The Department of Geography, Planning, and Sustainability, of the School of Earth and Environment at Rowan University, seeks a dynamic scholar for a tenure-track leadership position at the Associate or Full Professor level, starting September 1, 2018. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a field that complements the Department’s degree programs and focus on human-environment relationships, such as Geography, Planning, Environmental Studies, and/or Geospatial Analysis. We seek candidates who address issues of global significance, and all research specializations will be considered.
Scholars hired in the School of Earth and Environment will have superior communication skills and will have demonstrated a deep commitment to sharing their work with the public. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in research, including an established record and future plan for external funding and high-impact publication history, and in teaching and mentoring students. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will assume the role of Chairperson of the Department, pending faculty vote in accordance with university and union policy. Administrative experience in various forms will be considered.
The Department of Department of Geography, Planning, and Sustainability includes 7 tenure-track faculty members and approximately 200 majors across four undergraduate degree programs: BA Geography, BA Environmental and Sustainability Studies, BS Planning, and BS Geographic Information Science. The department is currently developing complementary graduate degree programs. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join an energetic group of faculty committed to providing students with an outstanding undergraduate education, maintaining traditions of collegiality, scholarly excellence, civic engagement, and community outreach while also elevating the stature of the department both regionally and nationally.
The School of Earth and Environment was established in 2015, and the Department of Geography, Planning, and Sustainability is one of three departments in the school, along with Geology, and Environmental Science. The School of Earth and Environment is one of several presidential initiatives designed to enhance the research at the university and establish the university as a leader in environmental research. Additionally, the school is closely tied to the Jean and Ric Edelman Fossil Park of Rowan University, which serves as a nearby field laboratory for our students and researchers.
Applications must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system. Please submit a Curriculum Vitae, the names and contact information for three references, and a letter of interest that incorporates 1) research focus, experience, and future plans; 2) approach to student teaching and mentoring; and 3) leadership style and perspective. Statements should demonstrate a candidate’s experiences and potential for integration with the Department of Geography, Planning, and Sustainability and Rowan University. To ensure full consideration, please submit your application by Monday, October 30, 2017.
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