Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor, Department of Geography & the Environment

Job description

The Department of Geography & the Environment has 17 faculty members and offers a PhD in geography, MA and MS degrees in geography and geographic information science, including an online MS-GISc` program, and undergraduate degrees in geography, environmental science and geographic information science. In all areas of teaching, research scholarship, and service, the department is committed to the Universitys vision of being a "great private university dedicated to the public good." We are dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

Position Summary
The Department of Geography and the Environment is seeking to hire a Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor for Academic Year 2021-22. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the following courses: sustainability and human society, issues in sustainability, geographic statistics plus two upper-level course in the candidates specialty. Teaching load is six courses per year (two courses per quarter). The University is planning to offer the majority of courses in person next year, and the successful candidate will be expected to teach in person as COVID-19 protocols allow. The position will start September 1, 2021.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD degree in geography or related discipline.
  • Demonstration of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD degree in geography.
  • Prior teaching experience in the specific courses listed.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by April 15, 2021. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Michael Keables, Department Chair at

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $45,000 - $50,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level
  4. One-page statement that speaks to your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 493626
Posted: 3/30/2021
Application Due: 5/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable