The Department of Geography at Rowan University within the School of
Earth & Environment seeks a dynamic scholar for a tenure-track
leadership position at the Associate or Full Professor level. The
successful candidate will hold a PhD in Geography or a related field. We
seek candidates who address issues of global significance– established
international collaborations are a plus. All research specializations
will be considered, however, we have particular interest in those with
expertise in the Impact of Climate Change, Environmental Sustainability
in its many aspects. Ecosystem/Human System Interactions, Natural
Disaster Reduction, Risk Assessment, GIS, Remote Sensing, and Planning
Scholars hired in the School of Earth & Environment will have superior
communication skills and will have demonstrated a deep commitment to
sharing their science with the public. The successful candidate must
demonstrate excellence in research, including an established record and
future plan for external funding and strong publication history in high-
ranking journals, and in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and
graduate students. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will
assume the role of Chair of the Department, pending faculty vote in
accordance with university and union policy. Administrative experience
in various forms will be considered.
Rowan University is a comprehensive state-designated research
institution with approximately 17,000 students. The main campus is
located in Glassboro, N.J., 20-miles southeast of Philadelphia, with a
branch campus and medical school in Camden and a second medical school
in nearby Stratford. The University boasts seven colleges–William G.
Rohrer College of Business, Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering and
colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and
Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics, as well
as the School of Biomedical Science and Health Professions and the
School of Earth and Environment. The School of Earth and Environment was
established in 2015 and the Department of Geography 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 profile of the university
and establish the university as a leader in environmental research.
The Department of Geography includes 7 tenure-track faculty members and
approximately 200 majors across four undergraduate degree programs: BA
Geography, BA Environmental Studies, BS Planning and BS GISc. 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, civic engagement and community outreach while also
elevating the stature of the department both regionally and nationally.
Applications must be submitted through our online applicant tracking
Please submit a single PDF that includes the following items in the
order listed: curriculum vitae, letter of interest, names and contact
information for three references, and separate statements detailing
research agenda and leadership philosophy. Statements should demonstrate
a candidate’s potential for integration with Rowan University and
specifically the Department of Geography.
Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity
in employment. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the
United States on a full time permanent basis. All positions are
contingent upon budget appropriations.
Review of applications will begin on December 1 and continue until the
position is filled. Inquiries about the position should be directed to
the Chairperson of the Search Committee, Dr. John Hasse, Department of
Geography, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028
(telephone 856-256-4812, email: firstname.lastname@example.org).