The Department of Geography, Geology and Planning at Missouri State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geography and Planning to begin August 2014. PhD or ABD in Geography, Planning, or a closely related field required at time of appointment. A research agenda as well as a commitment to teaching and service are required. Must be able to facilitate a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of multicultural and diversity issues required.
The Department grants undergraduate degrees in geography, planning, geospatial science, geology, and earth science education and an MS in Geospatial Science in Geography and Geology. The successful applicant will actively contribute to our undergraduate program in geotourism geography and our PAB-accredited undergraduate program in planning. The candidate is also expected to teach introductory and upper level courses in both planning and geography and to support our graduate programs through teaching, advising, and mentoring M.S.-level thesis projects. AICP certification or eligibility to apply for AICP certification within four years required.
Apply online at http://jobs.missouristate.edu/. Attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, detailed research plan, and contact information for 3-5 professional references to the electronic employment application. The evaluation of applications will begin December 16, 2013 and will continue until a successful candidate is found. Further information can be obtained at (417) 836-5800 or visit our web site at http://geosciences.missouristate.edu/. Missouri State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, persons for underrepresented ethnic and racial groups, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.