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Frostburg State University, Department of Geography, seeks applications for a Physical Geographer for a full-time, tenure-track Instructor/Assistant Professor with a specialization in Climatology and/or Meteorology.  The successful candidate will assume a leadership role in the continued development of the Climate Science concentration and advise undergraduate students.  This position is available for Fall 2013.  Salary is competitive and includes USM benefits package. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The successful candidate will teach and develop courses in climatology and meteorology, participate in the University’s general education program by teaching introductory physical geography, and support other departmental coursework.  A creative approach to classroom instruction including experiential learning is essential.  Normal teaching load is 12 hours per semester.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Preferred applicants should have an earned Ph.D. in physical geography or a closely related field for appointment at the Assistant Professor level; applicants who are ABD may be considered for appointment at the Instructor rank.  Candidates will have a demonstrated expertise in climatology and/or meteorology and the ability to offer or develop other courses such as natural hazards, climate change, oceanography, or sustainability studies that complement existing departmental strengths and offerings.  Applicants should have evidence of successful teaching experience at the college or university level.  Candidates with potential for excellence in research and teaching are preferred.

The Geography Department administers undergraduate degree programs in Geography, Earth Science, Environmental Analysis and Planning, and Urban and Regional Planning.  Departmental resources include three computer-based teaching labs, environmental science lab, soils analytical lab, geomorphology/paleo teaching lab, sediment and rock prep lab, physical geography teaching lab, and a map library.  The Department of Geography also has an extensive collection of field equipment including GPS receivers, data collectors, and total stations.  Within the next two years, a new Center for Computing and Instruction Technologies (CCIT) building will become operational and may provide teaching and research opportunities.  FSU is committed to be a sustainable campus.  For more details, visit  For specific questions contact Dr. Francis Precht, 301-687-4369,

To apply, email a letter of interest that also includes a discussion of your approach to teaching climate science in an undergraduate curriculum, current vita, names and contact information of at least three references by February 8, 2013 to:  Include “Instructor/Assistant Professor of Geography (Position #13-010538)” in the subject line.  


Frostburg State University welcomes and encourages women and minorities to apply and seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce.  FSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disability will be provided upon request.  Please notify us in advance.

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