Faculty - Lecturer - Earth Science

Jul 11, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Geography
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Faculty - Lecturer - Earth Science

Position Category: Faculty - Non Tenure Track (FT)

Conducts assigned undergraduate courses and seminars. Plans, prepares, and follows an approved course of study with measurable objectives. Prepares and distributes course syllabi; conducts class meetings as assigned and scheduled; holds office hours; interacts with and assists students as needed; assesses students using established methods and submits grades in a timely manner. Participates in committees and department meetings as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited institution with an M.S. or Ph.D. degree in geology, or a closely related field required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Advanced knowledge of subject matter and course content of the courses to be taught which may include courses emphasizing both theory and practice.
  • Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques in upper and lower division courses.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of program and curriculum development and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of and expertise in current trends in education, engaged learning and service learning, learning technologies (e.g. digital technologies for classroom management and distance education), public presentation, outcomes measurement and grant writing.
  • Skills in verbal and written communication.
  • Skills in time management and organization.
  • Skills in problem-solving.
  • Skills in student management, motivation, evaluation.
  • Skills in instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Skills in operating equipment and software commonly used in data collection and processing in the field of expertise.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, agency administrators, and community practitioners from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and initiative in solving problems.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Ability to produce scholarly work.
  • Ability to maintain currency on the subject matter.
  • Ability to serve on committees and perform service activities.

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrable excellence in teaching preferred.
Experience teaching introductory courses in geology, GIS, and physical geography preferred.

Physical Requirements:
May be required to teach evening or weekend classes (negotiable).

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience

Advertisement Number: FAC06317
Open Date: 07/10/2017
Review Start Date: 07/17/2017
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant:

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/1624

Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer and committed to fostering a diverse workforce. As an inclusive community, we actively seek diversity among our applicants for this position. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.


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