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Instructor/Assistant Professor, Geography

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Position Summary:

The successful candidate will teach a variety of Geography and GIS courses at the undergraduate level in a dynamic and proactive department. Courses are offered in diverse settings and milieus including traditional face to face, hybrid, and online. The incumbent will have an expected fifteen (15) faculty load hours per semester and is expected to be competent at teaching in both the community college setting and with our dual enrolled high-school students. With an emphasis on student engagement, the department has placed a priority on strengthening our instruction and experiential learning. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in departmental, student and college activities.

Title: Instructor/Assistant Professor, Geography

Position ID number: 198

Posted Date: 12/05/2017

Job Category: Faculty

Department: Geography - HGEO

Position Status: Full-Time Faculty

Supervisory Responsibilities:


With meeting community needs and improving teaching and learning among Anne Arundel Community College's highest priorities, we are strategically positioned to set and surpass new standards of excellence in our primary teaching and learning mission. Guided by principles that emphasize equity and student success, especially in learning, and continuous improvement for a progressive and vital learning community, we envision AACC as a premier learning organization that is in the vanguard of community college education. As a consequence, we welcome qualified faculty candidates who

integrate learning outcomes assessment techniques in their instructional planning, curriculum design, and teaching activities

apply informational technology to the teaching and learning process

deliver instruction in a variety of formats

understand and apply learning organization theory

thrive in cross-functional roles

make data-driven decisions

collaborate in flexible, imaginative problem-solving

integrate interdisciplinary and global perspectives into their methodology


While faculty work of 30 faculty load hours an academic year will include primary responsibilities for teaching and assessing learning and for institutional service, advising, and professional development, the college seeks to break the frame that traditionally surrounds faculty assignments, especially since academic divisional needs vary. As such, faculty should expect to integrate with their primary responsibilities some combination of the following,

1. creating experiential learning opportunities and assessment techniques, (e.g., work-based and service learning; portfolio assessment, including developing and evaluating learning portfolios; etc.)

2. mentoring
- students from target groups
- new full-time faculty
- part-time faculty

3. designing, formatting and delivering curriculum for synchronous and asynchronous learning

4. training and consulting for workforce initiatives (e.g., for public and corporate partners, etc.)

5. developing and implementing community education and extended learning programs

6. partnering with colleagues to enhance services to students and the community
- recruiting and marketing
- advising with expanded responsibilities
- devising retention strategies and activities

7. strengthening relations and collaborative activities with K-12 and baccalaureate-granting colleagues

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Geography/GIS or a closely related subject
  • 24 graduate credit hours in Geography/GIS by the date of appointment
  • relevant teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Geography/GIS or a closely related subject

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial Transcripts





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Job No:
Posted: 12/6/2017
Application Due: 1/6/2018
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