Northern Illinois University, Department of Geography.  De Kalb,

Illinois 60115.  Full-time tenure track Assistant Professor.   Starting

in August 2007.  Required - Ph.D. in geography or related field by time

of appointment.  We seek candidates with research and teaching expertise

in geovisualization/spatial decision support for the spatial social and

environmental sciences.  The substantive field of research is open, but

should complement program initiatives in: human impacts on the

environment, the urban built environment, human social systems,

environmental risk, climate change, and homeland security.  Skills in

modern analytic tools and geospatial technologies required.  Teaching

responsibilities will include upper division/graduate courses in

specialty area (geovisualization, spatial decision support), a

lower-division general education course, and electives serving human

geography, GIS, or homeland security.  Consideration will be given to

candidates with the ability to contribute to regional/multicultural

geography or cartographic design. The successful candidate is expected

to seek external funding in support of scholarship.


The department has a robust student population and exceptional

facilities to support research and learning in GIS and mapping science,

urban/economic geography, spatial environmental science (biogeography,

climatology, hydrology, soils), and applied atmospheric science.

Preference will be given to persons who can demonstrate a willingness to

collaborate, in both research and teaching, with faculty in the

department and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 


Submit a letter of application identifying teaching and research

interests; a curriculum vita; publications or examples of writing;

evidence of grantsmanship; evidence of teaching quality; and the names,

addresses, and e-mail of at least three current references to: Search

Committee, Department of Geography, Davis Hall 118, Northern Illinois

University, DeKalb, IL, 60115-2854.  

Complete applications must be received by December 5, 2006.


Northern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment

Opportunity Institution.