The Department of Earth Science at Utah Valley University (UVU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Physical Geography, to begin August 2018. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in physical geography, expertise in remote sensing, applied research projects in physical geography, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Responsibilities will include teaching introductory geography courses and upper division courses in the candidate's area of expertise, including remote sensing, as well as engaging in scholarship, supervision of undergraduate research, activity in professional organizations, and service. Excellent teaching skills and a strong commitment to effective teaching and undergraduate research are necessary.
UVU is a growing comprehensive state university with over 36,000 students and strong support for undergraduate research. The Department of Earth Science consists of 13 full-time faculty, with a wide range of expertise in geography, geology, and environmental science and management. The department has excellent facilities that include a 24 workstation GIS laboratory and additional high-powered computer workstations, survey-grade Trimble GNSS equipment, low altitude aerial photography capabilities, and geochemical analytical facilities. Our workstations are well equipped with software including ArcGIS, ENVI, AgiSoft, Adobe Creative Cloud, Trimble Pathfinder and Business Center, and Matlab. Our geography program is growing, with a GIS certificate starting in the fall of 2017 and a B.S. degree submitted to the State Board of Regents. The department also offers B.S. programs in Geology, Environmental Science & Management, and Earth Science Education. The department has excellent ties to the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and Utah State University as well as local industry and governmental organizations.
UVU is located in the Provo-Orem metropolitan area, which has a population of over 500,000. Orem sits at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains, and offers truly outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities including world-class skiing, mountain biking, fishing, and hunting within minutes of town. Salt Lake City is 45 minutes north by high-speed commuter rail and has a major airport and a vibrant cultural scene including highly acclaimed ballet, outdoor concert series, professional sports and more (see www.slcgov.com/arts and www.visitsaltlake.com). In addition, Utah boasts world famous National Parks and National Monuments.
For more information, please visit www.uvu.edu/earthscience and/or contact the search committee co-chairs, Hilary Hungerford (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Nathan Toké (Nathan.Toke@uvu.edu). To apply and details about application requirements, please visit https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/3591. Applications will be evaluated beginning 12/18/17. Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer. Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant's qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.