The Department of Geography at the University of Central Arkansas (www.uca.edu) invites applications for the position of Department Chair, effective July 1, 2013. This tenurable position will be at the rank of Full Professor.
Candidates must have a PhD in Geography, but subfield and areas of interest are open. In addition, they must have a distinguished record of scholarship, teaching skills, and external grant support as well as demonstrated administrative ability and vision. Candidates at the level of associate professor may be considered if they demonstrate significant administrative ability and teaching skills. Preference will be given to candidates whose interests and experience are in line with the University's (http://uca.edu/about/mission/) and the Department's mission. (http://uca.edu/geography/message/).
The eight full time faculty offer curricula leading to a BA and BS in geography and minor in geography and geographic information science. Environmental Science students in a Planning and Administration track are also advised within the Department. In addition, the Department administers and facilitates three online, graduate programs; a 15-hour GIS Certificate, a 30-hour Master of GIS degree, and a 36-hour Master of Science in Community and Economic Development degree. The Department enjoys strong demand for its courses and has experienced growth in geospatial- and environmental-related courses.
Founded in 1907, the University of Central Arkansas is an accredited, state-supported institution that awards the bachelor's, master's, specialist's, and PhD degrees. The university has an enrollment of 11,000 students and a faculty of more than 400. Conway, a community of over 55,000, has three colleges and universities, and is located thirty miles northwest of Little Rock, the state capital.
Apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a statement about research, teaching, administrative experience, and vision; and a list of three references with their contact information. Letters of reference and transcripts will be solicited for short-listed candidates.
The review of applications will begin after November 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates may send all material via regular post, FAX, or electronic mail to Dr, Maurice A. Lee, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, University of Central Arkansas, 120 Irby Hall, 201 Donaghey Avenue, Conway, Arkansas 72035. Voice: 501-450-3167. FAX: 501-450-5185. E-mail: MauriceL@uca.edu.
UCA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.