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[Met-jobs] Professor and Department Chair in Department of Geography at Virginia Tech (USA)

From Stephanie Zick <>
Date Thu, 15 Dec 2016 08:37:26 -0500

Professor and Department Chair in Department of Geography at Virginia Tech

The Department of Geography at Virginia Tech is seeking a visionary and energetic individual to serve as professor and department chair. This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position available July 1, 2017. The successful candidate will have a record of effective leadership and a portfolio of teaching, discovery, and engagement successes in geography or a closely related field. The department chair will promote a collaborative vision and oversee the department’s human, fiscal, and physical resources. Currently, the department is comprised of two staff and 17 full-time faculty members who serve 302 undergraduate students and 25 graduate students. The department chair reports to the dean of the College of Natural Resources and Environment and serves on the dean’s leadership team.

The Department of Geography offers the B.A. in Geography, the B.S. in Meteorology, and the M.S. in Geography. Faculty in the department also advise Ph.D. students through the college’s doctoral program in Geospatial and Environmental Analysis. The Department of Geography is situated in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, which is ranked the No. 1 program in the nation for natural resources and conservation by USA Today for the second straight year. More information on the Department of Geography can be found at

The College of Natural Resources and Environment is one of eight colleges at Virginia Tech. Composed of 150 faculty and staff, 1,000 students, $15 million in annual research expenditures and a $25 million budget, more than 20 research centers, and strong and innovative academic programs across four academic departments, the college is a North American and international leader in advancing the science of sustainability through its work in Geography, Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Sustainable Biomaterials, and Fish and Wildlife Conservation. See for more information on the college.

In the spirit of Virginia Tech’s strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, the Department of Geography seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring adjustments in the application process should notify the search committee chair by the application deadline.To evaluate the requirements and apply, candidates should review posting TR0160181 in its entirety at

Review of applications will begin on February 13, 2017. Applicants MUST apply on-line to be considered.

Applications should include the following information: (1) curriculum vitae, (2) a cover letter expressing a statement of interest in the position and description of the candidate’s leadership philosophy as it relates to the Department of Geography, (3) the names, titles, and complete contact information for 3-5 references.

References will not be contacted until the later stages of the screening process and semi-finalists will be notified before we contact references. An official transcript for highest degree earned is required prior to the start of employment for selected candidate.

A resource website for this search can be found at

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

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