCA offers three undergraduate majors, two minors, and an online GIS Master’s degree. Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of approximately 11,500, of which more than 1,800 are graduate students. The university offers 91 undergraduate and 59 graduate certificate and degree programs, including seven doctoral programs. The student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in scholarship and creative activities.

The campus is widely acclaimed for its beauty. UCA is located in Conway, Arkansas, a thriving city of approximately 65,000 in central Arkansas, and thirty minutes from Little Rock. Conway is home to several major industries, two private colleges, an excellent public school system, and strong private K12 schools. Residents have easy access to the Ouachita and Ozark National forests and pristine wildlife areas near the Buffalo National River.

The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.

Applicants should submit the following required documents: a cover letter highlighting suitability for the position, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, and contact information for three references. Letters of reference and transcripts will be solicited for short-listed candidates. UCA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All application materials may be submitted through UCA’s online application system at https://jobs.uca.edu/postings/6323.

For questions, contact Dr. Stephen O’Connell, Chair, Department of Geography, University of Central Arkansas, 318 Burdick Hall, 201 Donaghey Avenue, Conway, Arkansas, 72035. Voice: 501-450-5636. FAX: 501-852-2926. E-mail: soconnell@uca.edu.