Associate/Full Professor (Geography & Environment)

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ, US

Post Date:10/21/2016
Job Number:5354357
Category:Faculty – School of Earth and Environment
Facility:Rowan Main Campus
Department:Geography & Enviornment
Status:Regular Full-time
Deadline Date:01/01/2017
Location:Glassboro, NJ

Rowan University is a public comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 16,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven colleges and five schools: the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

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.

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 for Sustainability.

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.  

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system. 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.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.

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: [email protected]).​

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.