tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Climatology
The Department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Climatology with an emphasis on climate change and its impacts, to begin August 16, 2011.
The position is part of a strategic initiative in climatology, and contingent on funding we anticipate hiring additional faculty in this area in the next 1-2 years. A PhD in Geography or a closely related discipline is required at time of appointment. Excellent written and oral communication/ teaching skills, commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and demonstrated ability to obtain competitively based external funding are required.
WVU is a comprehensive land grant university and is designated by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education as a Research – High Activity Institution. The department is located in a dedicated building which opened in 2007. The building has state of the art teaching and research laboratories, including the West Virginia GIS Technical Center and a CAVE virtual environment laboratory (www.geo.wvu.edu). Opportunities exist to interact with major federal and state institutes and research centers located on campus and in Morgantown (e.g., WVU Regional Research Institute, NRCS, NASA, USFS, DOE, and NIOSH). The Department has masters and doctoral programs in Geography and Geology and undergraduate degrees in Geography, Geology, and Environmental Geoscience.
Morgantown is located in the Allegheny Mountains with access to outstanding natural recreation areas. WVU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minority, and disadvantaged candidates. The review of applications will begin October 1, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. To apply applicants should send one electronic file (in pdf format, by e-mail) containing a resume, statement of interest, and the names and contact information of three references to: Brent McCusker, Search Committee Chair, Department of Geology and Geography, 330 Brooks Hall, PO Box 6300, Morgantown, WV 26506-6300. Voice: (304) 293-4025. E-mail: [hidden email].
Dr. J. Steven Kite
Chair of Geology & Geography
330 Brooks Hall
West Virginia University Morgantown, WV, USA 26506-6300
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