The Department of Geography offers four major concentrations and coordinates three minor programs. Geography majors may choose from a BS major concentration in Environmental Sustainability and Climate Resilience or in Environmental Planning and Conservation, or a BA major concentration in Global Sustainable Systems. The department also offers a BA major designed for double major students in Elementary Education. The department offers a minor in Geography and coordinates two interdisciplinary minor programs: Geographic Information Systems and Urban Studies and Planning. Department faculty are focused on delivering programs that help students build understanding about how humans intersect with the natural world. Geography majors learn a broad range of skills and knowledge applicable in a broad range of career opportunities.
Bridgewater State University (BSU) currently has 11,000 full-time students that are a mix of residential and commuter students, and a high proportion of whom are the first in their family to attend college. The university and the department have a strong commitment to diversity and social justice.
Bridgewater State University is an inclusive community dedicated to the lifelong success of all students; focused on the continuous improvement of its people; and is responsible for leading innovation that benefits Southeastern Massachusetts, the commonwealth, and the world. Bridgewater's accessible environment of teaching and learning stimulates critical thinking and the pursuit of new knowledge and deeper understanding. The teaching and learning environment at Bridgewater also cultivates meaningful and diverse interpersonal relationships and fosters an appreciation for global engagement aimed at transforming lives and improving the human condition.
Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our institutional values, which ensure that all students are supported and succeed.
Bridgewater State University is equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment, are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Department of Geography at Bridgewater State University seeks qualified Part Time Faculty who are enthusiastic teachers and dedicated to working with undergraduates for the Spring 2023 semester. Courses include Introduction to Physical Geography lecture and lab.
Applicants should possess:
Enthusiasm for teaching and dedication to working with undergraduates.
Sensitivity to and understanding of students from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of abilities.
Skill in using technology effectively in teaching and learning.
Ability to teach in-person, on campus.
Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.
Master's degree in Geography or closely related discipline is required.
Teaching experience at the university level preferred.
PhD in Geography or closely related field preferred.
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
This position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire.
Medical or Religious Exemptions
An employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and are strongly encourage to test weekly through the university's Wellness Center.
We are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome, and included.
Bridgewater State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:
A minimum of three (3) professional reference entries in space provided on the application form.
Equity and Inclusion Statement- a personal statement on a candidate's past efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. The equity and inclusion statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss scholarship, professional skills, and demonstrable experience that would enhance the university's efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates' application materials.
Since its founding in 1840, Bridgewater has remained steadfast in its commitment to empower individuals and instill in its community an abiding desire to advance the public good. Our rigorous and dynamic academic environment encourages students and faculty to develop their strengths and become leaders in their fields. At the same time, we strive to lead by example. As the university continues to build momentum, we continuously reinvest in the success of our students and our region.