The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 9-month, fixed-term Instructor position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.
The primary purpose of this position is to develop and deliver on-campus and e-campus courses in geography. The incumbent will teach online and on-campus classes on world regional geography, including geographies of the Global South, regional geography of Latin America, or other areas; human-environment geography; environmental justice; and sustainability. The incumbent also will help lead efforts to promote social justice, equity, and inclusion as well as recruitment, mentoring, and retention of international students and students from historically underrepresented communities in the US as part of their teaching and service responsibilities.
We seek a colleague with expertise in world regional geography and (1) environmental justice, risk and vulnerability studies, sustainability, and/or political ecology; or (2) global environmental change and its impacts on vulnerable communities in the developing world and/or the United States.
In addition to instruction, the incumbent will be responsible for course and curriculum development, online course and digital content development, in part in collaboration with other faculty, and coordination of online and face-to-face course content.
This position may provide direction of student research projects and internships, and serve on student committees.
The position is renewable annually at the discretion of the Dean. Start date: not later than September 16, 2019.
Typically requires Master’s degree in discipline appropriate to the field of teaching/instructional tasks.
PhD in Geography or a related discipline. Applicants must have doctoral degree by the start date of the appointment.
Background in world regional geography and (1) environmental justice, risk and vulnerability studies, or sustainability; or (2) global environmental change and its impacts on vulnerable communities in the developing world and/or the United States.
Relevant teaching experience and evidence of teaching excellence.
Demonstrated commitment to educational equity in a multicultural setting and a commitment to advancing the participation of diverse groups and supporting diverse perspectives.
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