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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Geography

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Terre Haute, Indiana
Competitive Salary + Benefits

The Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts (HSSA) at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology seeks candidates for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Geography to begin August 2023. (Exceptional candidates with advanced experience may be considered for appointment at a higher academic rank.) By the time of appointment, candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Geography, with a concentration in Human Geography, Cultural Geography, or a related field, and show evidence of or demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching. The ideal candidate will teach World Geography and a broad range of undergraduate courses, including regional and cultural geography, and will have the opportunity to create new electives based on their research and teaching interests. Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate meaningful contributions to their academic field. The ability to contribute to the Institute’s and the department’s existing global programs and to develop the department’s area studies minors, International Studies Certificate, and International Studies Major is strongly preferred.  Candidates should exhibit an ability to advance the department's commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has established itself as a top undergraduate engineering, science and mathematics college. The scenic campus in west-central Indiana is home to 2,100 students with a passion for STEM and learning. Rose is consistently listed among the best colleges and universities in the country, including a No. 1 ranking by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Undergraduate Engineering Program for 24 years running. Our teaching-focused mission is to provide our students with the world’s best undergraduate science, engineering and mathematics education in an environment of individual attention and support. The new geography professor will be joining 24 faculty members in a diverse, multidisciplinary department impacting all Rose-Hulman students and offering many popular minors and a second major. The department and the Institute place a high value on engaging students from traditionally underrepresented groups, and candidates from these groups are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates who can further broaden and enhance the educational experience of our students are also encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV; a statement of teaching philosophy, along with evidence of teaching effectiveness; a plan for professional development; a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement; and contact information for three references to Candidates who advance through the initial screening will be asked to submit letters from their references. Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Applications: Only online applications/resumes will be accepted at: For application system questions, please contact Human Resources at 812-877-8153 for questions. For questions about the position itself, please contact the chair of the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and the Arts, Dr. Richard House, at [email protected]


Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. It is the Institute’s policy to treat all employees and applicants equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences, and other employment standards. Rose-Hulman will not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission on the basis of race, religion, sex, pregnancy, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status (including special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran, or recently separated veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics, or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any complaint process on campus or within the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other human rights agencies. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

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