Applied Geoscientist with GIS and/or Remote Sensing capability. The Department of Geosciences (www.geosciences.eku.edu) of Eastern Kentucky University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2019. We seek a colleague with academic training that includes practical and research expertise in Earth Science, GIS, and remote sensing to complement the department’s environmentally-focused geosciences programs. We offer a B.S. in Geographic Information Science and a B.S. in Environmental and Applied Geology, the latter with two concentrations: an ASBOG-based professional concentration, or an academic concentration to prepare students for graduate school. We also offer a 24-hour university certificate in GIS. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in state-of-the-art field techniques utilizing geophysics, geotechnical skills, and/or programming in Python/R with current research or future interest in developing research in Kentucky.
Candidates must exhibit a commitment to excellence in teaching at the general education and undergraduate levels, and to actively involving undergraduate students in their research. Teaching expectations include general education courses in geology and/or physical geography, and upper-level elective courses for our Geographic Information Science and Environmental and Applied Geology programs.
Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2019 and continue until March.
Ph.D. in physical geography, geographic information science, geology, or a related degree; practical and research expertise in earth science, GIS, and remote sensing; demonstrated commitment to teaching at general education and undergraduate levels, and actively involving students in their research.
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Posting Number: F00068P
Internal Number: 9184
About Eastern Kentucky University
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, Eastern has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make Eastern easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system. Richmond, ...the county seat of Madison County, is one of the Commonwealth's fastest-growing cities, with about 33,000 residents. The community provides an excellent environment for the university student and boasts a regional shopping mall, theaters, live entertainment, fine dining, cultural events and activities, as well as many areas of historic and scenic interest. Fort Boonesborough State Park, birthplace of Kentucky, is located 12 miles to the north. Many other historical sites are within easy driving distance. Scenic and recreational areas surround this section of the state .