Assistant Professor/Environmental Science and Policy

Southern Oregon University

Ashland, OR, US

Posting NumberF00064
Faculty TitleAssistant Professor/Environmental Science and Policy
Official Transcripts

Once hired for a position the candidate shall have sealed official transcripts for all post-secondary degrees mailed from the granting institution directly to the Provost’s office. Transcripts should be received by September 1.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Each applicant is encouraged to provide (preferably as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing some detail of the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; (3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please mail to:
Southern Oregon University Human Resource Services Churchill Hall, Room 159 1250 Siskiyou Boulevard Ashland, OR 97520

For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at [email protected] or by phone at (541)552-8553.

Appointment Basis9 months
DepartmentEnvironmental Science and Policy
Job LocationAshland (15 A)
Other Job Location 
Hiring Pay Rate$54,599 (Base $ 54,599 @ 1.0FTE, CIP $0, YIR 1 Asst)
Benefits EligibleYes
Position Summary

The Division of Business, Communication and the Environment program of Environmental Science and Policy at Southern Oregon University (SOU) is seeking candidates for a full-time, nine month, tenure track, Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will teach courses in cartography, GIS, Remote Sensing, GPS, and environmental data analysis, and may be called upon to help in delivery of lower and upper division courses in their specialties. Proven teaching ability and demonstrable research potential are essential; Ph.D./ABD in Environmental Studies/Sciences, Earth Science, Geoscience, Geography, or related discipline is required at the time of appointment. Successful candidates will maintain active scholarly research programs while contributing to the geospatial technology component of our undergraduate and graduate programs including Environmental Science & Policy, Environmental Education, Anthropology, Biology, and other programs.

The candidate should demonstrate competency in the use and application of GIS and geospatial technology to a broad range of environmental problems, and have experience incorporating such content into undergraduate or graduate level instruction curricula. Candidates should show excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational and management experience related to geospatial data, software licenses, and computers in a teaching computer lab and the ability to support varied student and faculty research initiatives in these area.

Diversity Statement

Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.

Minimum Qualifications

• Initial appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor requires a Ph.D/ABD in Environmental Studies/Sciences, Earth Science, Geoscience, Geography, or related discipline at the time of appointment from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization.
• Familiarity with ArcGIS Desktop and either Erdas or ENVI.
• Familiarity with Global Positioning System use and integration in GIS and Remote Sensing.
• Ability to teach GIS, Remote Sensing, and Data Analysis courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
• Demonstrated familiarity with managing software and licenses, computers, printers, and other peripheral equipment used in a geospatial computer lab.
• Demonstrated maintenance of an active scholarly research program.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience teaching in higher education.
• Familiarity with ArcGIS Server/Online for publishing student and faculty data and maps.
• Demonstrated interest and ability in acquiring external funding for research.
• Demonstrated research and/or teaching in ecology and water resources.

Physical Demands

Regular teaching activities, including standing, sitting,and lecturing.

This position is designated as a critical, security-sensitive or safety-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal Background Check.No
Posting Date10/04/2016
Application must be received by:
for priority consideration
Closing Date 
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date09/16/2017
Contact Name for Applicant QuestionsVincent Smith
Contact Email[email protected]
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