The Department of History and Geography at Columbus State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of GIS/Geosatial Technologies and Human Geography. Preference will be given to applicants with research interests in participatory planning/spatial analysis of historical geographic phenomena. Teaching will include introductory, intermediate, and graduate level GIS courses, as well as World Regional Geography. Start date is August 1, 2020.
Special Applicant Instructions
Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2020 and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.
All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University’s online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, any international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to submission.
Responsibilities will include a strong commitment or potential for excellence in teaching, advising, and mentoring students, along with an active research and service agenda. Specializations are open. Normal teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester in both introductory and upper-level geography courses (3 credit hours each) and GIS courses (4 credit hours each). Courses may be taught during daytime and evening hours, using a variety of modalities, such as, face-to-face, online, and hybrid. The successful candidate will be affiliated with CSU’s Community Geography Center, will develop and maintain community partnerships, and will supervise student internships.
Key qualifications include a Ph.D. in Geography or a closely related field (ABDs will be considered, but degree must be completed by the effective date of appointment.); college level teaching experience; evidence of scholarly contributions to the fields of geography and GIS, and a commitment to undergraduate student research; demonstrate potential for continued professional development, scholarship, and community engagement; commitment to engaging students in active learning; mentoring students; and collaborating with colleagues to enhance departmental research.
Preference will be given to candidates who can expand course offerings related to his or her specializations for the department and make use of experiential learning; experience with a variety of teaching methods, such as active learning; have knowledge of, or experience working with culturally diverse groups; and have a strong desire to incorporate undergraduate students in their research and/or service activities.
Required Documents to Attach
- Letter of Application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to campus visit)
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Sample Syllabi
- Contact information of three references with emails and current telephone numbers (will not be contacted without prior notification)
Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal and relevant college experience. The University aspires to have faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Columbus region. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, Columbus State thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment. Students at Columbus State University find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus State University is a proud member of the University System of Georgia, enrolling more than 8,400 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education. Among public regional universities in the South, Columbus State University recently ranked No. 46 in the “Best Colleges” rankings by U.S. News & World Report and No. 1 in the “Best Online Colleges in Georgia” for providing the best opportunities and value for students seeking online training and educational programs by the Affordable Colleges Online.
Columbus State University has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence – the Spencer House – in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at www.ColumbusState.edu.
Inclusion is one of Columbus State University’s values. The 2018-2023 Strategic Plan specifically states that we will work “to attain a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population.” The range of diverse students at CSU is reflected by the diverse student organizations, including Collegiate 100 Men of CSU, Collegiate Women of Columbus State University, Minority Association of Premedical/Prehealth Students, Pride +, CHispA, and others.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Doug Tompson, Department of History and Geography, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Columbus State University
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah's land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.
A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.
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