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RE: Tenure Track Tourism Geography Position at Western Michigan University

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  • Alan A. Lew
    ... ************************************************* MICHIGAN, KALAMAZOO, 49008-5424. Western Michigan University seeks applications for an Assistant
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 19, 2007
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      MICHIGAN, KALAMAZOO, 49008-5424. Western Michigan University seeks
      applications for an Assistant Professor of Geography (Tourism and
      Travel program) tenure-track position for Fall 2007, contingent on
      funding. The candidate is expected to serve as core faculty for the
      tourism and travel major, and will teach and/or develop
      undergraduate and graduate courses in the program. Courses will
      include introductory human/environmental geography, principles of
      tourism, tourism planning and development, and United States and
      Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, or Europe, as well as others
      needed to revamp the major. On-going research (preferably through
      external funding) and publication as well as serving on M. A. theses
      committees are expected. The candidate will also be expected to
      participate in Department, College, and University committees and
      Qualifications and Experience: Ph.D. degree in Geography or related
      field such as Recreation, Hospitality, Planning, or Business, with
      specialization in tourism and travel. Regional focus on United
      States & Canada, Mexico & the Caribbean, or Europe, preferred.
      Proven teaching and research experience in tourism and travel
      Date of appointment August 13, 2007.
      Apply: Send letter of application, vita, statement of teaching
      philosophy and capacity, graduate transcripts, and three letters of
      reference to: Benjamin Ofori-Amoah, Professor & Chair, Department
      of Geography, 1903 W. Michigan Avenue, Western Michigan University,
      Kalamazoo MI, 49008-5424 (e-mail address: ben.ofori@...).
      Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue
      until the position is filled.
      Western Michigan University has been placed among 76 public
      institutions in the nation designated as research universities with
      high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the
      Advancement of Teaching. It has a large and diverse student
      population (ca. 26,000 students). In addition, to WMU, Kalamazoo is
      home to Kalamazoo College and Kalamazoo Valley Community College.
      Located halfway between Chicago and Detroit, the greater Kalamazoo
      region has a population of more than 250,000. With a highly
      diversified economy, the city is the focus of many cultural and
      sports events. Western Michigan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
      For more information about the department visit



      Benjamin Ofori-Amoah, PhD
      Professor and Chair
      Department of Geography
      Western Michigan University
      3244 Wood Hall
      Kalamazoo, MI 49008
      Tel: 269-387-3424
      Fax: 269-387-3442
      E-mail: ben.ofori@...
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