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Full-Time Lecturer in Human Geography

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University of Vermont
Location
Burlington, VT

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The Department of Geography and Geosciences at University of Vermont invites applicants for a full-time, non-tenure-track lecturer position in human geography to commence in August 2024. The appointment may be renewed. The candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in the field of Geography or a related discipline. We are particularly interested in a broadly-trained human geographer with interests and teaching experience that support and complement the department’s current areas of expertise.

The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching excellence in undergraduate, liberal arts education. Successful candidates will be expected to teach introductory courses in human geography and topical and/or methods courses at the intermediate level.

The department requests prospective candidates to submit a dossier that includes:
· a letter of interest;
· a curriculum vitae (CV);
· a teaching statement; and,
· a statement on how the candidate has and will contribute to inclusive excellence (see below).

Candidates must apply online at www.uvmjobs.com and search for the position using the department name, Geography and Geosciences.

Review of applications will begin on February 9, 2024.

Anticipated start date is August 19, 2024.

Questions may be directed to the Committee Chair, Professor Meghan Cope, at Meghan.Cope@uvm.edu

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. The College of Arts & Sciences has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence; more information can be found at www.uvm.edu/cas. Applicants must submit a separate statement addressing how they plan to contribute to inclusive excellence.

The University of Vermont is an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground.

The University
Established in 1791, the University of Vermont is considered a public-ivy and consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States. Our academic programs combine faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a land-grant research institution. UVM’s tradition of equity and social justice extends not only to faculty, staff, and students, but also is reflected in a commitment to environmentally sound and sustainable practices.

The College
In the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), students experience the connectedness and accessibility of a small liberal arts college within a high caliber public research institution. Whether students are pursuing the Fine Arts, the Humanities, Natural Science and Mathematics or Social Sciences, they have a place here, in the College of Arts and Sciences’ academic ecosystem. The College of Arts and Sciences highly values the excellence that results when people from different backgrounds and perspectives work, interact, and learn together. In this way, commitment to diversity fosters our educational mission. For our students, it prepares them for life and work ahead: it recognizes that we are a culturally, ethnically, and racially diverse nation, one that is also situated in an increasingly global environment. For our faculty, scholarship and research are increasingly cooperative activities-often crossing national borders-requiring the abilities and skills to work with others often from very different backgrounds. For both our students and faculty, diversity enhances our curriculum, enriches the classroom experience, and fosters the exchange of ideas. As our society, economy, politics, and global interactions become increasingly diverse, so too must our intellectual community of students, faculty, and staff.

The Department
The Department of Geography and Geosciences (GEO) currently offers undergraduate degrees in Geography (BA), an independently designed major in Geosciences (BA), and a Master’s degree in Geology. Our department includes 15 faculty members. Specialty areas of teaching and research include urban and rural geography, human migration, human-environment interactions, political ecology, geo-humanities, qualitative research methods, geospatial technologies, natural hazards, water resources, climate change, structural geology, tectonics, petrology, environmental geochemistry, minerology, contaminants, and medical geology. Our faculty are also affiliated with degree programs in Environmental Sciences; Environmental Studies; Global and Regional Studies; Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies; Geospatial Technologies, Classics; Critical Race and Ethnic Studies; Food Systems; and the Leahy Honors College.

The Community
UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which is rated as one of the best small cities in the country. The greater Burlington area has an increasingly diverse population of about 125,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shore of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The surrounding area provides an environment rich in cultural, civic and recreational activities. Vermont has a deep history of social activism and political participation. It offers many opportunities for collaborative partnerships in community and state-wide human service and social change organizations in multiple fields of practice, including state agencies.

Establishing a diverse and inclusive culture is a priority at the University of Vermont. In fact, UVM holds that diversity and academic excellence are inseparable. Read UVM’s Why Diversity Statement and Our Common Ground values. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

Burlington, Vermont is located in the beautiful Lake Champlain region, surrounded by the Green and Adirondack Mountains. It is a great place for families, with excellent public schools and year-round recreational opportunities. It is home to the University of Vermont and three independent colleges that provide an academically stimulating and culturally rich environment. Montreal, Canada and Boston are within easy driving distances.

Job Open Date:

12/20/2023

Posting Number:

F2937PO

Department:

Geography & Geosciences/52160

Advertising/Posting Title:

Full-Time Lecturer in Human Geography

FLSA:

Exempt

Position Number:

00026918

Employee FTE:

1.0

Employee Term (months):

9

Organization

Read our Diversity Profile UVM campus

The University of Vermont’s hilltop campus looks out across one of America’s most vibrant small cities to Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains beyond. Here, students’ educational experience and activities are enriched by our location — from the energy and innovation of Burlington to the forests, farms, and independent spirit of Vermont.

UVM is a Public Ivy and top 100 research university of a perfect size, large enough to offer a breadth of ideas, resources, and opportunities, yet small enough to enable close faculty-student mentorship. With a commitment to undergraduate education, UVM professors — world-class researchers, scholars, and artists — bring their discoveries into the classroom and their students into the field.

You’ll find UVM faculty and students studying the effects of climate change aboard the Melosira, a research vessel and floating lab; testing new vaccines at the on-campus medical center; launching local start-ups; and working with refugees at Burlington community centers.

UVM doctorsSince 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. The fifth oldest university in New England, UVM boasts a legacy of important firsts in education: the first college to declare public support of freedom of religion and the first to admit women and African-Americans to Phi Beta Kappa.

Today, the university continues to provide endless ways to explore the world, challenge ideas, and dig in on the most pressing issues of our time.

At a glance:

  • Founded in 1791, became a Land Grant university in 1862
  • Home to seven undergraduate schools and colleges, the Honors College, Graduate College, Larner College of Medicine, and Division of Continuing and Distance Education
  • Enrollment: 10,267 undergraduates, 1,462 graduate students, 461 medical students, 23 post-baccalaureate certificates, 892 non-degree students
  • 1,556 full- and part-time faculty
  • Offering 100+ bachelor’s degree programs, 50 master’s programs, 29 accelerated master’s programs, and 22 doctoral programs
  • 18 Division I athletic teams
  • “UVM” stands for Universitas Viridis Montis, Latin for University of the Green MountainsUVM prof

Our vision

To be among the nation’s premier small research universities, preeminent in our comprehensive commitment to liberal education, environment, health and public service.

Our mission

To create, evaluate, share and apply knowledge and to prepare students to be accountable leaders who will bring to their work dedication to the global community, a grasp of complexity, effective problem-solving and communication skills, and an enduring commitment to learning and ethical conduct. 

About Burlington:

UVM BurlingtonUVM’s hometown perennially appears on national rankings that laud its livability, access to nature and recreation (including the best skiing in the northeast), thriving food and music scene, rising identity as a technology and innovation hub, and its status as a top college town. City perks include an active pedestrian marketplace in the heart of downtown, 8 miles of waterfront along Lake Champlain featuring stunning sunsets over the Adirondacks beyond, and a 12-mile paved bike trail that runs along the lake. Burlington’s nickname, BTV, comes from the code for its airport, just 10 minutes from campus. With Montreal a 90-minute and Boston a 3.5-hour drive away, international and metropolitan culture are easily accessible for weekend adventures.

With a metro-area population of approximately 210,000, Burlington is Vermont’s largest city. In addition to UVM, large local employers include Global Foundries, GE Healthcare, Keurig Green Mountain, Dealer.com, Seventh Generation and Ben & Jerry’s Homemade. Vermont’s public K-12 schools are perennially ranked among the best in the nation.

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