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Postdoctoral Scholar Pool - Geography & Environmental Studies

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Position Title

Postdoctoral Scholar Pool - Geography & Environmental Studies

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San Marcos


College of Liberal Arts


Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

Position Description

The Department of Geography & Environmental Studies seeks to develop a pool of candidates for postdoctoral scholar (post-doc) positions.

A post-doc is a professional appointment designed to provide recent doctoral degree recipients with an opportunity to gain experiences and skills that will advance their careers. A post-doc works under the supervision and sponsorship of a regular faculty member, who serves as a mentor to the post-doc, and it is expected that the faculty sponsor will provide an orientation and development plan for the post-doc, impart the realities and variety of careers available to the post-doc, and encourage learning opportunities to broaden the post-doc’s aspirations and experiences.

The appointment involves substantial and full-time commitment to research, scholarship, teaching, or other professional activities. Eligibility for annual reappointment is contingent upon satisfactory annual performance evaluations during the term period, in addition to continuity of funding and departmental need. For more information, please visit Postdoctoral Scholar Appointments, AA/ PPS No. 04.01.24 (7.21) .

This posting is not intended to convey that such a need currently exists. Applicants applying for a pool position will be available to the departmental search committee for consideration in case the need arises.

Required Qualifications

Recently awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in a discipline relevant to those comprising the department.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous research and manuscript drafting experience is preferred.

Application Procedures

Geography & Environmental Studies will accept applications from qualified applicants on a continual basis. Applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered,

Interested individuals should submit a current CV, cover letter outlining specific academic and professional experiences relevant for a postdoc research appointment, statement of research interests, and unofficial transcripts. As part of our application process, we are requesting contact information for three (3) academic references who can provide information about the applicant’s research skills and experiences.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from the highest degree-granting institution.

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EEO/AA Statement

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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Record Checks and Verifications

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including, but not limited to, criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

Why Work at Texas State?

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

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Special Instructions Summary

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research Interests
  4. Unofficial Transcripts (all in one document)
Optional Documents
  1. DD 214/DD1300
  2. Veteran's Preference
  3. Licensure
  4. Certifications
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Texas Workforce Commission-Work in Texas
    • Colleague, friend, and/or personal referral
    • Other (Please Specify in follow up question below)
  2. * Please Specify: (enter 'NA' if not applicable)

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Official transcripts are required for all degrees that provide evidence of a faculty member's credentials and qualifications. Foreign/International transcripts for all degrees must undergo a credentialing evaluation for U.S. equivalency by an organization that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). If selected for hire, I will provide official transcripts and/or evaluations for all degrees earned.
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you currently eligible to work in the United States of America?
    • Yes.
    • No.
  5. * Do you now or in the future will you require visa sponsorship to continue working in the United States of America?
    • Yes.
    • No.
  6. * What are your research areas?

    (Open Ended Question)

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