Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position, Geospatial Technologies & Physical Geography, Elmhurst College

Full-Time Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor level, in Geospatial Technologies and Physical Geography, Elmhurst College, Department of Geography and Geosciences, Elmhurst, IL 60126. The Elmhurst College Department of Geography and Geosciences announces a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position in GIS/Geospatial Technologies and Physical Geography to begin at the start of the academic year 2010-2011. Elmhurst College is an affirmative action and equal opportunities employer. The College is a private, liberal arts based, four-year institution with eleven graduate programs offered, of approximately 3,300 students in the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. It holds a rich tradition of teaching and learning dating back to 1871. Elmhurst College places its highest emphases both on excellence in teaching and in sustained and superior scholarship. The Department has strengths in physical geography, geographic information systems (GIS), cultural/human geography, and a connection to intercultural studies.

The successful candidate will be a PhD in Geography/GIS or a related discipline, (or ABD in Geography/GIS or related discipline), with an emphasis on Latin America as a regional specialty area. All candidates should have exceptionally strong teaching experiences and a record of excellence in scholarship and involvement in their discipline. The primary roles of the candidate will be to: 1) offer advanced courses in geospatial technologies/GIS; 2) coordinate the Elmhurst College GIS Certificate Program; 3) develop a successful, sustainable recruiting program for undergraduates in the area of geospatial technologies; 4) teach an upper level regional course on Latin America, and 5) teach introductory courses in physical geography and/or meteorology. The starting date for this position is September, 2010. The faculty member will teach a minimum of one or two sections of coursework in upper division GIS courses as well as two courses in introductory physical geography/meteorology per semester (a total of six courses during the academic year).

elmhurstInformation about the Department can be found at http://www.elmhurst.edu/~geo/ Applications should include: 1) an academic CV; 2) a cover letter that addresses teaching interests and speaks to curricular development in GIS and/or geospatial technologies; 3) evidence of teaching excellence, and 4) contact details for three letters of reference. The Search Committee will start considering applications immediately, and will consider applications until Spring 2010 before an official hiring in preparation for the 2010-2011 academic year. Please direct your submissions to Search Committee, Department of Geography and Geosciences, Elmhurst College 190 Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126-3296. Email submissions are welcome and encouraged. Please attach relevant documents as MS Word or PDF files. (E-mail: michaell@elmhurst.edu