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Assistant Professor-Geography

University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR 72032
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Posting Number F0602019
Working Title Assistant Professor-Geography
Department Org 352000 - Geography
Position Summary

The Department of Geography at the University of Central Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with expertise in GIS, Cartography, and Geospatial Techniques. A University of Central Arkansas Assistant Professor is responsible for teaching, research, and service. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy. The position is tenure track and a nine-month appointment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Geography at UCA offers three undergraduate majors, two minors, and an online GIS Masters degree. We are interested in an enthusiastic individual who connects with students inside and outside of the classroom, is engaged in scholarly research leading to publications, and has the ability to work with faculty from other disciplines and promote the Geography program across campus and in the community. It is expected that the person hired will have completed a doctoral program by the time of appointment. Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Successful candidates will be interested in engaging students through innovative classroom experiences and collaborative research opportunities. Primary teaching responsibilities include courses in GIS and geospatial technology applications with potential to apply a candidates specific expertise in areas that complement the Departments role in UCAs Environmental Science program and College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics.

Required Education and/or Experience

The formal education of a doctorate or terminal degree required.

Preferred Education and/or Experience

In addition to successful completion of the PhD, experience teaching at the undergraduate level is desired.

License(s)/Certifications (Required or Preferred)
University, Campus, and Community Description

Thank you for your interest in employment at the University of Central Arkansas.
Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of more than 11,000, of which approximately 1,800 are graduate students. The university offers more than 90 undergraduate and 60 graduate certificate and degree programs, including seven doctoral programs. The student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in research, scholarship, and creative activities. The campus is widely acclaimed for its beauty. UCA is located in Conway, Arkansas, a thriving city of approximately 65,000 in central Arkansas, and thirty minutes from Little Rock. Conway is home to several major industries, two private colleges, an excellent public school system, and strong private K12 schools. Residents have easy access to the Ouachita and Ozark National forests and pristine wildlife areas near the Buffalo National River.

Desired start date 08/16/2020
Posting Detail Information

Background Check Statement

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender registry, financial history background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UCA EEO Statement

The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.

Open Date 11/11/2019
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please supply the following required items:
1. Detailed CV
2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
4. Statement of Research Interests

Applicants are encouraged to submit the following optional items:
1. Writing Sample: Include a recent research article, or appropriate alternative.
2. Other Document: Unofficial Transcripts
2. Other Document: Copies of Teaching Evaluations

Additionally, please provide contact information for three professional references that can supply a reference letter for you. Letters will only be requested for short-listed candidates.

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