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Assistant Professor, Geography

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Work type: Faculty 9-month
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Faculty


School of Science

Requested Start Date:

August 15, 2019

Pay Range:


Normal Work Schedule:

Varies depending on department need and class schedule

Job Summary:

The Assistant Professor, in the School of Science, provides educational services in the Department of Geography to traditional and non-traditional students during the day or evening. The Assistant Professor may be required to teach Physical and Human Geography and GIScience courses on campus, off-campus, and online courses depending on need of the department and location.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for teaching undergraduates through active learning pedagogy and will show aptitude and inclination for engaging students in research, both through individual mentored research as well as course-embedded undergraduate research experiences.
  • Develop and implement a program of instruction that meets the needs, interests, and abilities of students and is consistent with University requirements.
  • Assess student abilities as related to desired educational goals and objectives, in order to maximize student achievement.
  • Plan and employ a variety of appropriate instructional/learning strategies and activities that serve the needs and capabilities of the students and are compatible with the physical facilities.
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom.
  • Continually communicate to students (either in writing or verbally) instructional expectations, as well as student progress.
  • Actively participate in and work with University personnel in planning effective instructional goals, objectives, methods, and curriculum.
  • Exhibit a commitment to scholarly activities and engage in professional, university, and community service.
  • Participate in professional growth activities including staff meetings, in-service, and staff development as required or assigned.
  • Assist in the documentation of student progress by efficiently maintaining and submitting appropriate records and reports.
  • Ensure that the classroom or instructional environment is healthy, safe, and conducive to learning.
  • Participate in extra-curricular activities as requested by the head of the department or the Dean of the School of Science.
  • Serve on various committees.
  • Belong to educational/professional associations (within concentration) and participate in their activities.
  • Take attendance and keep attendance registers, according to JSU policy.
  • Meet the minimum tenure requirements as defined by the department and the School of Science. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the department head.
  • Teaches introductory and upper level courses in Physical / Human Geography and GIS, as well as specialty areas within the field.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • A PhD. in Geography or GIS at the time of appointment
  • Accomplishments sufficient to indicate the ability to meet requirements of the rank of Assistant Professor at JSU in teaching, service, and scholarly publications

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience and knowledge of the following:

  • GIS software and other pertinent Spatial and Geo-visualization software
  • Broad range of understanding in Physical and Human Geography
  • Ability to develop and instruct field study and Project Based Learning approaches
  • Knowledge of Remote Sensing theory and practice and software
  • GPS data collection and post processing
  • Ability to develop and apply Python Scripting
  • Understanding of Spatial Statistics, Spatial Analysis, and Geo-Processing
  • Knowledge and application for Drone UAV - and Lidar Data Collection and Processing
  • Drone Pilot Licensing

Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcript

Additional Information: None

Supplemental Questions: None

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