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Faculty Openings: Geology, Geography, and Environmental Studies

The Department of Geology, Geography, and Environmental Studies at Calvin College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment for the position of Human Geographer at an open rank, pending administrative approval.

About the position

A Ph.D. in geography is preferred although ABD candidates will be considered. Pending final administrative approval, the appointment will begin August 2013. Primary responsibilities will include teaching courses in human geography, urban geography, and world & regional geography (North America, Latin America, or Asia preferred). Candidates are expected to maintain a committed research and publication agenda.

About the department and the college

The GEO Department at Calvin College is a dynamic department with seven faculty. Calvin College seeks faculty members who affirm the Christian faith as expressed by the Reformed confessions and who have academic and personal qualifications for teaching and scholarship. Calvin is building a tradition of diversity and accessibility and welcomes applications from persons whose personal characteristics will further that commitment. Calvin does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age. Further specifics are posted on the college website

Application process

Applicants should submit a letter in writing that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, research interests, and interest in teaching at a Christian college. In addition, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and academic transcripts are required. Additional information may be requested.

All inquiries and documents should be sent to Administrative Assistant Cheryl Hoogewind (616.526.8415), Search Committee Organizer, Department of Geology, Geography, and Environmental Studies, Calvin College, 3201 Burton St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. More on the GEO Department can be found at  Review of applications will begin November 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.