Assistant or Associate Professor – Human-Environment Interactions
Job Description Summary
The Department of Geosciences at Auburn University invites applications for a Human-Environment Interactions faculty position at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. The appointment would begin August 2021. Areas of research focus may include, but are not limited to: 1) coupled natural-human systems modelling; 2) climate change impacts; 3) natural hazards and disasters; 3) resilience and adaptation; 4) food, energy, and water; 5) environmental health; and 6) political ecology. We seek a dynamic individual who will play a strong role in propelling our growing Earth System Science Ph.D. program, Geography MS and GIS certificate programs, and participate actively in the Auburn University Climate, Human, and Earth System Science (CHESS) Interdisciplinary Initiative. Collaborative CHESS research programs that are regional or global in scope are currently active with faculty in the College of Sciences and Mathematics, School of Forestry and Wildlife Science, College of Engineering, College of Agriculture, and College of Liberal Arts. New faculty with expertise in Human-Environment Interactions will complement the University’s considerable existing expertise in the areas of climate change sciences, natural hazards, hydrology, and socio-environmental systems.
The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, publish scholarly work, and advise graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidate will have duties that include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses based on his/her expertise.
Applications must include the applicant’s curriculum vitae, copies of official transcripts, names and contact information of three professional references, as well as up to 2 pages each for the cover letter/letter of application, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion. Please visit the follow link https://auburn.edu/cosam/about/mission-vision-oied.htm for more information on preparing your statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion.
Applicants are encouraged to visit the AU website to learn more about Auburn University and Geosciences program http://www.auburn.edu/cosam/departments/geosciences/.
Auburn University will maintain its strong commitment to diversity with standards to help ensure faculty, staff, and student diversity through recruitment and retention efforts.
Auburn University is an R1 Doctoral University and one of the nation’s premier land, sea and space grant institutions. It maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence. Its 2019 enrollment of 30,460 students includes 24,594 undergraduates and 5,866 graduate and professional students. Organized into 12 academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,600+ faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. Auburn University is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the country for its undergraduate programs. For more information on faculty life at Auburn University, please visit: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/facultyjobs/.
Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. Please visit the following link for more information on Auburn’s guidelines for dual-career services: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/pdf/guidelines-dual-career-services.pdf
Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. in Geography or a related field at the time of appointment. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are necessary. The candidate selected for this position must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States on the date the appointment is scheduled to begin (August 2021) and must be able to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.
Applicants who have experience teaching GIScience-related courses to support our GIS Certificate programs are desired.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin December 14, 2020 and will continue until a candidate accepts appointment. Please upload your statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion in the Other Document field under the required documents section of your application.
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