• Urban Planning and Sustainability – Ohio University

The Department of Geography at Ohio University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Urban Planning and Sustainability at the rank of Assistant Professor effective August 2014. The candidate must be committed to excellent teaching, developing an externally funded research program, and play a vital role the department’s Urban Planning and Environmental Geography tracks. We are seeking an urban geographer with a solid research and teaching agenda in planning and sustainability. The ability to teach an environmental planning course is required and the candidate is expected to contribute to the department’s emphasis on sustainability. Technical skills in geospatial analysis (GIS, Cartography or Geovisualization) would be considered an asset. The finalist should also possess a commitment to take a leadership role in mentoring undergraduate students majoring in geography and advising geography master’s students focusing on urban geography, planning, and sustainability. A Ph.D. in Geography or an allied field at the time of appointment is required.


Ohio University is a four-year Research-Extensive public institution of approximately 20,000 students located in Athens, a progressive community situated in the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio. The Department of Geography currently has 14 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members, 170 undergraduate majors and 17 master’s students, and offers a range of degree programs including environmental geography, GISc, urban planning, environmental pre-law, and meteorology. The department enjoys excellent teaching, research, IT, and administrative support for its activities, and faculty have an active role in the Baltimore Long-Term Ecological Research project. Department faculty members also work closely with the graduate and undergraduate programs in Environmental Studies.


The completed online application must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, separate research and teaching statements, and the names and contact information for three professional references. For more information please visit us online at www.ohio.edu/geography. Ohio University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and we seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Applications from women and persons from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged. For full consideration please apply by December 6, 2013.


To apply: apply online at: https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/7600. Questions may be directed to: Dr. James Dyer, Chair, Department of Geography, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2979. Voice: 740-593-1138. Fax: 740-593-1139. E-mail: dyer@ohio.edu.

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