[wind_erosion] Job: Remote Sensing & Physical Geography/Environmental Science

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Remote Sensing


The Department of Geosciences at Texas Tech University seeks a scholar with research expertise in remote sensing and physical geography/environmental science, to fill a tenure-track, assistant professor position to begin Fall 2019.  The successful candidate will pursue development of cutting-edge remote sensing techniques or innovative applications of remote sensing in one or more areas of physical geography/environmental science.  A research focus on earth systems/global perspective is desirable, but not required.


The successful candidate will have a strong track record of, or great promise for, teaching excellence at the graduate and undergraduate levels and scholarship commensurate with the standards of a research-intensive university. The candidate should demonstrate ability or potential to establish and sustain a strong academic program in remote sensing and their field of specialization, and to contribute to the synergy of the existing department strengths.  Teaching duties will include remote sensing and other courses in geography related to the candidate’s interests.  Candidates who have strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply.  Texas Tech recently passed the Hispanic student population threshold for designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution and we seek candidates who have an ongoing commitment to serving diverse student populations.  Service to the department, college, university, and community is expected.  A PhD in geography or related discipline at the time of appointment is required.  Evaluation of candidates will begin January 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Geosciences includes programs in Geography, Atmospheric Science, Geology and Geophysics.  There is a BA and MS in Geography and PhD in Geoscience (adaptable to Geography).  At Texas Tech, opportunities for research collaboration exist through the Climate Science Center, Center for Geospatial Technology, National Wind Institute, Water Resources Center and with the Departments of Natural Resource Management, Plant and Soil Science, and Biological Sciences.  The university is also close to the TTU Health Science Center and USDA ARS research facilities offering the potential for off-campus research collaboration.


Texas Tech is a Carnegie Tier 1 research university with more than 38,000 students.  The university is located in Lubbock, a dynamic West Texas community that serves as a regional hub on the Texas High Plains.  With a population of 250,000, Lubbock is known for its low cost of living, great schools, excellent medical facilities and very short commute time.  At 3,200 feet in elevation, the semi-arid climate has warm to hot summers and cool winters with an average of 265 days of sunshine.


A letter of application, including names of three referees, short statements of research and teaching philosophies, and vita can be uploaded online at http://www.texastech.edu/careers/requisition #15758BR or use the quick link: https://bit.ly/2DvquWd.  Questions should be sent to Jeff Lee, Search Committee Chair: jeff.lee@ttu.edu.  As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University.  The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples. 

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