Earth and Atmospheric Sciences - GIS - Affiliate/Part-Time Instructor

Denver, CO
Mar 15, 2018
Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Geography
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) at the Metropolitan State University of Denver is seeking affiliate faculty (Category III) to teach courses in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in our Geospatial Sciences Program. Qualified applicants will be placed in the departmental pool and will be considered for affiliate/part-time departmental needs beginning Spring 2018.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.

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Position Title
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences - GIS - Affiliate/Part-Time Instructor

Position Number

Salary for Announcement

Commensurate with education and experience.

Employee Category
Affiliate Faculty

EAS - Earth & Atmospheric Sci

EClass Code
Part-Time Affiliate Faculty


Successful candidates will be able to teach lower or upper division courses in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Preference will be given for experience teaching Introduction to GIS courses. For a list of GIS courses, please visit: Additional GIS course information can found by searching the University catalog (

The successful candidate will work and interact with a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse urban population.

Affiliate faculty are part-time, at-will employees hired to teach on a per credit hour basis for specific classes, as needed, usually on a semester by semester basis. Affiliate faculty are not eligible for benefit coverage under the University’s benefit program. All such teaching assignments are dependent on budget and enrollment. An affiliate faculty member’s duties include: meeting assigned classes or delivering on-line content consistent with university, college/school, and department policies; providing instruction in assigned classes consistent with the content and learning objectives of the regular course syllabus and, if appropriate, with department course coordination policies; being available, either face to face or electronically, to students in assigned classes to provide additional academic support as needed and appropriate for the teaching assignment; and complying with university-wide student evaluation of instruction policies and peer observation policies.

Teaching may include online, face to face, and hybrid instruction; face to face instruction may include day, evening, and weekend as needed.

Required Qualifications

Masters degree in GIS, Geography, or a related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate in GIS, Geography, or a related discipline.

Previous teaching experience.

Experience working with and sensitivity to the needs of a diverse urban student population including (but not limited to) students of color, LBGTQIA students, students from low-income backgrounds, first-generation students, students with disabilities, undocumented students, non-traditional students, student veterans, and English language learners.

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Closing Instructions
Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system at

Special Instructions:
If you have previously worked for the EAS Department, you are required to only attach a revised Curriculum Vitae. If you have not previously worked for the EAS Department, you are required to attach the following:

1) Cover Letter/Letter of Application
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) References; refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.


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