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The Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) Department of Geosciences invites applications for an innovative leader to chair the Department of Geosciences. The department offers baccalaureate programs in geology, physical geography, and environmental science, and master's programs in geospatial analysis and environmental geosystems. Responsibilities of the chair will include providing strong academic leadership for the Department, budgetary coordination, faculty/staff hiring and evaluations, facilitating planning and assessment, community advancement, fundraising, facilitating the acquisition and implementation of external grants, teaching and mentoring students, and providing leadership in the development and oversight of instructional programs, research, and service commitments. The successful candidate must have a distinguished record of teaching, research, and service in the geosciences, environmental sciences, or closely related area. Candidate must also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated vision, leadership, administrative experience and ability to work productively with faculty and students from diverse backgrounds.

Applicants must be eligible for the rank of associate professor or full professor, with tenure upon appointment possible. Start date for the position is negotiable but not later than August 1, 2019.

MTSU Geosciences offers BS degrees in Geoscience with concentrations in Geology, Physical Geography, Environmental Science, and a MS concentration in Geosciences. The Department is comprised of 12 faculty and research staff, approximately 100 undergraduate majors, and 20 graduate students. In 2017, the Department moved into new teaching and research facilities, including specialized laboratories in GIS, remote sensing, hydrology and geochemistry. The Department emphasizes excellence in teaching, while also supporting the development of new and innovative research programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Required documents for application include a cover letter, curriculum vita, and statements of teaching philosophy, research experience and interest, and administrative philosophy. Three letters of recommendation and official university transcripts (not issued to applicant) of all degrees received will be required of all applicants selected for an interview. Please contact Dr. Wendy Beckman (Wendy.Beckman@mtsu.edu, 615-494-8755) with questions.

To apply for this position, go to http://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu and follow the instructions on how to complete an application, attach documents, and submit online. Review of applications begins September 3 and continues until position is filled. Rank and salary are commensurate with education and experience. Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at http://mtsu.edu/police/annual-security-report.php or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at 615-898-2424.

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Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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Start Date: August 2019
Job Type: Full Time Hire


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Name: Dr. Wendy Beckman
Email: Wendy.Beckman@mtsu.edu
Phone: 615-494-8755

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