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Assistant Professor of Geography
About the Position: The Department of Environmental Studies within Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Physical Geography and GIS at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning September 2013.
About the College/Department: Western Washington University's Huxley College of the Environment is one of the oldest environmental colleges in the nation and a recognized national leader in producing the next generation of environmental stewards. The College's academic programs reflect a broad view of the physical, biological, social and cultural world. This innovative and interdisciplinary approach makes Huxley unique. The College has earned international recognition for the quality of its programs.

The Department of Environmental Studies supports Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities, and encourages applications from diverse candidates.
Position Responsibilities: Key responsibilities associated with this position will include teaching lower and upper division undergraduate level courses in physical geography and GIS. The candidate will be expected to develop a strong problem-oriented research program, as well as a record for university, professional, and community service.
Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Geography or a closely related field by time of appointment
  • Ability to teach introductory and upper division physical geography courses
  • Ability to teach introductory and advanced GIS courses
  • Demonstrated ability for high-quality research in physical geography or a related field
  • Strong vision for outstanding undergraduate teaching
  • Ability to collaborate with faculty and staff within the Department of Environmental Studies and Huxley College of the Environment
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Research specialization in one of the following: climatology, biogeography, geomorphology, coastal processes, hydrology, or natural disasters
  • Demonstrated experience or commitment to experiential learning
  • Undergraduate teaching experience
Academic Emphasis: Geography
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western Washington
Application Instructions and Requested Documents: All applications should be submitted online to Western's online application system EASE: https://jobs.wwu.edu/  Applications should include a cover letter describing teaching and research experience, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references in the Cover Letters and Attachments section of the application system.

Applicants may contact or direct questions to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Scott Miles, at scott.miles@wwu.edu
Other Information: Faculty at Western Washington University enjoy a balance of teaching, scholarship, and service in a university that is nationally ranked as one of the top among regional universities in the nation. With almost 15,000 students, WWU is located in beautiful Bellingham, close to both the Cascade Range and the Pacific coast; it is midway between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Job Posted: 11/8/2012
Closing Date Notes: Application review begins February 1, 2013; position is open until filled
Recruitment #: 120902
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Providing Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination. EO/AA inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); EOO.

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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