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Assistant Professor
Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana
 
 
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Date Posted 05/14/2021
Category
Faculty-Science-Geography
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 
The Department of History and Geography invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor of geography position at Nicholls State University. The department is looking for a broadly-trained geographer capable of teaching physical and cultural geography survey courses and Louisiana geography to undergraduates. Ability to teach GIS and environmental geography preferred, but the program welcomes applicants trained in a variety of areas in geography.

Position Details

Position Title
Assistant Professor
Position Number
021635
Salary Range
commensurate with experience
Position Type
Faculty
Ending Effective Date of Temporary Employment
Department
History & Geography
Job Duties

Responsibility / Duty

Teaching

  • Teach 12 contact hours of courses. The assistant professor is responsible for planning and presenting course material, establishing course objectives and requirements in accordance with university and program policy and making them known to students, selecting and ordering texts and supplemental materials in accordance with university and department policy, preparing, administering, and grading assignments, and assigning grades.
  • Attend all classes unless absence is approved by the department head.
  • The assistant professor shall evaluate student work with the appropriate comments and/or grades in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Hold 10 office hours each week and be generally available to students.
  • Use the university-designed electronic delivery system (currently Moodle) to post grades as required by the University, the course syllabus, and any announcements.
  • Accountable for ensuring that affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions in areas of responsibility
Percentage Of Time
34
Responsibility / Duty

Service

  • Service to the university and department may include recruitment activities, shared governance, committee participation, advising student organizations, commencement ceremonies, and all university and department deadlines. The assistant professor may be asked to perform other acts of service as needed.
  • Attend all mandatory university and department functions.
Percentage Of Time
33
Responsibility / Duty

Research

  • Engage in scholarly research and contribute to the knowledge in the field through publications and presentations.
Percentage Of Time
33
Minimum Experience Required

Teaching experience at the university or community college level

Minimum Education Required

PhD in Geography, ABD in geography considered.

Minimum Licenses Required

n/a

Other Minimum Requirements

n/a

Test(s) Required
Preferred Education

PhD in Geography

Preferred Experience

1. Experience teaching geography courses at a university or community college level
2. A record of successful and effective teaching in a survey and general education geography courses based on retention rates and evaluations.
3. Experience in grant writing and/or willingness to write grants
4. Experience with student recruiting
5. Scholarly publications and presentations

Preferred Licenses
Other Preferred Requirements

SACS certification to teach history courses

Physical Demands
Employment Year
Academic Year
If Grant Period or Specified Period selected, please specify begin date
If Grant Period or Specified Period selected, please specify end date
Employment Basis
Full-time
Proposed Ending Date (for faculty and grant funded positions)
05/14/2022
Posting Date
04/28/2021
Closing Date
05/19/2021
Special Instructions to Applicants

The Department of History and Geography invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor of geography position at Nicholls State University. The department is looking for a broadly-trained geographer capable of teaching physical and cultural geography survey courses and Louisiana geography to undergraduates. Ability to teach GIS and environmental geography preferred, but the program welcomes applicants trained in a variety of areas in geography.

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