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Posted: 11/09/2015

Eastern Michigan University
Geography & Geology

Founded in 1979, Eastern Michigan University’s Graduate Program in Historic Preservation resides within the Department of Geography & Geology because of its emphasis on cultural geography. It is one of the largest graduate preservation programs in the nation with an average of 90 students per year. It is certified by the National Council for Preservation Education. The Program offers concentrations in Preservation Planning and Administration; Heritage Interpretation, Cultural Tourism, and Museum Practice; Recordation, Documentation and Digital Heritage; 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.

Assistant proessor of Cultural Geography
Professional Opportunity
Ypsilanti, MI
$ competitive
Open Until


The Department of Geography and Geology invites applications for a tenure-track Cultural Geographer/Historic Preservation Specialist at the Assistant Professor rank. This full-time position in the Graduate Historic Preservation Program will begin September 2016. The successful candidate will hold a minimum of a Masters degree in cultural geography with demonstrated scholarship and instruction in Historic Preservation; or, the candidate will hold a Masters Degree in Historic Preservation with demonstrated scholarship and instruction in cultural geography and/or cultural landscape.  Doctorate degree or equivalent preferred.


The successful candidate will teach and develop classes at the intersection of cultural geography and historic preservation. This faculty member will be expected to teach a variety of the following courses: Introduction to Historic Preservation, American Cultural Landscapes, American Vernacular Architecture, Recent Issues in Vernacular Architecture, Traditions in Cultural Geography, Problems in Architectural Interpretation, and participate in hands-on field experiences. Additional areas of interest may include Place, Memory, and Identity; Contested Landscapes; and Historic Landscape Interpretation. The successful candidate must demonstrate success in research, publication, and grant writing. Student advising also is expected.

How to apply
Applications will accepted until 5pm on January 7, 2016. All applications must be made online at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/emichedu/default.cfm Please attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.
Richard Sambrook
Phone: 734/487/8489
Fax: 734/487/6979
203 Strong Building
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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