Department of Geosciences - Employment

Faculty/Teaching Positions

 Chair & Associate/Full Professor (tenure-track) 

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, 2014

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

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

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:    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.


Student Open Positions

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.


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