Jacksonville State University

Assistant Professor, Geography

The Department of Chemistry and GeoSciences of Jacksonville State University’s College of Science & Mathematics is seeking to hire a scholar for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The Assistant Professor, in the College of Science and Mathematics, provides educational services for the geography program (housed in the Department of Chemistry and Geosciences) to traditional and non-traditional students during the day or evening. The Assistant Professor may be required to teach human geography, physical geography, and geospatial technology courses on campus, off-campus, and online depending on the needs of the department. This individual will be required to recruit students to the program. They will serve as a mentor to students in the program and create faculty-led research opportunities for students. The geography program is student-centered and working with students is a critical part of the position.

All applicants must have an earned Doctorate in Geography at the time of appointment and accomplishments sufficient to indicate the ability to meet the requirements of the rank of Assistant Professor at JSU in teaching, research, service, and collegiality.

Preference will be given to applicants with experience and knowledge of any of the following:

• ArcPro suite of geospatial software and analytical processes
• Robotic Total Station for High-Resolution GPS data collection and analysis
• Remote Sensing Software and Analytics
• Drone piloting, digital data collection, and data processing.
• LiDAR, multispectral, digital aerial photo data collection and manipulation.
• Cartography and Geo-visualization principles and applications
• Qualitative Human Geography teaching and applications.

Must also have the ability to:

• Mentor students.
• Participate in college and departmental student recruitment and retention initiatives
• Perform faculty-led student research.
• Effectively teach using interactive methods and pedagogy.
• Meet all required schedules and deadlines related to the role
• Develop and maintain professional work relationships
• Support the atmosphere of collegiality within and between departments

Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, Alabama, whose mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural and social experiences for a diverse student population. Located in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, almost midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU is home to more than 9,600 students representing 44 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to JSU Strategic Plan.

Academically JSU, which has been dubbed “the friendliest campus in the South”, offers 95 academic programs and concentrations, including bachelor’s, master’s, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs in a variety of disciplines that prepare graduates for meaningful careers and ongoing education.  More than 40 online programs are offered.  The University features seven schools on its 459-acre campus – Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Education; Health Professions and Wellness; Human Services and Social Sciences; Science and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

Review of applications will begin on February 12, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should complete the online application and submit required documents at http://careers.jsu.edu/ . This position has an anticipated start date of August, 2023.

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Equal Employment Opportunity: JSU is an Equal Employment, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. JSU is an EO/AA Employer.