Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Physical Geography

Please direct all inquiries to Dr. David Cairns (, Department Head, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University

TEXAS, COLLEGE STATION. Texas A&M University. The Department of Geography invites applications for 3 Visiting Assistant Professors.  Two positions will focus on human geography or human-environment geography.  One position will focus on physical geography.  Visiting assistant professors will be required to teach two classes during the Fall and Spring semesters. VAPs are expected to publish and conduct research during the time of appointment. Candidates must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment and a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching.  Appointments are for one year with the potential for a one-year renewal pending adequate funding and job performance. 

The Department of Geography has 20 faculty members with strengths in biogeography, climatology, geomorphology, human geography, human-environment relationships, geographic education and GIST (Geographic Information Science and Technology) ( We are based in the College of Geosciences ( with the Departments of Atmospheric Science, Geology & Geophysics, and Oceanography, and play a major role in the Environmental Programs in Geosciences. The College of Geosciences also includes Sea Grant, the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG), and the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). Texas A&M University, a land-,sea-, and space-grant university, is located in a metropolitan area with a dynamic and international community of 175,000 people.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses (including e-mail addresses) of three referees to Dr. David Cairns (, Department Head, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 77843-3147. We will begin reviewing applications on April 15, 2015. Please indicate availability at the Annual Meeting of the AAG in Chicago as we will be interviewing at that time. Texas A&M University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and student body and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented ethnic groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Texas A&M University also has a policy of being responsive to the needs of dual-career partners (

______________________________David M. CairnsProfessor & Department HeadDepartment of GeographyTexas A&M UniversityCollege Station, TX 77843-3147(979) 845-2783 (voice)(979) 862-4487 (fax)

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