Assistant Professor of Geography (Human-Environment Interaction)

Department of Geography, Texas A&M University in Texas

Deadline October 01, 2014
Date Posted July 28, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The Department of Geography invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level for a Human-Environment Geographer specializing in the study of human and social vulnerability to environmental change.  Essential characteristics include evidence (commensurate with experience) of publications demonstrating conceptual grounding in areas such as human dimensions of global change, political ecology, sustainability science, or vulnerability and risk analysis, demonstrated capability to secure external funding; ability to strengthen the human-environment graduate program in Geography through course offerings and mentoring graduate students; the ability to contribute to undergraduate course offerings in the areas of human-environment interaction; potential for creating synergies with existing Department strengths.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment and a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching.

 The Department of Geography has 20 faculty members with strengths in biogeography, climatology, geomorphology, human geography, human-environment relationships, geographic education and GIST (Geographic Information Science and Technology) ( We are based in the College of Geosciences ( with the Departments of Atmospheric Science, Geology & Geophysics, and Oceanography, and play a major role in the Environmental Programs in Geosciences. The College of Geosciences also includes Sea Grant, the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG), and the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). Texas A&M University, a land-,sea-, and space-grant university, is located in a metropolitan area with a dynamic and international community of 175,000 people.

 Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses (including e-mail addresses) of three referees to Dr. Wendy Jepson (, Search Committee Chair, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 77843-3147. We will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2014. Texas A&M University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and student body and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented ethnic groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Texas A&M University also has a policy of being responsive to the needs of dual-career partners (