Assistant Professor of Geography


Matt Locke Ellis College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Social Sciences

Assistant Professor of Geography

Position:  Assistant Professor of Geography: nine-month tenure-track appointment.

Description:  The Department of Social Sciences at Henderson State University, Arkansas’s public liberal arts college, seeks a faculty member to teach courses in geography that support the general education program (Introduction to Geography and World Geography), the secondary social studies program and the minor in geography. The geography program is a one-person department under the supervision of the Chair of the Social Sciences Department. The successful candidate will have ample opportunity for redesigning our geography curriculum and courses to reflect current priorities in the discipline. The full-time teaching load is four courses per semester.

Qualifications:  Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. Applicants should possess a doctorate in geography from an accredited institution of higher education, or be ABD with a firm defense date. Teaching experience at the college-level is desirable.

Salary:  Commensurate with education and experience. The appointment includes university-supplemented health insurance and retirement plan.

The University:  Henderson is located in Arkadelphia, a charming community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock, Arkansas on Interstate 30. Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic Lake DeGray, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures. Please visit or for more information about our community.

Application:  Applications should be addressed to Dr. Larry Monette, Chair of the Department of Social Sciences, and sent via e-mail in PDF format to Millie Bowden, Submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, a description of your teaching methods, three letters of recommendation which address both teaching and research, a copy of unofficial transcripts, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of the three individuals providing the letters of recommendation.

The review of applications will begin on March 1, 2017, but we will continue to accept applications until the position has been filled. The applicant selected for this position is subject to background screening, including criminal background check, pursuant to university policy. The selected applicant will be required to submit official transcripts.