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Pro Tem Instructor (Geography) - Open Pool

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 5, 2024

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Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Geography
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Employment Type
Full Time

Pro Tem Instructor (Geography) - Open Pool

Job no: 528455

Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Geography

Department: Geography
Rank: Instructor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins
Applications will be reviewed as needs arise.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a cover letter and resume detailing your experience. If you are interested in a specific rank of appointment, please indicate that in your cover letter.

Department Summary
The Geography Department is an instructional department within the College of Arts and Sciences, which supports significant research activities in various types of geographic study. The Department of Geography has 27 Faculty, 125+ undergraduate majors, 40+ graduate students. Research and graduate education in the Department of Geography focuses on the following subfields: (a) Geographic information science: cartography, GIS, data analysis and visualization, spatial analysis and modeling; (b) Human geography: political-ethnic, cultural, human-environment relations, and behavioral geography; (c) Physical geography: Quaternary studies, biogeography, climatology and climatic change, geomorphology; (d) Environmental studies: forest and ecosystem issues, river and watershed issues, biodiversity and global environmental change, policy and law, environmental applications of GIS; and (e) Geographic education

Position Summary
The Department of Geography is seeking to create a pool of applicants for its open instruction pool. Positions are limited duration appointments potentially renewable for up to a total of three years. In limited circumstances, there is the possibility of renewal beyond three years based on programmatic need, funding, and performance.

Teaching positions will work under the supervision of the Geography Department Head.

We seek applicants with a teaching background in human Geography for both undergraduate and graduate level courses.

Minimum Requirements
  • MA/MS required by start of position

    Professional Competencies
  • Successful candidates will have professional experience, demonstrated ability or potential for quality teaching, and a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds
  • The University of Oregon and the Department of Geography are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seek candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute positively to its diverse community

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in related field
  • Teaching experience in Human Geography, Physical Geography, or GIScience

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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