Assistant Professor - Physical Geography

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 09, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

About SUNY Oneonta:

SUNY Oneonta is a public college in Central New York, enrolling about 6,500 students in bachelor's, master's, and graduate certificate programs. Most of SUNY Oneonta's main campus lies within the City of Oneonta, located in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, the City of Oneonta is the largest municipality in a rural region dominated by agriculture and tourism.

Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service, and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance and culture. The College's and ratings are 4.5 and 4.1, respectively.

Beyond campus, many residents enjoy the natural beauty of the Catskills. Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and running are among the most popular. Several ski areas nearby typically operate for seasons lasting over 100 days beginning in late November or early December. During the summer, boating, swimming, and other water sports are popular on lakes throughout the region.

Job Description:

The Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at SUNY Oneonta invites applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Physical Geography beginning Fall 2021. The professional obligation is for a ten-month academic year. Expectations include teaching, research, student advisement, college service, and continuing professional development.

The Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability has seven full-time faculty members and is distinguished by small classes, highly accessible faculty, teamwork, and applied learning opportunities for students. The Department is part of the School of Sciences, which consists of 10 academic departments and 2,400 students majoring in 22 programs. To learn more about the College or the Department, please visit or .

Duties of the position include, but are not limited to: teaching in areas such as introductory geography, physical geography with labs/field trips, environmental monitoring with field trips using field equipment, GIS courses, and other courses to meet department needs; mentoring students; student advising; and actively participating in departmental and university life.


Required qualifications: PhD in geography or a closely related discipline (ABD considered; doctorate required at time of first renewal notification); concentration in physical geography; ability to teach courses listed in duties above; and excellent communication skills.

Preferred: evidence of teaching effectiveness; demonstrated ability to teach advanced physical and environmental geography courses in the candidate's area of specialty, remote sensing and/or GIS courses, and/or courses which are supportive of the environmental sustainability program; interest in integrating applied learning into coursework; college-level teaching experience; experience working with diverse populations and/or teaching pedagogies and/or multicultural teaching experience.

Additional Information:

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SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: . Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: . Please upload a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and copies of transcripts (official required at time of appointment). Contact information for three professional references is required.

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