Assistant Professor of Physical Geography
Assistant Professor of Physical Geography
The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Physical Geography.
Position Details Location Hattiesburg
118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
United States Division School of Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences Position Type Faculty Employment Status Full Time Grant Funded No Posting Close Date Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
All applications must be submitted electronically. Applicants must submit a personal statement of background and experience relevant to the position, especially teaching and research qualifications; a current curriculum vitae; academic transcripts; and contact information for three (3) professional references. To learn more about the application procedure and to submit your application online, please go to: http://www.usm.edu/employment-hr. Applicants may also contact Dr. David M. Cochran, Chair of the Search Committee; School of Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences (Email: [email protected]; Phone: (601) 266-6014). Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for this position through January 15, 2019. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
The School of Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physical Geography, to begin in the 2019-2020 academic year.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Candidates are expected to teach introductory physical geography courses (Weather and Climate, Landforms) and to coordinate their adjoining lab sections; teach advanced courses in their field of expertise; teach other courses for which they are qualified and that fit the mission of the School; and to actively contribute to undergraduate and graduate student advising needs within the program. The successful candidate will be encouraged to maintain productivity in teaching, research, and service, and to help build upon existing collaborations in the School and across the University. To that end, the candidate will have access to a variety of research workspaces, including a dendrochronology lab, palynology lab, and multiple GIS and remote sensing labs.
Minimum Qualifications Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Geography or a related field at the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor. Research specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates with expertise in one or more of the following fields: biogeography, climatology, dendrochronology, paleoecology, quantitative methods, and field techniques.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 76 public universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Foundation’s "higher research activity" designation for doctoral universities, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 35 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.usm.edu.
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.