Lecturer in Physical Geography, Department of Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 18, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Description: (Base Salary: $38,000)
The Department of Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga invites applications for a Lecturer in Physical Geography (one-year renewal appointment) beginning August 1, 2021.

Successful candidates will possess the following requirements:

  • MS in Geography, required; PhD in geography, preferred.
  • Ability to teach the following undergraduate courses: introduction to physical geography, world regional geography, maps and mapping, and introduction to weather and climate. Preference given to candidates with previous experience in teaching these courses and online teaching.
  • Familiarity with GIS required.
  • Candidates should also be willing to engage in a variety of instructional modalities, including online instruction and experiential learning.
  • Willingness to engage in assisting the UTC campus in its ability to reach additional goals as specified in UTC’s Strategic Plan, including a demonstrable commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Candidates will teach four courses a semester. Candidates will also be required to be engaged in meaningful departmental service. This position includes the possibility of summer teaching and developing new physical geography courses based on the candidate’s area of specialization. Also, this position includes the possibility of renewal, contingent upon candidate performance.

Application Procedures:
Applicants should prepare to submit the following information within our online application system for consideration:

  • Cover letter/letter of interest that discusses evidence of teaching experience, teaching certifications/trainings, and online experience.
  • CV, including up-to-date, personal contact information (email, phone, etc.).
  • Unofficial transcripts.
  • Work samples of curricula including sample syllabi, teaching philosophy, etc.
  • Student teaching evaluations (if applicable).
  • Additionally, candidates will need to include names, titles, and email addresses for three (3) references from whom confidential letters of recommendation may be requested.

Review of applicants will begin on March 3, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site.

Qualifications :

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.
Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke, United and Amazon have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Mainx24, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs. The city is also home to the Chattanooga Lookouts, a minor league affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing, and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

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