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Assistant Professor, Physical Geography

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

Jacksonville State University

Assistant Professor, Physical Geography

The Department of Chemistry and Geoscience of Jacksonville State University’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Science is seeking to hire a scholar for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Estimated entry level starting salary is $54,000.

This Assistant Professor will provide educational services for the geography program (housed in the Department of Chemistry and Geosciences) to traditional and non-traditional students during the day or evening. We welcome applicants with specializations in any aspect of Physical Geography. The candidate is expected to have some experience with GIS and other Geo-Spatial Technologies and be able to integrate GIS and technology into their course work.

This individual will be required to recruit students to our geography program. They will serve as a mentor to our students and create faculty-led research opportunities for students. The geography program is student-centered and working with students is critical to our mission. The selected candidate is expected to teach lower-level geography courses that meet general education requirements, and upper-level courses for Geography Majors and potentially the candidate may be expected to teach graduate level GIS courses. The candidate is expected to develop upper-level classes and a research program in their area of expertise. All applicants must have an earned Doctorate in Geography at the time of appointment.

Preference will be given to applicants with experience and knowledge of any of the following:

• Physical Geography expertise

• ArcPro or other geospatial software and analytical processes

• Potentially Robotic Total Station for High-Resolution GPS data collection

• Remote Sensing Software and Analytics

• LiDAR, multispectral, digital aerial photo data collection and manipulation.

Must also have the ability to:

• Mentor students.

• Participate in college and departmental student recruitment and retention initiatives

• Perform faculty-led student research.

• Effectively teach using interactive methods and pedagogy.

• Meet all required schedules and deadlines related to the role

• Develop and maintain professional work relationships

• Support the atmosphere of collegiality within and between departments


University: Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, Alabama, whose mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural and social experiences for a diverse student population. Located in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, almost midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU is home to more than 9,600 students representing 63 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to JSU Strategic Plan.

Academically JSU, which has been dubbed “the friendliest campus in the South”, offers bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs. There are 96 undergraduate programs, 8 undergraduate micro credential and certificate programs, 64 master's programs, five doctoral programs, seven educational specialist programs, and 11 graduate certificate programs/micro credentials. More than 40 online programs are offered. The University features six colleges on its 459-acre campus – Art, Humanities and Sciences; Business and Industry; Education and Professional Studies; Health Professions and Wellness; Social and Behavioral Sciences; and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should complete the online application and submit required documents at . This position has a start date of August, 1, 2024.

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