Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

Texas Tech University

Remote Sensing

The Department of Geosciences at Texas Tech University seeks a scholar
with research expertise in remote sensing and physical
geography/environmental science, to fill a tenure-track, assistant
professor position to begin Fall 2019.  The successful candidate will
pursue development of cutting-edge remote sensing techniques or
innovative applications of remote sensing in one or more areas of
physical geography/environmental science.  A research focus on earth
systems/global perspective is desirable, but not required.

The successful candidate will have a strong track record of, or great
promise for, teaching excellence at the graduate and undergraduate
levels and scholarship commensurate with the standards of a
research-intensive university. The candidate should demonstrate ability
or potential to establish and sustain a strong academic program in
remote sensing and their field of specialization, and to contribute to
the synergy of the existing department strengths. Teaching duties will
include remote sensing and other courses in geography related to the
candidate’s interests.  Candidates who have strong records of
scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven
capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to
Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply.  Texas Tech recently
passed the Hispanic student population threshold for designation as a
Hispanic Serving Institution and we seek candidates who have an ongoing
commitment to serving diverse student populations.  Service to the
department, college, university, and community is expected.  A PhD in
geography or related discipline at the time of appointment is required.
Evaluation of candidates will begin January 15, 2019 and continue until
the position is filled.

The Department of Geosciences includes programs in Geography,
Atmospheric Science, Geology and Geophysics.  There is a BA and MS in
Geography and PhD in Geoscience (adaptable to Geography).  At Texas
Tech, opportunities for research collaboration exist through the Climate
Science Center, Center for Geospatial Technology, National Wind
Institute, Water Resources Center and with the Departments of Natural
Resource Management, Plant and Soil Science, and Biological Sciences.
The university is also close to the TTU Health Science Center and USDA
ARS research facilities offering the potential for off-campus research
collaboration.

Texas Tech is a Carnegie Tier 1 research university with more than
38,000 students.  The university is located in Lubbock, a dynamic West
Texas community that serves as a regional hub on the Texas High Plains.
With a population of 250,000, Lubbock is known for its low cost of
living, great schools, excellent medical facilities and very short
commute time.  At 3,200 feet in elevation, the semi-arid climate has
warm to hot summers and cool winters with an average of 265 days of
sunshine.

A letter of application, including names of three referees, short
statements of research and teaching philosophies, and vita can be
uploaded online at _http://www.texastech.edu/careers/_requisition
#15758BR or use the quick link: https://bit.ly/2DvquWd
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Questions should be sent to Jeff Lee, Search Committee Chair:
jeff.lee@ttu.edu.  As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a
culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a
multicultural environment.  We actively encourage applications from all
those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service,
to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech
University.  The university welcomes applications from minorities,
women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

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