University of Texas at San Antonio Assistant Professor (Environmental/Physical Geography) in San Antonio, Texas

Title of Position Assistant Professor (Environmental/Physical Geography)

Requisition Number TT20160017P

Department Posting Name Political Science and Geography

Location Main Campus

Recruitment Type External

Position Type This is a Tenure Track Faculty, benefits eligible position

Grant Funded? No

Hours per week 40

If employee will be working a schedule other than Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, specify hours and days to be worked

If Temporary, Ending Date

Recruiting Rate Negotiable

Beginning Salary Flexibility Yes

Pay Basis Salary

Required Education Doctoral Degree

Do you want to allow additional experience to substitute for required education? No

Preferred Education

Field of Study

Required: Environmental/ Physical Geography with an emphasis on sustainability, climate change, resource use, and/or environmental policy.

MS Office Experience Required Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Will this position require driving a UT or personally owned vehicle? No

Other Computer and Software Skills Required

Experience and Other Skills Required

Required Qualifications: All applicants must have a Ph.D. in Geography or a directly related discipline. The Department is especially interested in attracting outstanding scholars with research and teaching expertise in environmental sustainability, low impact development, sustainable communities, climate change, and environmental policy.

Do you want to allow additional education to substitute for required experience? No

Other Skills Preferred

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants with general or specialized knowledge of Lidar, ERDAS, GIS and/or similar programs.

Description of Job Duties

The Department of Political Science and Geography at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Environmental/ Physical Geography with an emphasis on sustainability, climate change, resource use, and/or environmental policy. This position supports a new emphasis within the Geography program on environmental sustainability. More broadly, the position contributes to UTSA’s goal of achieving research and teaching excellence in sustainable communities and critical infrastructure, focusing specifically on low impact development, aspects of changing culture, climate change, and sustainable economic development. In developing grants and research projects, the successful applicant will demonstrate an ability to collaborate with such organizations as the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute, the Water Institute of Texas, the Center for Water Research, the Center for Cultural Sustainability, and/or the Center for Urban and Regional Planning Research. The standard teaching load is two courses per semester. Applicants will be expected to teach courses on subjects such as Physical Geography, Conservation of Resources, Climatology, Climate Change, Urban Sustainability, and the Geography of Natural Hazards.

Responsibilities: Teach, advise, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students; pursue an active research and publishing agenda; and serve the University, profession, and community.

Posting Open Date 09/07/2016

Posting Close Date at midnight on 11/07/2016

Open Until Filled No

Special Notes To Applicants

All applicants must provide evidence of scholarly and professional publications commensurate with the rank of assistant professor. All applicants should also provide, if possible, some representative evidence of high-quality teaching – ideally in physical geography courses or courses relating to the environment, climate change, or sustainability.

All information and materials associated with an application for this position must be sent electronically to In PDF format, applicants should submit the following:

  1. Letter of application that states research interests, teaching experience, and qualifications for the position;
  2. Current curriculum vita;
  3. Copy of all graduate transcripts;
  4. Samples of written or published scholarly work (no more than three);
  5. Two representative samples of syllabi for courses taught or proposed by the applicant;
  6. Teaching evaluations (if available or other evidence of course instruction evaluation);
  7. Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references who are familiar with the candidate’s scholarship and/or teaching and can be contacted to provide letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

-UTSA is a tobacco-free campus.

-UTSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

-This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

-Candidates selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the united states by time of hire.