Job Detail

Organization: Fort Lewis College
Title: Visiting Instructor of Geography and GIS
Location: Durango, CO

Posted: 2021-02-03
Application Deadline: 2021-03-07

Position Description:

The Department of Geosciences at Fort Lewis College is seeking a Visiting Instructor of Geography and GIS for the 2021-2022 academic year (Aug - May). The Visiting Instructor will teach Introductory and Intermediate GIS courses, along with Weather and Climate, an introductory Physical Geography course. The position will work closely with other faculty in the Department of Geosciences, which offers, among other things, a GIS certificate program. This position will contribute to courses in that certificate program.

The candidate will be expected to teach primarily using ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online.

• Completion of an M.S. or higher in GIS, Geography, Geosciences, or a related field by Aug 28, 2021
• Two or more years of experience using Esri GIS software products, including ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online
• Ability to teach GIS at the introductory and intermediate levels
• Ability to teach an introductory Weather and Climate course

• PhD in GIS, Geography, Geosciences, or a related field
• Experience teaching college-level courses in Geography and/or GIS
• Four or more years of experience using Esri GIS software products, including ArcGIS Pro, ArcMap, and ArcGIS Online, as applied to the physical and natural sciences
• Two or more years of experience using alternate GIS software, such as QGIS
• Familiarity with the Geography of the Four Corners region

• Teach 27 contact hours per year (~12-15 per semester)
• Fall semester courses will include GEOG310 – Introduction to Computer Mapping and GIS, GEOG235 – Weather and Climate
• Spring semester courses in the spring semester: GEOG310 – Introduction to Computer Mapping and GIS and GEOG350 – Intermediate GIS (Vector Analysis)
• Supervise upper-level undergraduate students on semester-long GIS independent study projects
• Advise students about career and academic opportunities associated with GIS
• Participate in Departmental Faculty meetings
• Work with GIS Certificate Coordinator to plan and implement changes to the program.
• Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities
• Maintains knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility including the American with Disabilities Act and Section 508
• Produces and remediates digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards
• Perform other duties as assigned

Fort Lewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas.

Salary is $39,000, for the 9 month academic term, plus a comprehensive benefits package.

A complete application packet includes:
• Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position. Include details regarding how your course design and personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion. “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?”
• Curriculum vitae
• Names and contact information for three current, professional references

Submit materials as one PDF file via email to:

[email protected]

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