Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Science (GIS)
Southwestern University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Science (GIS) to begin in Fall 2023. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant field by August 1, 2023. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate (1) academic training in the current theory and methods as well as applications of environmental GIS (2) enthusiasm for developing courses suited to the liberal arts context that reflect inter/transdisciplinary approaches (3) a commitment to working closely with undergraduate students and mentoring undergraduate research and (4) a record of working towards inclusivity, equity, and diversity in their teaching and institutional service.
Potential research areas are open and the successful candidate will be housed and eventually considered for tenure in the department most appropriate for their scholarly profile. The position will be responsible for teaching introductory and upper level GIS courses that support the Environmental Studies major as well as courses in the candidate’s area(s) of interest, which may include some combination of courses in their home department, other core courses in Environmental Studies, and/or courses contributing to Southwestern’s interdisciplinary programs.
This position is a 9-month appointment. Southwestern University’s standard teaching load is five courses per academic year (3-2) along with departmental responsibilities, advising, and university service. Southwestern is committed to the teacher-scholar model; we seek candidates with a commitment to teaching undergraduates and pursuing scholarship in a liberal arts college that offers strong ongoing support for scholarly development, including robust pre- and post-tenure sabbatical programs, funding for conferences, opportunities for collaborative research, and low average class sizes.
Southwestern University is committed to recruiting candidates who both excel in teaching and research and can best serve our diverse student population. As of the fall 2021 semester, over 40% of students enrolled at Southwestern are members of groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education and we are committed to further increasing and supporting the diversity of our students, faculty and curriculum. The University seeks candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to, and will take an active role in, enhancing diversity, inclusion, and equity across the University, including fostering a sense of community and belonging for students. In your application materials, please include specific and detailed information about how you have worked to enhance diversity and inclusion through your teaching practices, research, and/or service experiences within the college or university setting.
Southwestern University (Georgetown, Texas) is a selective undergraduate residential liberal arts institution located in the greater Austin area. Established in 1840, Southwestern enrolls approximately 1,500 students and maintains a student–faculty ratio of 12 to 1. The university provides a highly interdisciplinary and holistic education that values high-impact learning experiences, such as study abroad, internships, and faculty-student research. A member of the recently formed Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, Southwestern is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academia. Additional information about the university can be found at our website: www.southwestern.edu.
Priority will be given to applications received by October 15. Submit a C.V. and a two-page cover letter to http://apply.interfolio.com/110467. The cover letter should include descriptions of: 1) teaching experience and philosophy; 2) research expertise; 3) your work to enhance diversity and inclusion; and 4) your particular interest in working in a liberal arts college context characterized by small, conversation-driven classes and cross- and interdisciplinary thinking. Additional materials may be requested at later stages. Please direct any questions about this position to the chair of the committee, Joshua Long ([email protected]).
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process. Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F