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The Department of Geography at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a one-year VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR in PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, with an emphasis in WEATHER AND CLIMATE beginning August 2021. We seek candidates whose expertise supports undergraduate and graduate coursework in physical geography and climate science, with an emphasis on general education and an ability to coordinate the laboratory component of our lower-division physical geography course. Possible courses may include Physical Geography, Meteorology, Climatology, and Climate Change. The ability to teach in-person and online is preferred. We seek candidates strongly committed to fostering inclusive learning environments, active pedagogy, and student success. Candidates must have a PhD in Geography or a closely related field by the time of appointment.

OSU Geography is a doctoral-granting department housed in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). The department currently has 15 full-time faculty members, 70 undergraduate majors, and 25 graduate students. The department offers degrees in Geography, Geospatial Information Science, and Global Studies.

Oklahoma State University is a comprehensive flagship, land-grant, Carnegie Tier 1 research institution with more than 24,000 students on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses. Students come from all 50 states and around 120 nations. With 24 departments and approximately 6,000 students, CAS is the largest and most diverse college at OSU. CAS interdisciplinary programs and centers include Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Religious Studies. Since 2010, OSU has been first in the nation among public land-grant colleges and universities for graduating Native American students. OSU’s main campus is located in Stillwater, which is about a 1- hour drive from both Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Stillwater has a historic downtown, a regional airport with direct flights to/from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), highly rated public schools, and the newly opened McKnight Center for the Performing Arts. 

At Oklahoma State University, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) matter. Providing a wide range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identifying opportunities, and creating solutions are core to our mission as a land-grant university. We fulfill our mission and enrich our campus community by maintaining a welcoming and inclusive environment that appreciates, values and fosters a sense of belonging for all. For the complete statement, see    

Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. For more information, visit https:///

Applicants must submit a letter of application describing their teaching experience and interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references familiar with the candidate's teaching performance. Candidates are also welcome to include evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample syllabi, or other relevant information. Review of applications will begin on May 12, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The position is contingent upon available funding. Any questions may be directed to Dr. Carlos Cordova, Search Committee Chair,