Geographic Information Science and Geography Lecturer Limited Term Faculty - 10 month

Employer
Georgia College & State University
Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Mar 05, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Geographic Information Science and Geography Lecturer Limited Term Faculty - 10 month

Job Summary 

This is a one year limited term academic year appointment for a lecturer in Geographic Information Science and Geography. The central mission of geographic education in the Geography Program at Georgia College is to develop in our students a comprehension of the spatial patterns and processes that influence life on Earth. Our students are trained to recognize the interdependent physical, historical, and social causes of human and natural phenomena through the knowledge and application of spatial principles. Students are able to relate geographic themes to human actions that affect our world. Through spatial analysis, our students apply their understanding of biophysical processes, human settlement patterns, and cultural expression to promote global interconnectedness, solve environmental problems, and create secure local economies. This position will instruct academic courses and support the department, college and university goals by supporting the academic environment to benefit the educational mission of the University.

Responsibilities

Faculty - Teaching/Instructing -

Teaching Responsibilities- Full-time instructional load teaching in areas of expertise within the academic discipline- Regular course meetings and instruction- Mentoring Students- Other teaching responsibilities

Knowledge and ability to convey current philosophies, practices, and theories related to the academic discipline. Faculty employees also contribute to the Georgia College core curriculum by teaching topical freshman (GC1Y) or sophomore seminar (GC2Y) courses. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

 

Faculty - Professional Development -

Faculty are expected to conduct research and develop within the profession. Academic Achievement/Professional Development- Publications (editing, citations)- Presentations at professional meetings- Publication; peer reviewed scholarship- Current work in circulation or in progress- Grants received or applied for- Membership and participation in professional organizations- Other professional service of development activities Ability to develop and demonstrate knowledge of current philosophies, practices, and theories related to the academic discipline.

 

Faculty - Service to Institution -
All faculty are expected to support the advancement of the department, college and university mission by providing service to the institution. Service may be at the department, college, university, community and disciplinary level. Duties include service on college-level and university-level committees, advising students regarding career options, and support of department-level outreach activities. Service to the Institution- Committee memberships and offices- Programs directed and advised- Participation in special programs or projects-
Other service in the institution
Ability to work collegially with others in service to the University; Support the advancement of the department, college and University mission.

 

Other -

Successful candidates will be able to work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds. In keeping with the University's mission we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.

All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey. The faculty employee is expected to contribute to the departments educational mission. Faculty will be expected to instruct our students in the respective disciplines at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The faculty employee is expected to have:

1. understanding of the principles associated with teaching and learning.

2. strong communication skills and successful higher education teaching experience.

3. a developing research agenda.

Demonstrable ability to work collegiality and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds. In keeping with the University's mission, we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.

 

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements A doctoral level degree in the subject matter taught. ABD candidates who have finished the coursework for a doctoral degree and anticipate the successful completion of their dissertation and conferral of the degree may be considered. Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 (www.sacscoc.org (faculty credentials))

Other Required Qualifications-
Strong communication skills.- Evidence of methodological innovation and creative teaching strategies is highly desirable.- A minimum of 18 graduate semester hours related to the discipline.- Understanding of the principles associated with teaching and learning.- Demonstrable ability to work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds. 
Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Hiring preference will be given to faculty who demonstrate an understanding of Georgia College's mission and who are enthusiastic about working closely with high-achieving students within an academic community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through learning and scholarship. Evidence of methodological innovation and creative teaching strategies is highly desirable. In keeping with the University's mission, we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.

The lecturer will be expected to promote the Certificate in GISc, recruit geography majors, serve the undergraduate research needs of majors and non-majors, support faculty and staff projects, advise senior capstone projects, participate in department meetings and functions, and engage the local community in support of applied geospatial science.

Candidates should demonstrate an ability to apply spatial methods across a variety of disciplinary approaches, such as the natural sciences, social sciences, public policy, and public health. Successful candidates are expected to have: – A commitment to engaged teaching and learning, – Creative approaches to the applications of GISc in problem solving, and – Strong communication skills.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College. 
Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.

This position does not have any financial responsibilities.

No, this position will not be required to drive.

This role is considered a position of trust.

This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).

This position will not travel 

 

Background Check:

Position of Trust + Education