Assistant Professor of Geography

The University of Central Arkansas, Department of Geography, invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track position in Physical Geography and GIS, beginning August 2014.

It is expected that the person hired will have completed a doctoral program by the time of appointment. That person will be a broadly-trained physical geographer with advanced geospatial technology skills. It is expected that the person hired will have the ability to teach a variety of lower and upper division courses in the Department of Geography, (for example, Introduction to Physical Geography, Landforms or Soils, Environmental GIS and other upper level GIS courses), and team-teach an Environmental Practicum course as well as advise students in the Planning & Administration track of an Environmental Science program.

The Department of Geography offers an undergraduate major and minor, a minor in GIS, and two on-line Masters, Economic and Community Development and GIS. We seek an enthusiastic individual who connects with students in and outside of the classroom, is engaged in scholarly research leading to publications, and has the ability to promote and connect the geography program across campus and in the community. Salary is competitive.

Founded in 1907, the University of Central Arkansas had an enrollment of 11,500 students in 81 undergraduate and 42 graduate certificate, Masters, and PhD programs.  Conway is a growing community of approximately 60,000, has three universities and colleges, is located between the Ozark and Ouachita National Forests, and is thirty miles from the state capital at Little Rock. UCA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The Website is www.uca.edu.

Applicants must send (via regular post or electronic mail) a cover letter providing information regarding teaching experience and suitability for the position, a detailed CV, and contact information for three references by January 15, 2014. Letters of reference and transcripts will be solicited for short-listed candidates.

Apply: Dr. Jeff Allander, Chair, Department of Geography, University of Central Arkansas, 301 Irby Hall, 301 Donaghey Avenue, Conway, Arkansas, 72035. Voice: 501-450-5636. FAX: 501-852-2926. E-mail: jeffa@uca.edu.

UCA IS AN AA/EOE.