Department of Geography and Geology Chair Position at Sam Houston State University

shsuSam Houston State University seeks to fill the position of Chair of the Department of Geography and Geology beginning August 2010. This is a tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor depending on qualifications. The successful candidate must have a relevant record of administrative experience and have demonstrated excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship. A Ph.D. in geography or a related field is required. The candidate will have expertise in geospatial technology that complements our existing mix of GIS, remote sensing, computer cartography and visualization skills, or other relevant geospatial technologies, that will support our new Master of Applied Geospatial Technology degree. The Chair will be a forward-looking leader, an advocate for the department, faculty and staff, able to maintain the strong connections between the Geography and Geology programs, and remain engaged in and provide leadership for his/her areas of
research and scholarship.

The Department presently has 12 full-time faculty and offers degrees in geography (B.A., B.S.), social science composite – geography emphasis (B.A., B.S.), and geology (B.S.). The Department supports two GIS-related minors (GIS and GSS), maintains modern GIS and remote sensing labs, and possesses a broad range of modern field and laboratory equipment. Sam Houston State University, located about 70 miles north of Houston, is one of Texas’ fast growing universities with over 16,000 students and 79 undergraduate, 54 masters, and five doctoral programs.

Letters of interest must be received by December 1st, 2009 and will be reviewed until the position is filled. Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching, research, and administrative philosophies, three sample publications, unofficial graduate transcripts, and the names and contact information (including email) of three referees to Dr. Donald Albert, Chair of Geography and Geology Chair Search Committee, Department of Geography and Geology, Box 2148, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77341-2148. Voice: 936-294-1453. Fax 936-294-4203. Email geo_dpa@shsu.edu. SHSU is an EEO/AAP employer.