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

Preferred Areas of Specialization: Dynamic and Synoptic Meteorology, Quantitative Methods in Climatology, Numerical Modeling, and Climate Change.

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 programs; maintain an active research agenda in an area of specialization, engage undergraduate students in research, challenge undergraduate majors and General Education students with integrated instruction and utilize an effective teaching style that supports a diverse student body.

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Physical Geography, Atmospheric Science, or related discipline. If Ph.D. completed by August 15, 2024, 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, 2025.

The Department consists of 15 faculty members with specializations in GIScience, Atmospheric Science, Human Geography, Physical Geography and Geology.  The Department offers a B.S. in Earth Science, a B.S. in Geography, and a M.S. in GIS Management.

The position will remain open until filled.  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 in August 2024. Please visit our website www.salisbury.edu/HR/careers/  to apply online.  See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

Applicants must submit the following as independent documents:

  • Letter of Interest that highlights teaching, research, and personal experiences that will benefit diverse undergraduate learners at Salisbury University.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching that presents the teaching philosophy of the candidate, including descriptions of the candidate’s content delivery and classroom strategies that are effective for diverse learners.
  • Statement of Research that includes a description of the candidate’s planned projects, including strategies for including undergraduate researchers.
  • Statement of Diversity that describes personal and professional experiences that will enable the candidate to support a diverse student population.
  • References List that includes names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references.

Applications will be weighted based on:

  • Expertise in pertinent scientific field.
  • Ability to use personal and professional experiences to communicate content and skills to diverse learners.
  • Ability to use personal and professional experiences to advise and mentor diverse learners.
  • Ability to integrate undergraduate researchers into research projects.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Dr. Darren Parnell at dbparnell@salisbury.edu.

Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 64 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Located on the historic Eastern Shore, SU’s beautiful campus is some 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and 2.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

This position is based in Salisbury, Maryland.  Founded in 1925, Salisbury University is one of 12 institutions that compose the University System of Maryland.  Salisbury University is a selective undergraduate institution with the University System of Maryland.  The University is 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, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and other publications.  SU has 425 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 7,200.