WATER RESOURCES POSITION
The Department of Geography at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Water Resources to begin August 16, 2013. Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in geography or a closely related field at the time of appointmentand a research focus on the human dimensions of water resources, including the geography, history, law, governance, economics,or management of water. Preference will be given to candidates who possess a strong record of publication and extramural funding, research and teaching interests that complement and expand existing strengths in human and physical geography and GIScience, and a demonstrated ability to work with interdisciplinary groups across campus.The position is a joint appointment between the Department of Geography (http://www.cas.sc.edu/geog), which will serve as the tenure home, and the Environment and Sustainability Program (http://www.environ.sc.edu), an interdisciplinary home for academic programs, research and scholarship, and community outreach activities that link environmental and sustainability initiatives at the University of South Carolina. The successful candidate will have teaching responsibilities in both units.
The University of South Carolina (USC) has been designated as one of only 62 public and 32 private academic institutions with “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Carnegie Foundation also recognizes USC for its strong community engagement. The University has over 28,000 students on the main campus, 350 degree programs, and a nationally ranked library system. Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, is a dynamic center for government, business, and the arts, and has a population of over 650,000 inthe greater metropolitan area.
Candidates should provide a letter of application describing current and future research activities and teaching interests/experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of at least three referees. All materials should be submitted electronically to Dr. John Kupfer, Search Committee Chair (email@example.com). For full consideration, completed applications must be received by November 1, 2012, but the search will continue until a suitable candidate is appointed.
The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.
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