Assistant Professor (Biogeography)

Washington, DC
Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Posting Number: F000983 Academic Title: Assistant Professor (Biogeography) Rank: Administrative Title: Discipline Physical Sciences Specialty: Biogeography (landscape/spatial ecology, biological diversity, global environmental change, ecosystems services, GIS, remote sensing and spatial statistics) Contract Type: Tenure Track Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2017 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Position Description Summary:

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in Geography at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The George Washington University is located in downtown Washington, D.C. and offers BA and MS degrees in Geography, a BA in Environmental Studies, Minors in Geography and GIS, and a graduate certificate in GIS. Faculty members in the Department are actively involved in the Environmental Studies Program, the Center for Urban and Environmental Research (CUER), and the Elliott School of International Affairs. Research foci in the department include urban environment issues, Arctic regions and migration.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

The succesfull candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Biogeography, Physical Geography, spatial techniques, and their field of interest, conduct research and produce scholarship in such areas as spatial ecology, biological diversity, global environmental change, and ecosystem services.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Geography or an allied field by the date of appointment, a specialty in Biogeography and possess a strong background in landscape/spatial ecology and geospatial analysis. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Biogeography, Physical Geography and their field of interest.

Advertised Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience Other Benefits: Other Information: Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please complete an online faculty application and upload a curriculum vitae and a statement of teaching and research interests.

Please upload a sample publication under "Sample Publications"

Please provide the names and contact information for a minimum of 3 references under "Names and Contact Information for References"

Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. This position is pending final budgetary approval.

Department Link: Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have a PhD or will you complete all requirements for a PhD in Geography or an allied field by the date of appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a specialty in Biogeography?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a strong background in landscape/spatial ecology?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a strong background in geospatial analysis?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Can you teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Biogeography, Physical Geography and your field of interest?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience teaching at a University level?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have research interests in urban-environmental issues, climate change or the Arctic?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Sample Publications
  4. Names and Contact Information for References
  5. Statement of Teaching and Research Interest
Optional Documents


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