Assistant Professor of Environmental and Geosciences
Sam Houston State University
Location: Huntsville, Texas
Internal Number: 29215
Hiring Salary: Yearly-Faculty
Department: Dept of Environmental and Geosciences
The ideal candidate is expected to develop an externally funded research agenda that would facilitate collaborative, interdisciplinary research. The ability and interest in involving undergraduate students in research and working with a diverse student body are highly valued.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
The Department of Environmental and Geosciences at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental and Geosciences at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2022. This position will help strengthen our programs in environmental and geosciences and will primarily contribute to undergraduate degree programs in environmental science, geography, and geology. The particular area of expertise requested is open, but the successful candidate should possess specializations in one or more of the following areas: atmospheric science/meteorology, climatology, earth systems science, and/or other related subject areas. Experience with geostatistics and the application of geospatial technologies to areas of expertise are a plus.
Sam Houston State University values quality teaching: the teaching load is three lectures per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach an introductory core curriculum course in Weather and Climate and to develop upper-level courses in their area of expertise.
Other Specifications/Instructions for the Position:
Interested applicants should submit an online application at https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/. Applicants should also send a letter of interest, current vitae, contact information for three professional references, and statements of the following: 1) teaching philosophy, and 2) research interests.
Please direct all correspondence regarding this position to John B. Strait (firstname.lastname@example.org), Assistant Chair, Geography Program Coordinator, and Search Committee Chair. Review of applications will begin Dec 6th and continue until the position is filled.
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.
SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.
Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges th...e university's significant commitment to service.
Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston.
SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.
Member The Texas State University System