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Organization: Salisbury University
Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Geography
Location: Salisbury, MD
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2017-03-31

Position Description:


Visiting Assistant Professor of Geography

The Department of Geography & Geosciences at Salisbury University is accepting applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position. This is a 10-month teaching position with the opportunity to engage in research. Salisbury University's Department of Geography and Geosciences prides itself on giving undergraduate students an advanced, challenging learning experience. We seek an energetic individual committed to challenging both graduate and undergraduate students with integrated instruction and exploration.

Area of Specialization: Geographic Information Science

Primary Job Duties/Responsibilities: Teach core and advanced undergraduate courses in GIScience, and/or graduate courses in our GIS Management program (12 credit hours per semester). An example of courses that the applicant might teach include Introduction to GIS, Cartographic Visualization, GIS for Business, and GIS for Planning. Additionally, the opportunity may arise to offer courses in his/her specific area of expertise. The candidate will be invited to join existing externally-funded outreach activities of the Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative (ESRGC).

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or ABD in Geography or related field, with a concentration in Geographic Information Science, required at time of appointment. If ABD, the candidate would be hired at the rank of Instructor.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: This position is primarily focused on undergraduate teaching, and thus, the candidate is expected to utilize effective teaching and classroom management strategies which enhance the success of diverse learners. A demonstrated ability to support undergraduate student research is important. Experience using the ESRI suite of GIS products is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience using open source GIS software is beneficial.

Applications submitted by April 25, 2017 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin August 2017. Please visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/HR/careers/ to apply online.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: 1) a letter of interest describing your teaching experience and teaching approach to include evidence of teaching effectiveness; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) transcripts; 4) statements of research and teaching interests; and, 5) the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Dr. Arthur J. Lembo, Jr., at ajlembo@salisbury.edu

All other documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any other documents via E-mail.

This position is based in Salisbury Maryland. Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 58 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University features a beautiful campus close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU is consistently ranked among the nation's top colleges and 'best values' by the U.S. News & World Report, the Princeton Review and other publications. SU has 416 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8,700.

The Department of Geography and Geosciences at Salisbury University consists of 16 faculty members with specializations in GIScience, Atmospheric Science, Physical Geography, Geology, Human Geography and Environmental/Land-Use Planning. The Department offers a graduate degree in GIS Management and undergraduate degrees in Geography, Earth Science, Earth Science for Secondary Education, and Urban/Land Use Planning. In addition, the ESRGC is an outreach entity of the Department and conducts applied sponsored research in excess of $500,000 a year. The ESRGC is managed by the GIS faculty and employs a staff of ten GIS professionals and students, both graduate and undergraduate, in our GIS programs.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University's commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit http://www.salisbury.edu/equity/.

Salisbury University (SU) has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, 100 Holloway Hall; Tel. (410) 548-3508

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