Kent State University at Stark is now accepting applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, nine-month position beginning in August 2019 as an Assistant Professor of Geography. We seek an environmental geographer with GIS skills who can contribute to a small but active program that includes both a new major in Environmental Studies and a Geography minor.
Examples of Duties:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
A full-time non-tenure-track appointment typically requires a teaching load of 30 hours per academic year and the expectation of teaching excellence; professional development and campus and community service are also valued. The successful candidate will play an important role in promoting and sustaining both the Geography and Environmental Studies program.
Ph.D. in Geography is required by the time of appointment and evidence of teaching excellence at the university level. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute course offerings in physical geography, GIS, conservation and sustainability. Preferred candidates will have a regional expertise outside of the United States and Canada.
Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:
Special Instructions Summary:
In order to be considered for this position, all applicants must apply online at jobs.kent.edu. Please request that official transcripts along with letters of reference be mailed directly to the Dean's office, Kent State University at Stark, 6000 Frank Ave NW, North Canton, Oh 44720.
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.
Must pass a security check.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
Internal Number: 988143
About Kent State University
Kent State University's eight-campus system, among the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and the regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio.The Kent Campus provides the resources and facilities of a large, diverse Ohio university, while the Regional Campuses – Kent State University at Ashtabula, Kent State University at East Liverpool, Kent State University at Geauga, Kent State University at Salem, Kent State University at Stark, Kent State University at Trumbull and Kent State University at Tuscarawas - offer the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Liquid Crystal Institute, for example, conducts research that translates into technologies used globally in laptops, calculators and flat screen televisions.