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Instructor of MS Integrated Scientific Applications - (Unsolicited)

Millersville University
Pennsylvania, United States
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Date posted
May 21, 2024

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Instructor of MS Integrated Scientific Applications - (Unsolicited)
Millersville University

Department: Earth Sciences
Nature of Position: Temporary, part-time

Job Summary/Basic Function
The Department of Earth Sciences is accepting applications for temporary part-time instructors to teach graduate courses in an accelerated 7 week online asynchronous format . The Earth Science Department at times needs temporary part-time Instructors to fill in for faculty on sabbaticals or leaves.

The purpose of this posting is to generate a pool of qualified faculty. Applications submitted will be reviewed on an as needed basis based on enrollment. Anyone meeting the qualifications may be contacted for an interview and potentially hired when a need exists. In the event that you are interviewed but not immediately hired, your application will remain in the departments pool of qualified faculty.

A complete application will include:
  • Cover letter describing qualifications for the position.
  • Current curriculum vitae or professional resume.
  • Copies of registrar-issued transcripts for all degrees conferred and in progress.
  • Two letters of professional reference dated within the last 12 months.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials far enough in advance of the closing date to allow time for their references to respond. If you choose to provide additional documentation, please upload these items as optional documents.

Please do not link your application to the position until you have uploaded all of the required documents and any optional documents you want to provide. You will not be able to change the materials submitted or upload any new additional materials, after the application process has been completed and you receive a confirmation number.
Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University of Pennsylvania is one of the 10 public universities of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty relationships, numerous programs of distinction, a beautiful campus and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our students. Our students' success, both inside and outside of the classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social growth and development. Almost 70 baccalaureate programs are available for our 6,000 students to find their path. Approximately one thousand graduate students enroll in 21 master's and three doctoral programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, research labs, and in campus life. Over 66,000 alumni live in all 50 states and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission, professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion.

At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning and working environment that promotes diversity to foster a climate of inclusion. EPPIIC values and the principles of Inclusive Excellence are an essential part of the foundation for our learning and working environment. Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

The State System Employee Benefits Summary for faculty can be found at:

Required Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in field relevant to the area of application or related discipline
  • Evidence of ability to successfully teach diverse student populations.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication skills.
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Successful interview.
  • Successful teaching demonstration for class teaching assignments in an online asynchronous environment.
  • Successful completion of three background checks.

Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD or ABD in field relevant to area of application or related discipline.
  • Professional experience in the business or non-profit industries.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching in an online asynchronous environment.
  • Prior college-level teaching experience.

Job Description
The Department of Earth Sciences is committed to creating inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning environments and emphasizes engaging learner-focused approaches to online instruction. Millersville University occasionally needs temporary, part-time instructors to fulfill teaching responsibilities in the Department of Earth Sciences.

Applicants will teach graduate courses in the MS Integrated Scientific Applications degree program. The MS ISA degree is designed to produce exemplary industry professionals with cross-disciplinary skills and business knowledge. The MS ISA core curriculum includes courses to develop well-rounded business skills and requires six courses in topics including leadership, business operations, strategy and policy, professional writing, environmental economics, geographic information systems, and statistics. MS ISA includes concentrations in environmental earth systems management, geoinformatics, weather intelligence and risk management, and space weather and the environment. These concentrations all require four courses in the area of specialization.

Applicants will teach graduate courses in one or more of the following areas within the MS ISA curriculum: business operations management, strategy and policy, environmental economics, statistics, technical and professional writing, geographic information systems, geoinformatics, data management, environmental earth systems management, environmental policy, weather intelligence, weather risk management, and space weather. Courses are taught online asynchronously in an accelerated 7 week format.

Please see our website for course descriptions and program information: faculty members shall maintain a prorated number of office hours each week, at a minimum of twenty-five (25) minutes for each workload hour taught, at such days, times and locations as will accommodate the needs of the students.

This position is contingent upon sufficient enrollments in assigned classes.

For details, please see:
  • The CBA, Article 12.B.1, Effective teaching and fulfillment of professional responsibilities (p. 27);

CONTINUING SCHOLARLY GROWTH AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT and SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY AND/OR COMMUNITY: In addition to teaching, there is an expectation for scholarship and service commensurate with the assignment.
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: Other reasonable duties assigned within the faculty member’s field of competence.
PERFORMANCE REVIEW / EVALUATIONS: Please see the CBA, Article 12, Performance Review and Evaluation of Faculty (pp. 27-39).
DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION: [The Department of Earth Sciences is one of nine departments in the College of Science and Technology, with about 300 students enrolled in degree programs offered including BS in emergency management, BS in environmental Earth and ocean sciences, BSEd in secondary education in the Earth sciences, BS in meteorology, MS in emergency management, and MS in integrated scientific applications with concentrations in environmental Earth system management; geoinformatics; weather intelligence and risk management; and space weather and environment. We are a department of 11 faculty (four meteorologists, three geologists, two oceanographers, and two emergency managers), Weather Information Center director, full-time computer and networking specialist, secretary, and several adjuncts for the specialized graduate programs.]

Essential Functions
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Ability to:
    • sit or stand while teaching.
    • speak clearly.
    • communicate via writing exceptionally well
    • understand verbal communication (read and understand verbal messages).

  • Teach courses online at the higher education graduate level using lectures, demonstrations, class discussion, using online tools and/or equipment and/or other appropriate tools appropriate modes of education delivery.
  • Able to record and calculate grades, prepare course outline and syllabus, develop course and lesson plans, engage in the selection of appropriate textbooks and other teaching aids necessary to the delivery of instruction.
  • Use computer for email, obtain information on websites, prepare class documents, grade papers, submit final grades online and other duties related to teaching and advising students and serving the department, college, university and community.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risks.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and mouse.

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