Job Detail

Organization: James Madison University
Title: Adjunct for introductory GIS / cartography course
Location: Harrisonburg, VA USA

Posted: 2022-12-19
Application Deadline:

Position Description:


The School of Integrated Sciences’ Geography Program at James Madison University seeks a part-time instructor to teach one or two sections of GEOG 215: Introduction to Geographic Information Science and Cartography for the Spring, 2023 semester. Each section will contain approximately 30 undergraduate students. Currently the classes are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:35 – 10:50, and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:10 – 12:25, but it may be possible to change the times to fit the instructor’s schedule. Course instruction will take place in person at JMU’s Harrisonburg, VA campus, and class materials created by faculty members who have taught the class in the past will be available for use if desired.

Course description:

GEOG 215. Introduction to Geographic Information Science and Cartography (3 credits)
Basic principles of geographic information systems and map design, including their use in spatial analysis and information management.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Teach one or two sections of GEOG 215 within the School of Integrated Sciences during the Spring, 2023 semester. Classes begin on January 17 and finish on May 11.


A master's degree or Ph.D. in a relevant field is preferred, but an exceptional candidate with a bachelor’s degree and considerable professional experience in GIS and cartography may be considered.

Pay Rate:

The successful candidate will be paid $3978 per section.


To apply please send the following items as e-mail attachments to Dr. Zachary Bortolot, [email protected]:
• A cover letter that includes a description of your teaching philosophy
• A resume or curriculum vitae
• The contact information for 1 – 3 references who can speak to your teaching and/or technical abilities

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until it is filled.

If you have any questions about the position or applying for it, please contact Dr. Bortolot by e-mail ([email protected]) or phone (540-568-6343).

Diversity and inclusion:

James Madison University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer and especially encourages applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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