Assistant Professor of Environmental and Geosciences at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas

Posted in Other 16 days ago.

Job Description:

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Environmental and Geosciences




Assistant Professor

FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Type:

Full-Time Tenure Track


College of Science & Engineering Technology


Dept of Environmental and Geosciences

Open Date:



Contact Name:

Dr. John Strait


John B. Strait, Assistant Chair, Geography Program Coordinator and Physical Geographer Search Committee Chair
Box 2148
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341-2148

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Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:

The Department of Environmental and Geosciences at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental and Geosciences at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2022. This position will help strengthen our programs in environmental and geosciences and will primarily contribute to undergraduate degree programs in environmental science, geography, and geology. The particular area of expertise requested is open, but the successful candidate should possess specializations in one or more of the following areas: atmospheric science/meteorology, climatology, earth systems science, and/or other related subject areas. Experience with geostatistics and the application of geospatial technologies to areas of expertise are a plus.

Sam Houston State University values quality teaching: the teaching load is three lectures per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach an introductory core curriculum course in Weather and Climate and to develop upper-level courses in their area of expertise.

Educational Requirements for the Position:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in geography, geosciences, or other closely related field by the time of appointment.

Other Requirements for the Position:

The ideal candidate is expected to develop an externally funded research agenda that would facilitate collaborative, interdisciplinary research. The ability and interest in involving undergraduate students in research and working with a diverse student body are highly valued.

Special Instructions Summary:

Interested applicants should submit an online application at Applicants should also send a letter of interest, current vitae, contact information for three professional references, and statements of the following: 1) teaching philosophy, and 2) research interests.

Please direct all correspondence regarding this position to John B. Strait (, Assistant Chair, Geography Program Coordinator, and Search Committee Chair. Review of applications will begin Dec 6th and continue until the position is filled.

Open Until Filled:


EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

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