Environmental Science and Geography Positions At Appalachian State

The Environmental Science Program (http://environment.appstate.edu) and the
Department of Geography and Planning (http://geo.appstate.edu) at
Appalachian State University invite applications for a jointly appointed,
tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1,
2014. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Geography, Environmental Science,
GIScience, Ecosystem Ecology, Landscape Ecology, or a related field.
Preference will be given to candidates with backgrounds in both GIS and
remote sensing. The successful candidate will receive a joint appointment
with the Environmental Science Program and the Department of Geography and
Planning. Promotion and tenure will be conferred by the Department of
Geography and Planning.

The successful candidate will teach introductory and/or capstone course(s)
in Environmental Science and course(s) in GIScience, with the opportunity to
develop and/or teach advanced courses in their specialty. Applicants must
provide evidence of teaching excellence and should have a commitment to
include undergraduate and graduate students in their research plans.

The Environmental Science Program, launched in 2009, is rapidly growing with
40+ majors and 70+ incoming majors in 2013-2014. The Department of Geography
and Planning currently enrolls 100+ undergraduate majors and 25 Master’s
degree students. Department resources include two GIScience labs, a shared
visualization lab, and a full-time GIScience lab systems administrator.

Appalachian State University (http://www.appstate.edu) is a member
institution of the 16-campus University of North Carolina System. Located in
Boone, NC, in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the University has over
17,500 students and has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as 3rd
among top public Master’s degree-granting universities in the South for
2012. Appalachian State University emphasizes undergraduate instruction and
the integration of undergraduate students in research endeavors.

Review of complete applications will begin November 15, 2013, and will
continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a single pdf
file to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Chris Thaxton, at
envsciencesearch@appstate.edu. The file must contain a (1) letter of
application; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) graduate school transcripts
(copies acceptable); (4) list of three references, including names, email
addresses, and telephone numbers; (5) statement of teaching philosophy; and
(6) research plan.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of
excellence among its faculty, staff and students; to the principles of
diversity and inclusion; and to maintaining a work and learning environment
that is free of all forms of discrimination. Individuals with disabilities
desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Dr. Chris
Thaxton at envsciencesearch@appstate.edu (828) 262-6836. Proper
documentation of identity and employability will be required before the
hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful
candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a
satisfactory criminal background report.