Faculty position available in urban geography

The Department of Geography at Kent State University seeks an Urban Geographer with interests in urban sustainability and/or urban planning.  A specialization in statistical modeling, GIS and/or remote sensing related to urban geography is desirable (Qualifications: Ph.D. in Geography or a related field).  The position will begin in August 2013.

This hire is part of a joint initiative in the field of Urban Ecology and Hydrology.  The Departments of Geography, Biological Sciences, Geology and the College of Architecture and Environmental Design are hiring four tenure track faculty members to build upon existing strengths in each department and across colleges and to further develop our combined expertise and scientific leadership in understanding how human impact affects the well-being of ecosystems.  This initiative seeks to both enhance research productivity in this area and create cutting-edge interdisciplinary opportunities for the training of graduate and undergraduate students.  The proposed cluster will mesh with strategic hiring plans of the participating departments and the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) and represents a natural extension of ongoing collaborations.  A rich collaborative environment within the University is supported by research and educational partnerships with multiple external partners throughout Northeast Ohio and outstanding research facilities.  While this is a cluster hire, this urban position will sit within the Department of Geography.

Faculty in the participating departments are highly productive researchers who have demonstrated success in attracting substantial grants and contracts to support their research programs. Combined, these units have over 80 students in doctoral degree programs, over 2000 undergraduate majors, and over 140 students in Master's and professional degree program majors. Further information is available on the website of each department: http://www.kent.edu/geography; http://www.kent.edu/biology; http://www.kent.edu/kent/cleveland-urban-design-collaborative-cudc; and http://www.kent.edu/geology.

Successful applicants will be expected to develop highly productive research programs, secure extramural funding, engage in collaborative research, direct theses and dissertations, and exhibit a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. Positions are available at the Assistant Professor rank although applications for candidates qualified for higher academic rank are encouraged.  

Review of applications will begin on October 31 and continue until the position is filled.  Submit statements of research, teaching interests, and a current CV to position number 990277 at http://jobs.kent.edu. Please provide three letters of recommendation. These may also be uploaded to the Kent State site or submitted directly to the chair of the search committee, David Kaplan (dkaplan@kent.edu). 

Kent State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the University's faculty.

POSTED: Friday, September 7, 2012 12:21 PM
Updated: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 03:59 PM