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Assistant Professor (tenure track)

Miami University Geography Department
Oxford, Ohio
Closing date
Oct 20, 2022

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Global Environmental Change, Social Sciences
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Geography: Assistant Professor (tenure track) to teach/in Geography; maintain an active (externally-funded) research agenda; advise students; and provide service to the institution. The Assistant Professor will teach and conduct research related to physical geography and sustainable environments. Competitive applicants will utilize interdisciplinary perspectives, linking natural and social sciences, to understand and address today’s most complex environmental problems. This position will contribute to building on the department’s sustainability praxes. Possible areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: climate change, mitigation, and resilience; natural resources, conservation, and equity; environmental policy and planning; and/or ecosystems services. This role will teach introductory physical geography, intermediate courses on conservation, and advanced courses on sustainable environments (e.g. ecodiversity, climate justice, geospatial applications, or other areas of expertise); initiate and maintain an active and original nationally-recognized research agenda; and connect these to effective service. Appointment begins August 14, 2023.

Miami University offers BA degrees in Geography and Sustainable Development and Urban and Regional Planning, GISci certificates, and an MA in Geography.

Required: Ph.D. in Geography or closely related discipline by time of appointment.

Consideration may be given to candidates who demonstrate a strong research trajectory with regards to publications and grant writing.

Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a 1-page statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service to Department will request letters of recommendation from references listed in application. Inquiries may be directed to Marcia England at Screening of applications will begin on September 23, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

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