The Department of Geography at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August of 2014. PhD at time of appointment is required. ABD candidates close to completion may be considered.

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.

SIUE is a nationally recognized university located in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The Geography Department consists of eleven faculty and eight staff members. The Department has more than 100 undergraduate majors and 30 Master’s students. Areas of specialization include biogeography, climatology, cultural geography, hydrology, urban studies, GIS and remote sensing. The Laboratory of Applied Spatial Analysis and the Office of the Mines are closely associated with the Department and offer collaborative research opportunities. Candidates are encouraged to visit the Department website ( to learn more about how they can complement the program.

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.

SIUE is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Applications from women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged.

Apply to: Gillian Acheson, Chair, Department of Geography, Box 1459, SIUE, Edwardsville, IL 62026. 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 and J1 visas.
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Adriana E. Martinez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences Program
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1459
Phone: 618-650-3623 (Geog) / 618-650-5655 (Ensc)