The Department of Geography, Planning, and Sustainability seeks to hire a full-time Lecturer with expertise in Geospatial Analysis, committed to excellence in undergraduate education and student mentoring, to begin Fall 2019. This non-tenure-track 10-month teaching position includes benefits, renewable multiyear contracts, and the opportunity for promotion to Senior Lecturer and Master Lecturer. This role will teach between 18 and 24-credit hours over 2 semesters. Up to 6 of these 24-credit hours may be assigned to equivalent load-hours to support non-teaching GIS projects depending on department needs. The position also carries the option to teach overload and the possibility of teaching summer classes for additional compensation. Successful candidates should incorporate effective contemporary pedagogical techniques and regularly apply these techniques in the classroom. Lecturers will be expected to contribute to departmental and university service through membership on department-, school-, and/or university-level committees, advising student organizations, coordinating introductory course offerings, and/or assisting with curriculum development among various potential contributions. We seek applicants with expertise in GIS to teach introductory and upper-level geospatial courses, potentially including GIS, Remote Sensing, Spatial Databases, Web GIS, and electives related to their expertise. Experience with spatial data management and technology is desired.
The Department of Geography, Planning, and Sustainability includes 7 tenure-track faculty members and approximately 200 majors across four undergraduate degree programs: BA Geography, BA Environmental and Sustainability Studies, BS Community and Environmental Planning, and BS Geographic Information Science. The department is currently developing complementary graduate degree programs. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to join an energetic group of faculty committed to providing students with an outstanding undergraduate education, maintaining traditions of collegiality, civic engagement, and community outreach.
A Master's degree or higher in Geography, GIS, Planning, Environmental Studies, or closely related discipline, is required. A Ph.D. is preferred.
Evidence of strong prior teaching experience is required.
Strong interpersonal communication skills are essential.
The application must be submitted through our online application system and include a cover letter including a description of subject and technical expertise and teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, evidence of prior teaching excellence, and the contact information for three professional references.
Applications received by 11/26/18 will receive priority consideration. If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Kevin Keenan, Chair of the Department of Geography, Planning, and Sustainability at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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