The Department of Geography and Regional Planning invites applications for a full-time tenure track position to begin August 2013. This position will reside in the Department of Geography & Regional Planning, and is part of a university interdisciplinary research cluster in energy development and the environment. The ideal candidate will bolster the Department’s energy and the environment research agenda and curricular offerings, with 1) expertise in environmental and watershed-based planning, and/or stream restoration/remediation approaches related to energy development (such as Marcellus Shale exploration and impacts, wind energy development, and the impacts of coal mining); 2) abilities in geospatial techniques, such as geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), remote sensing including LiDAR (light detection and ranging)-based techniques, and spatial modeling/statistics. Additional consideration will be given to candidates with expertise and experience in surface hydrology, environmental analysis and remediation relating to soil and/or air resources, and professional credentials.
We seek a geographer, planner or professional in other allied disciplines with a strong orientation towards teaching and the ability to teach courses ranging from introductory geography and planning courses to graduate seminars. The successful candidate may be assigned to perform work at off-campus sites and/or provide instruction through distance education. A Ph.D. in geography, planning or allied field is required. Ph.D. candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the degree must be in hand by the time of employment. Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well during the interview(s), which may include a teaching demonstration.
The department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in geography, a Planning Accreditation Board (PAB)-accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Regional Planning, and a Master’s degree in geography, with concentrations in GIS/Cartography, Environmental Planning, and Regional Planning. Further information regarding the department and its programs can be found at www.iup.edu/georegionalplan. Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) is a Doctoral I university with an enrollment of over 15,000 students, located in the town of Indiana, approximately fifty-five miles northeast of Pittsburgh in the picturesque Laurel Highlands of western Pennsylvania.
Applicants should submit, via electronic or hard copy, a letter of application, a statement of teaching/research philosophy, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts to Dr. Joseph Bencloski, Joseph.Bencloski@iup.edu, Search Chair, Department of Geography & Regional Planning, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 421 North Walk, Room 9 Leonard Hall, Indiana, PA 15705-1087. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
IUP is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V. IUP is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.