Assistant Professor of Geography
Fort Hays State University - Hays, KS

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Fort Hays State University is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geography.

Position starts August 2013. Teaching duties include a minimum of 12-credit hours per semester from the following courses: Cultural Geography, Urban Geography, Human Geography, US Geography, or suitable specialty classes including field trips. Responsibilities also include advising students, supervising graduate students, recruitment, and departmental, university, and community service.

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in Geography for tenure (ABD will be considered). Effective communication and interaction with undergraduate students, including non-major general education students, is essential. Applicants must have a focus on human-cultural-settlement geography and will be expected to teach courses in this area. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to distance learning, teaching at both the introductory and advanced levels, as well as a commitment to research. Collegiate teaching experience is preferred, including experience conducting field trips. Research focused on the Midwest is a strong plus as is interest in the application of technology for education. Collegiality in a department that includes both geologists and geographers is a must.

The Department of Geosciences has eight full-time faculty members with expertise in geology and geography. The Department offers B.S. degrees in Geology and in Geography plus a M.S. degree in Geosciences with emphasis on Geology or Geography. For more information about the department see our web site at

Send an application that includes a resume; copy of graduate transcripts; statement of teaching and research interests; names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references; visa status (if applicable) and, if available, evidence of teaching effectiveness, to:

Department of Geosciences
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601-4099
Attn: Search Committee

Applications may also be submitted to , subject line Geography Position Application.

The selection process will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, age, disability, Vietnam era veteran status or special disabled veteran status in its programs and activities. The director of affirmative action, coordinator of Title IX, Title VI, Section 504 and ADA regulations, may be contacted at 600 Park Street, Hays, Kansas 67601-4099, 785-628-4033. Background Check: Successful finalists will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.