[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor Physical Geography

OREM, UTAH. The Department of Earth
Science at Utah Valley University (UVU) invites applications for a full-time,
tenure-track position in Physical Geography, to begin August 2016. The
successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in physical geography or a closely
related field, as well as a demonstrated commitment to excellence in
undergraduate teaching. Expertise in GIS and remote sensing is highly valued by
our program. Responsibilities will include teaching introductory and upper
division courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, as well as engaging in
some combination of research, supervision of undergraduate scholarship,
activity in professional organizations, continuing education, and service.

 

UVU is a fast-growing comprehensive
state institution with more than 30,000 students. UVU values student-centered
instruction and provides strong support for undergraduate research and other
forms of engaged learning such as internships and study abroad opportunities.
The Department of Earth Science consists of 13 faculty and 2 full time staff
members. We currently offer B.S. programs in Geology, Environmental Science
& Management, and Earth Science Education. Our Geography program is
growing, with recent hires in physical geography and human geography, a new
minor, a geography education teaching endorsement, and development of a GIS
certificate program; in addition we are working to develop a B.S. in Geography.
The department has excellent facilities that include a 24 workstation,
dual-monitor, GIS laboratory and additional high-powered computer workstations,
survey-grade Trimble GNSS equipment, low altitude aerial photography
capabilities, and analytical facilities for geochemistry. Our workstations are
well equipped with geospatial and computational software including ArcGIS,
Global Mapper, ENVI, AgiSoft Photoscan, Adobe Creative Cloud, Trimble
Pathfinder and Business Center, and Matlab. The department also has excellent
ties to the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and Utah State
University as well as local industry and governmental organizations.

 

UVU is located in the Provo-Orem
metropolitan area, with a strong economy and a growing population of more than
550,000 residents. Orem sits at the foot of the ~3600 m Wasatch Mountains, and
offers truly outstanding recreation opportunities including world-class skiing,
mountain biking, fishing, hunting, climbing, and boating within minutes of
town. Salt Lake City is 45 minutes north by high-speed commuter rail and has a
major airport and a vibrant cultural scene including highly acclaimed ballet,
outdoor concert series, professional sports and more (see http://www.slcgov.com/arts and http://ift.tt/1rPlQDy). In
addition, Utah boasts world famous National Parks, plus numerous monuments and
historically significant Native American archeological sites.

 

For more information, please visit http://ift.tt/1TraaEr
and/or contact Michael Bunds, the Department Chair (michael.bunds@uvu.edu), or
Weihong Wang, the Search Committee Chair (weihong.wang@uvu.edu). To
apply, please visit http://ift.tt/1Rjntrl.
Applications will be evaluated beginning 12/31/2015.  Utah Valley
University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer.
Utah Valley University is committed to an inclusive hiring process and the
welcoming of diverse candidates.

 

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