Assistant/Associate Professor, Physical Geography

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James Madison University
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Integrated Science and Technology
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Assistant/Associate Professor, Physical Geography
James Madison University
The Geographic Science Program at James Madison University (JMU) invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor beginning August 2013. The program seeks a Physical Geographer with a specialization in an area of physical geography that is of critical societal importance, such as environmental sustainability or climate change. The successful candidate should have experience with geospatial technologies and field methods. Applicants with a demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team are especially valued. All applicants must be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research and innovative thinking. An earned Ph.D. in Geography or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment.
The dynamic and rapidly growing Geographic Science Program serves approximately 180 majors and over 1,000 students each year in general education courses. The degree program (B.A. or B.S.) is recognized as an exemplary environmental program and is part of the Department of Integrated Science and Technology. JMU is a comprehensive university, with an enrollment of approximately 18,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students, located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley two hours from Washington, D.C., Richmond and Roanoke. With a motto of ‘Be the Change,’ JMU is regarded as one of the finest universities in the nation and has been cited in the U.S. News and World report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Additional information on the Geographic Science Program can be found at
To apply, please complete the faculty profile and upload a statement on teaching interests, experience and philosophy; a description of your research interests and plans; a curriculum vitae; a cover letter; a statement on how you would bring innovative thinking and diversity to our program and the names and contact information for three references via the website: and reference posting number 0404989. Salary shall be commensurate with experience. Screening of applications will begin on January 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information contact Dr. Zachary J.
Bortolot, Search Committee Chair at
JMU has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity. The university seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the Department of Integrated Science and Technology by the application deadline. James Madison University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.
Zachary J. Bortolot, Ph. D.
Associate Professor
Department of Integrated Science and Technology James Madison University
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