[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor- Geography, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS), Metropolitan State University of Denver

Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) at the
Metropolitan State University of Denver is seeking applicants for
a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank to begin
teaching August 2015. Applications are welcomed from candidates
with expertise in the following areas. A geographer who can
contribute to teaching and advising students in our proposed new
major with concentrations in sustainability, physical geography,
and human geography. Expertise in physical geography, familiarity
with Colorado and western US geography, a
multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary approach to research, and the
ability to teach courses in numerous EAS disciplines is preferred.

are seeking a person with a commitment to excellence in teaching
at a predominately undergraduate institution. Teaching
responsibilities will include upper and lower division courses in
Geography, Environmental Science, or other areas based on
interdisciplinary department needs. Teaching consists of 12
credits per semester (typically 3-4 courses per semester). In
addition, the ideal candidate will be expected to re-design or
create new courses, contribute to curriculum development,
integrate scholarly activities and knowledge into teaching, use
current technology, such as GIS, to facilitate student learning,
evaluate assessment results to improve their courses and
respective programs, and effectively advise students.
Participation in field experiences, the General Studies program,
First Year Success Program, and mentoring undergraduate research
projects is expected. Enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research
and new collaborations will be an asset. The successful candidate
will have exhibited the ability to develop and maintain a
publication record and present their scholarly work at
professional conferences or workshops. It is expected that the
candidate will be able to participate in service activities that
are substantial and meaningful.

The EAS Department resides in the newly renovated Science
building on the Auraria campus located strategically in downtown
Denver. The Department offers degrees in Land Use (Geography,
Geology, GIS, and Planning), Environmental Science, and
Meteorology. Within the EAS Department, there are two GIS computer
laboratories, an Integrated Science classroom, two
Geology/Geography classrooms, a Meteorology computer laboratory,
and multiple classrooms. For a list of courses commonly taught in
EAS, please visithttp://www.msudenver.edu/registrar/classschedules/.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who
have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and
a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education
for under-represented groups. Interested applications should apply
online at
EO STATEMENT: Metropolitan State University of Denver
is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and
minorities to apply.

Qualifications: Doctorate in Geography, Environmental Science, or
a related EAS field by August 2015. Preferred Qualifications:
Willing to teach 12 credit hours per semester. Previous teaching
experience at an institution of higher education (includes
teaching experience as a graduate assistant). Experience working
with students from diverse backgrounds. Expertise in Colorado and
western US topics applicable to the EAS Department. Ability to
teach General Studies courses. Willing to teach courses in the
First Year Success Program. Experience as the instructor of record
for a college course. Knowledge of curriculum development.
Familiarity evaluating assessment results to improve courses
and/or programs. Proficient advising students. Experience
conducting research with undergraduate students. Familiar with GIS
techniques/technology. Established a record of publishing. Ability
to present research at conferences. Willing to perform service

& SALARY: Commensurate with education and

2015 APPLICATION: IMPORTANT: in order to be considered as

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