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Visiting Assistant Professor of Geography

Valparaiso University
Indiana, United States
Date posted
May 8, 2017

Valparaiso University Department of Geography and Meteorology invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, Visiting Assistant Professor in geography for the academic year 2017-2018. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in geography by the time of appointment or ABD for appointment as Instructor. We seek a broadly trained geographer with a strong commitment to high-quality teaching and undergraduate education. Responsibilities will include teaching Introduction to Geomorphology, Advanced Geomorphology lectures and labs, and may include GIS, cartography, or human and regional geography. The standard teaching load for a Visiting Assistant Professor is three to four courses each semester. This appointment is for one academic year only, but it is possible the position may be renewable pending funding and satisfactory performance.

Located near the shores of Lake Michigan, the Calumet region presents opportunities to study the coastal and dune geomorphology, globally rare dune and swale landscapes, and the historic Kankakee Marsh. The Department offers undergraduate programs in both geography and meteorology and participates in environmental science and international programs. The University is located 15 minutes from the Indiana Dunes and about 60 miles from Chicago.

We are looking for excellent teachers first and foremost. Additional information on the department, its people, and facilities can be found at  Candidates should be interested in working at a university engaged in issues of Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition. In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the University highly values experience in working across cultural and other significant differences. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds.

Please submit a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, CV, complete college transcripts, and contact information for three references to Interfolio at  Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check. Applications will be considered starting May 22, 2017 until the position is filled.

Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at


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