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Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Assistant Professor of Geography/Anthropology

Posted: 10/24/2017 (Employment)

The Department of Geography & Anthropology at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a faculty position in the area of disasters, hazards and human and environmental impacts at the rank of Assistant Professor for the 2018-2019 academic school year. The position is a nine-month academic year appointment that would begin September 16, 2018.

We seek candidates with a strong social science background who can provide expertise in the areas of disasters and hazards, either naturally-occurring or anthropogenic, with an emphasis on how these events impact human populations. Specifically, we are interested in applications from scholars who focus their work in disasters and hazards on issues related to 1) the health consequences associated with occurrences of disasters and hazards and/or 2) disasters and hazards within the urban context and/or from an urban ecology perspective. Candidates with demonstrated fieldwork experience working with local communities to prepare, avoid, remedy or remediate environmental and/or man-made disasters and hazards are particularly encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Geography, Anthropology or related field; ABD may be considered, but PhD must be completed no later than the start date for the position (9/16/2018)
  • One academic year of successful experience as instructor of record at the college or university level
  • Expertise in disasters and hazards and their impacts on human populations as demonstrated by a record of coursework, teaching experience, publications and relevant professional experience
  • Demonstrated potential for active and innovative scholarship
  • Experience establishing and supervising internships and undergraduate and graduate research opportunities.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff and the public.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Research and/or teaching experience related to the health consequences associated with occurrences of disasters and hazards and/or disasters and hazards within the urban context.
  • Demonstrated expertise epidemiology, urban ecology and/or GIS, fieldwork opportunities involving students, community-engaged research, interdisciplinary teaching and experiential learning opportunities.
  • Current and/or future regional specialization in Eastern Washington and/or the Pacific Northwest.
  • Interest in leading local community engagement activities.

 

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Location: Eastern Washington University