The Department of Geosciences
at Fort Hays State University is accepting applications for a 12-month
tenure-track position as Chair & Associate/Full Professor beginning June 9,
Responsibilities: This position
is a 12-month, tenure-track appointment. Position duties include administration
of the department as Chair, advising students, administering an active
recruitment and retention program, and teaching duties. Teaching duties include
a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester and 3 credit hours each summer (except
SU14). Other duties include research, departmental, university, and community
service. Position information is available on-line at www.fhsu.edu/positions.
Qualifications: Ph. D. in Geology, Geography, or related field. Must
have a significant record of research accomplishments and external funding. Must
have a strong commitment to teaching and research excellence at both the
undergraduate and graduate levels, and be active in recruitment and retention
of majors. Must be qualified to hold the rank of Associate or Full Professor.
Must have administrative experience, preferably as a department head or chair.
Must be able to teach advanced courses in specialized areas. The successful
candidate will complement existing faculty expertise, the specialization of
which will be deemed appropriate by the search committee. Other necessary
qualifications include effective communication skills, a commitment to
excellence in advising, and an active interest in participation with students.
Successful finalists will
have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.
The Department of Geosciences currently has 7 faculty members with a broad range of
expertise in geology and geography. The Department employs a full time office
manager. GTA’s assist with teaching undergraduate labs and other course related
duties. The Department offers B.S. degrees in Geology and Geography plus a M.S.
degree in Geosciences with emphasis on Geology or Geography. The Department is housed in Tomanek Hall,
which includes fully mediated classrooms. Available departmental research
resources and labs include: GIS Lab (including full GIS licensure suite of
software and large format scanner and printer), bone histology and isotope
preparation lab, rock lab, 3D geovisualization classroom, Xray lab,
Spectrometer, Thermal IR equipment, extensive map collection, full range of GPS
equipment, extensive collection of field equipment. For more information about
the department, visit www.fhsu.edu/geo.
Application Procedure: Send an application that includes a letter of
application; current curriculum vitae; 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:
Applications may be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject line: Geography Position Application
Or Mailed to:
Dr. Kenneth Neuhauser
Search Committee, Chair
Department of Geosciences
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601-4099
Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will
continue until the position is filled. Preferences will be given to
applications received by March 3, 2014.
Fort Hays State
University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the
basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual
orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.
The Geosciences Department employs students to work in the following positions: Office Assistant, Faculty Assistant, Research Assistant, Field Assistant, and GIS Lab Monitor. Currently open positions are listed on the FHSU JobX Employment services website.