CLOSED: Visiting Assistant Professor or Lecturer, Spatial Studies Programs
POSITION: Visiting Assistant Professor or Lecturer
DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL: College of Arts and Sciences, Spatial Studies Programs
AVAILABLE: September 1, 2020
POSTING DATE: March 19, 2020
APPLICATION DEADLINE: CLOSED
The University of Redlands (www.redlands.edu) Spatial Studies Program seeks applicants for either a Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Lecturer position based upon qualifications of the applicant. The visiting professor will teach six courses/year whereas the visiting lecturer will be responsible for eight courses/year within our undergraduate Spatial Studies Minor Program. Teaching responsibilities extend over a 9-month period each year and the position is renewable up to three years.
The successful candidate will primarily teach mid and upper-level GIS and spatial thinking courses targeted towards undergraduate students from a wide range of disciplines, including business, environmental studies, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Additional undergraduate courses may include an occasional introductory level course. Opportunities will exist to collaborate with other departments and faculty across campus. However, the primary responsibilities are teaching, advising as appropriate, and contributing to curriculum design relating to further development of the undergraduate program in GIS and spatial studies. A strong commitment to undergraduate education, including mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and working closely with student researchers, is essential.
The University of Redlands is a private, comprehensive liberal arts institution located 60 miles east of Los Angeles in a town of 70,000 which also happens to be the home of Esri. The campus is surrounded by orange groves and sits at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains, one hour from the coast, and 40 miles west of Palm Springs.
For the Visiting Assistant Professor, candidates will have an earned Doctorate in a liberal arts and sciences discipline while those candidates with a Masters degree will be considered for the Visiting Lecturer. Either degree must have a significant emphasis in applied use of GIS for instruction and/or research. Also, demonstrated excellence in teaching GIS at the undergraduate level is necessary. Preference will be given to candidates with excellent communication skills, experience in teaching project-based GIS courses, especially in the humanities, social sciences, and/or data science, and demonstrated ability and interest in working in multi-disciplinary and collaborative academic settings.
TO APPLY: Please submit the following materials using the Academic Jobs Online website at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16181: a cover letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy limited to 2 pages that include evidence of teaching effectiveness and a list of courses that could be taught, and the names of 3 references.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if selected for the interview process and accommodations are needed, please call 909/748-8040.
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