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West Virginia University Hiring Assistant Professor, Department of Geology and Geography

January 05, 2022 8:19 PM | Marvin Davis (Administrator)

LinkedIn Job Posting: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2836871897

The Department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in the field of Geospatial Science starting August 12, 2022. This is a 9-month, full-time, tenure track position with full benefits. We seek an outstanding candidate with research and teaching capabilities in one or more of the following areas: geographic information science; spatial analytics; spatial data science; remote sensing, or digital cartography/geovisualization. Candidates with research applications to sustainability challenges of the 21st century and candidates whose research and scholarship support WVU’s land-grant mission are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Geology and Geography offers undergraduate degrees in Geology, Geography, and Environmental Geoscience along with an MA and PhD in Geography and an MS and PhD in Geology. The Department is also launching a new online MS in Geospatial Science and supports a graduate certificate program in GIS and Spatial Analysis. Faculty in the department secure significant external research funding, teach thousands of students and provide service to the state, Appalachian Region, and the world. The department currently supports 34 graduate teaching assistants, 36 graduate research assistants and two graduate fellows. The department has outstanding geospatial science teaching and research facilities, hosts the WV GIS Technical Center and WVU Center for Resilient Communities and is housed in its own extensively renovated Brooks Hall on the Downtown campus of WVU.

WVU is a R1 research land grant university located within 90 minutes of Pittsburgh and 3.5 hours from the Washington/Baltimore area. Morgantown has been recognized as one of the most livable small cities in the U.S. There are extensive recreational opportunities, excellent public schools, and a supportive University environment in which to develop a visible and productive career. The WVU Dual Career Program is available to assist candidates with suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Geography, Geographic Information Science, Geoinformatics, Earth Science, Geoscience, Urban and Regional Planning, or a closely related field by August 2022. The successful candidates will also demonstrate an active research agenda evidenced by peer-reviewed publication and including the potential to secure external funding for research. Candidates must demonstrate potential for excellent teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The normal teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of courses including geospatial science, spatial databases, and digital cartography, and graduate-level courses focused on their specific research interests and expertise.

Applicants should upload a CV, teaching statement, research statement, unofficial transcripts, up to three peer-reviewed publications, and a list of at least three references as a single PDF. The screening process will begin January 14, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please visit our website www.geo.wvu.edu or contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Jamison Conley ( Jamison.Conley@mail.wvu.edu ).

WVU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The university values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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