Lecturer-Department of Geosciences

Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 28, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Become part of a vibrant group of faculty in the Department of Geosciences at Georgia State University – an institution recognized nationally for leadership in innovation, research growth, and the academic success of diverse populations. Our next hire(s) at the rank of Lecturer, pending budgetary approval will play a central role in Geosciences’ contribution to Georgia State’s strategic goal of ensuring that students from diverse backgrounds can achieve academic and career success at high rates. To fill this permanent, non-tenure-track position(s), we are excited to receive applications from scholars whose expertise draws from physical geography or a related field to teach introductory physical geography and/or GIS courses and to participate in the department's initiative to develop high-quality on-line course modules.

Georgia State University, an enterprising R-1 institution in downtown Atlanta, is a national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth. Enrolling and graduating one of the nation’s most diverse student bodies, Georgia State provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st century’s leading global cities. As an important hub for the university's strategic emphasis on global and urban research, the Department of Geosciences (http://geosciences.gsu.edu) is an interdisciplinary and growing component of Georgia State, offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the Geosciences and certificates in Water Science, Sustainability, and GIS.


The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in introductory physical geography (i.e. Into Weather and Climate, and Into to Landforms) and GIS courses and upper-level courses in the applicant's area of expertise a diverse group of students as well as participating in service activities at the department, college, and university levels.


Essential Qualifications

  • Ph.D. at time of hire (anticipated date of January 1 2021).

Preferred Qualifications*

  • Experience teaching introductory physical geography and GIS courses
  • A record of mentoring students of diverse backgrounds
  • Experience developing on-line courses and/or lab exercises
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting
  • Experience lecturing large, introductory courses

*candidate does not have to meet all.

To be considered for the position, applicants must electronically submit a letter of application that details how the essential and preferred qualifications are met, a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching interests, a statement of working with diverse group of students, and a list of at least three professional references (name, title, email address, and telephone number) who are willing to provide letters of reference. The application materials must be submitted to Dr. Larry Kiage (Search Committee Chair) at geosjobsearch@gsu.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, please submit all electronic materials by 15 September 2020. Should you be recommended for the position, an offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring under-represented groups in the geosciences.