The Department of Geography and the Environment invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to begin August 2018. We seek a candidate with a strong commitment to high quality research and undergraduate education and primary expertise in climate change science with specialization in remote sensing. Applicants with an African focus are especially encouraged to apply; however, we welcome applications from any national and/or international areas of focus. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Geography or a related field, must be academically qualified to teach, and must meet all other position requirements at the time of selection. The position involves teaching courses in remote sensing and climate change and contributing to the department’s core curriculum in physical geography. The department’s spatial analysis laboratory includes a full suite of geographic information systems and remote sensing hardware and software. In joining the department, the applicant would contribute to an active, student-centered learning environment with ongoing collaborations throughout campus and the community. Excellent opportunities exist for interdisciplinary research and to work with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds. The position would be joint-appointed in the Environmental Studies Program.
Applicants should apply online at University of Richmond Online Employment website using the Faculty (Instructional/Research) link. Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), a description of current and planned research programs, and a current curriculum vita. Applicants will also be asked to submit electronically the names of three references who will receive an automated email asking them to submit their reference letter. At least one of the three letters of recommendation should address teaching effectiveness or potential. Review of applications will begin on August 31, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Richmond is a private, highly selective, predominantly liberal arts institution. The University is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the Department of Geography and the Environment, see the department website. Please direct all inquiries about this position to Todd Lookingbill, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Richmond, VA 23173 ([email protected]).