University of Michigan-Dearborn. Geography-Urban Specialist. The Department of Social Sciences at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is seeking
candidates for a tenure track appointment as an Assistant Professor of Geography effective September 1, 2013. A Ph.D. in geography or a related field is required. Candidates must have a commitment to teaching talented and diverse undergraduates, expertise in GIS, and a demonstrated ability to sustain a productive research agenda. The position is a joint-appointment in Geography and Urban and Regional Studies and will support the department’s growing majors in Social Studies and Urban and Regional Studies, the Geography minor, and the Certificate program in GIS. Teaching load is three courses per semester. The new faculty will be expected to teach urban geography, urban planning, and GIS for social sciences, supported by the university’s new Geospatial Analysis Lab. The faculty member would teach additional courses in human geography and urban and regional planning consistent with his/her area of interest.
The University of Michigan-Dearborn currently enrolls approximately 8,900 students in bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. The University is one of three campuses – along with Ann Arbor and Flint – in the University of Michigan system. Faculty and students have the opportunity to collaborate across all three campuses in research and scholarly activity. UM-Dearborn is located ten miles west of Detroit and thirty-five miles east of Ann Arbor.
The University of Michigan-Dearborn is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working
in a multicultural environment. We are an equal access/equal opportunity employer and campus community, and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, color, age, national origin, disability, veteran or marital status, gender expression, or genetic information.
Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Send all materials to:
Chair, Geography Search Committee
Department of Social Sciences
University of Michigan-Dearborn, 4901 Evergreen, Dearborn, MI 48128.
For further program information, please visit: http://www.casl.umd.umich.edu/socialsciences/
The University of Michigan, Dearborn is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer.