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Faculty Position FY14-35
October 17, 2013

Position Title
Assistant Professor in Biogeography

Hiring Unit
Geography, CAS

Job Description
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is seeking applications for a Geographer specializing in Biogeography.  Candidates should be able to teach and advise in one or more of the following areas: Conservation and Sustainability, Climatology, or Resource Use and Management. Preference will be given to candidates with working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Geography Department. The Department supports the development of innovative courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Faculty at SIUE have extensive opportunities to develop their teaching and research agendas. Excellence in teaching is expected, as is a record of scholarly productivity which may involve both undergraduate and graduate students.

Qualifications Required
PhD in Geography or a related field at time of appointment is required. ABD candidates close to completion may be considered. 

Terms of Appointment
Full time, tenure track, academic year (nine-month) appointment beginning August 2014.

Source of Funds

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  Excellent benefits package included.

Application Process
Applicants should submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statements of teaching and research interests; evidence of teaching effectiveness; contact information for three current references; and photocopies of all academic transcripts to:

     Gillian Acheson, Chair
     Department of Geography
     Box 1459A, SIUE
     Edwardsville, IL 62026.

Application Deadline
Screening of applications will begin on December 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.


SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.

Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status in violation of Title VII.

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