The Department of Geography at Saginaw Valley State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning Fall, 2019. We seek a broadly trained physical geographer with expertise in Biogeography and/or Geomorphology with the ability to employ Geographic Information Systems and/or Remote Sensing in teaching and research. Teaching responsibilities include general education courses and upper-division courses, and mentoring undergraduate students. Opportunities exist for collaborative research within the department, the SVSU Center for Geospatial Study and the Saginaw Bay Environmental Science Institute at SVSU.
Minimum Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Ph.D. in Geography from an accredited institution
Expertise in biogeography or geomorphology
Demonstrated ability to use GIS and/or Remote Sensing in teaching, projects, and research
Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate student success, community engagement, and diversity
Demonstrated ability to collaborate across disciplines and colleges in research/projects involving human-environment interactions
Additional Information: This is a tenure-track position.
About SVSU: Saginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive university with more than 90 programs of study for its nearly 9,000 students. Located on a suburban campus in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU is committed to a supportive and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff. The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized SVSU as a "Great College to Work For" in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
SVSU emphasizes undergraduate teaching and learning, and community-based research. In 2015, SVSU received the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction achieved by only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. By their senior year, 84 percent of students have engaged with community employers and agencies in internships, field placements or some other component of their academic preparation.
SVSU is establishing itself as a leader in STEM education for the Great Lakes Bay Region, partnering with businesses, foundations and school districts to improve students' performance in math and science at the middle school, high school and university levels.
More than 70 percent of SVSU freshmen live on campus in student housing. SVSU fields 17 varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level. The average class size is 23 students. For more information, please visit our website, http://www.svsu.edu.
Internal Number: 208_54091
About Saginaw Valley State University
The University creates opportunities for individuals to achieve intellectual and personal development through academic, professional, and cultural programs. By fostering an environment of inquiry and openness that respects the diversity of all whom it serves, the University prepares graduates whose leadership and expertise contribute to the advancement of a pluralistic society. The University serves as a cultural and intellectual center dedicated to the pursuit and propagation of knowledge.