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Assistant Professor, Geography

Jacksonville State University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Dec 18, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Geography
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Jacksonville State University

Geography Tenure-Track Faculty Position

The Department of Chemistry and Geosciences of the Jacksonville State University’s School of Science is seeking to hire a scholar for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

We welcome applications from those with expertise in geography, and a specialization in Native American Archeology. A mastery of GIS tools is required. In addition to teaching, successful candidates are expected to develop externally sponsored scholarly research programs.

All applicants must have an earned Doctorate in Geography, Archeology, or Geographic Information Science (GIS) at the time of appointment.  The successful candidate will have experience and knowledge of the following: ability to develop and apply Python Scripting; understanding of Spatial Statistics, Spatial Analysis, and Geo-Processing; knowledge and application for Drone UAV - and Lidar Data Collection and Processing; data acquisition and application; GIS, Spatial Analytics, Geo-visualization, and Remote Sensing software, and the ability to develop and instruct field study with Project Based Learning approaches.

Jacksonville State University offers a Bachelor of Science in General Geography, A Bachelor of Science in Geography with a concentration in Geospatial Technology, and a Master of Science in Geographic Information Science and Technology (MS GIST). 

Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, Alabama. Our mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural and social experiences for a diverse student population.

Located in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, almost midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU is home to more than 9,200 students representing 44 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to

Academically JSU offers 95 academic programs and concentrations, including bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs in a variety of disciplines that prepare graduates for meaningful careers and ongoing education. The University features seven schools on its 459-acre campus – School of Science; Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Education; Health Professions and Wellness; Human Services and Social Sciences; and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

Review of applications will begin in January 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should complete the online application and submit required documents to

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Equal Employment Opportunity: JSU is an Equal Employment, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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