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Posted: 10/29/2012

Eastern Michigan University
Geography & Geology

Geography at EMU is the oldest active program west of the Appalachian Mountains; it has offered concentrations in tourism since the late 1980s. Other programs in the department include Earth Systems Science, Geographic Information Systems, Historic Preservation, and Urban & Regional Planning. Additionally, founded in 1979, EMU's Historic Preservation Program is one of the largest graduate preservation programs in the nation with an average of 80 to 90 students per year. It is certified by the National Council for Preservation Education. The Program offers concentrations in Preservation Planning; Heritage Interpretation, Tourism, and Administration; Conservation and Technology; General Preservation Studies; a Graduate Certificate; and an Undergraduate Minor. Eastern Michigan University enrolls approximately 23,000 students and offers a strong benefits package and collegial work environment. The faculty has access to research assistance and institutional support. The campus is located in historic Ypsilanti, five miles from Ann Arbor and about 35 miles west of Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario.

Tourism Geographer; Assistant Professor
Professional Opportunity
Ypsilanti, MI
$ competitive


The Department of Geography & Geology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Tourism Geography at the assistant professor rank to begin Fall 2013. The successful candidate will have expertise in tourism geography with complementary interests in historic preservation, sustainable economic development, planning and policy, and cultural or human geography. The appointee will serve as coordinator of the department's undergraduate geo-tourism concentration and may take a lead in crafting the future direction of the program. In addition, the successful candidate will be an advisor to students in the graduate program in Historic Preservation and be expected to teach graduate seminars in such areas as cultural tourism, and heritage tourism.

Applicants should demonstrate experience in teaching, research, publications, and grants. Proficiency in developing online and hybrid courses is desired. A Ph.D. is preferred; Master's degree in a discipline appropriate to the program plus an additional eighteen (18) semester hours of graduate credit or equivalent required.

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How to apply
All applications must be made online at https://www.emujobs.com. Applicants should send a letter that includes a statement of qualifications for teaching and research; a curriculum vita that includes education, publications, teaching, and research experience; and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three references familiar with your teaching and research experience. Review of applications will begin January 7th, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. EMU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Zachary Moore
Phone: 734-487-0218
Fax: 734-487-6979
205 Strong Hall
Departmnent of Geography & Geology
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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