please post the following geography position

Department of Geography, National University of Singapore

One position in Physical Geography Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Educator track)

To further enhance the Department of Geography’s strengths in teaching and research, we wish to make one appointment in physical geography, with emphasis on Earth Sciences.

We therefore invite applications for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography (Educator Track) to begin in August 2015.

We are looking for a versatile and experienced geologist to teach geological principals in core modules in both the general geography curriculum and the petroleum exploration minor.  The modules to be taught include, but are not limited to, the following:

Planet Earth (XD3103);

Fundamentals of Petroleum Exploration (GE3244);

The Biophysical Environment of Singapore (SSA2215).

Descriptions of these modules and others can be found at the Department website: http://ift.tt/15ikvyK)

Interested candidates should submit their application by 14th February 2015. All applicants should include a letter of interest, statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching feedback, full curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of four referees. Although the appointment is teaching track, the candidate is expected to conduct research in the area of their interest, as well as interact with members of the Tropical Environmental Change (TEC) research group.  Candidates should therefore also provide a research statement. 

The Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore is consistently ranked among the top ten Geography departments in the world in the QS World University Rankings and in 2014 was top ranked in Asia. The TEC research group is currently composed of around 35 faculty and graduate research students.  The interests of group members, though diverse, cluster around the general theme of environmental change, and in particular the dynamic nature of geo-ecological processes and the human dimensions of low latitude (tropical) regimes.  Such regimes are amongst the least studied and therefore most poorly understood on Earth.  Environmental change is occurring as a result of both non-human (natural) and human (anthropogenic) forces: the pervasiveness and primacy of anthropogenic contributions, and of the critical importance of low latitude environments, to planetary scale-changes on Earth are increasingly accepted. For additional information on the TEC research group, and interests of its members, see: http://ift.tt/1pA2Fzw

An internationally competitive remuneration package, based on qualifications and experience, will be offered to the successful candidate.

Please address applications to:

Chair, Geography Search Committee (earth science position)

c/o Ms Wong Lai Wa

Department of Geography

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

National University of Singapore

1 Arts Link

Singapore 117570

Email applications are encouraged: Send to Ms Wong Lai Wa at  geowlw@nus.edu.sg.

For additional information, please consult the Department web site at:

http://ift.tt/1eVb3Qw or the Faculty web site at http://ift.tt/17TxFDY.

Informal inquiries  regarding  the  post  can  be  directed  to  Professor Alan Ziegler at geoadz@nus.edu.sg.

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