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Eastern Michigan University
Dept. of Geography and Geology

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 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. 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.

Assistant Professor - Historic Preservation, Cultural Geography
professional Opportunity

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Teach contractual load of undergraduate and graduate courses as assigned by the department or school.

Assign and submit grades in accordance with established University schedules.

Keep posted office hours during the week which are scheduled at times most beneficial to students.

Provide academic advising to students, if applicable.

Serve on search committees for hiring of new faculty members, departmental committees and other service committees across the university.

Participate in activities such as student registration, orientation, convocations and commencements.

Attend and participate in scheduled departmental meetings and functions.

Provide other support service to the department, college and/or university, if applicable.

Engage in pursuits that enable them to remain current in their respective disciplines.

Engage in pursuits that help to further organize and contribute to growth of the body of knowledge in their respective disciplines, and/or to explore interdisciplinary implications.

Perform related Departmental duties as required.

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between EMU and the EMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.


The successful candidate will hold a minimum of a Master's degree in cultural geography with demonstrated scholarship and instruction in Historic Preservation; or, the candidate will hold a Master's Degree in Historic Preservation with demonstrated scholarship and instruction in cultural geography and/or cultural landscape. Doctorate degree or equivalent preferred.

OPen until
none given

How to apply
Supplemental Information: Please attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Applications will accepted until 5pm on January 7, 2016.
Ypsilanti, Michigan

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