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Visiting Assistant Professor, Geography

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Work type: Faculty 9-month
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Faculty

Department:

School of Science

Requested Start Date:

August 16, 2018

Pay Range:

$51,000.00-$55,000.00

Normal Work Schedule:

Varies depending on department need and class schedule

Job Summary:

The Visiting Assistant Professor, in the School of Science provides educational services in the department of Geosciences to traditional and non-traditional students during the day or evening. The Visiting Assistant Professor may be required to teach Geography and GIS courses on campus, off-campus, and online courses depending on need of the department and location.

Essential Functions:

  • Teaches introductory and upper level courses in Geography and GIS, as well as specialty areas within the field.
  • Responsible for teaching undergraduates through active learning pedagogy and will show aptitude and inclination for engaging students in research, both through individual mentored research as well as course-embedded undergraduate research experiences.
  • Develop and implement a program of instruction that meets the needs, interests, and abilities of students and is consistent with University requirements.
  • Assess student abilities as related to desired educational goals and objectives, in order to maximize student achievement.
  • Plan and employ a variety of appropriate instructional/learning strategies and activities that serve the needs and capabilities of the students and are compatible with the physical facilities.
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom.
  • Continually communicate to students (either in writing or verbally) instructional expectations, as well as student progress.
  • Actively participate in and work with University personnel in planning effective instructional goals, objectives, methods, and curriculum.
  • Exhibit a commitment to scholarly activities and engage in professional, university, and community service.
  • Participate in professional growth activities including staff meetings, in-service, and staff development as required or assigned.
  • Assist in the documentation of student progress by efficiently maintaining and submitting appropriate records and reports.
  • Ensure that the classroom or instructional environment is healthy, safe, and conducive to learning.
  • Participate in extra-curricular activities as requested by the head of the department or the Dean of the School of Science.
  • Serve on various committees.
  • Belong to educational/professional associations (within concentration) and participate in their activities.
  • Take attendance and keep attendance registers, according to JSU policy.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the department head.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Geography or GIS 
  • Accomplishments sufficient to indicate the ability to meet requirements of the rank of Assistant Professor at JSU in teaching, service, and scholarly publications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and knowledge of the following: Physical Geography and Earth Science, Weather and Climate, Intro and upper level GIS course.

Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcripts

Additional Information:

Supplemental Questions:None

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