University of Redlands

ANNOUNCEMENT OF FACULTY POSITION OPENING


POSITION:   Visiting Assistant Professor
DEPARTMENT:   Spatial Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
APPOINTMENT:   Faculty, non-tenure-track position
AVAILABLE:   September 2017
POSTING DATE:   February 3, 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE:   Open until Filled

       
The University of Redlands Spatial Studies Program seeks applicants for a one-year, renewable up to three years, visiting assistant professor position. The visitor will teach six course equivalents/year within our undergraduate Spatial Studies Minor Program. These diverse teaching responsibilities extend over an 9-month period each year.

The successful candidate will teach introductory GIS and spatial thinking courses targeted towards undergraduate students from a wide range of disciplines, including environmental studies, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Additional undergraduate courses may include an undergraduate lab in which GIS is applied to topics of the candidate’s choice. Opportunities will exist to collaborate with other departments and faculty across campus. However, the primary responsibilities are teaching, advising as appropriate, and contributing to curriculum design.  A strong commitment to undergraduate education, including mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and working closely with student researchers, is essential.

The University of Redlands is a private, comprehensive liberal arts institution located 60 miles east of Los Angeles in a town of 70,000. The campus is surrounded by orange groves and sits at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains, one hour from the coast, and 40 miles west of Palm Springs.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:   Candidates will have an earned Doctorate in a liberal arts and sciences discipline with significant emphasis in applied use of GIS for instruction and/or research. Also, demonstrated excellence in teaching GIS at the undergraduate level is necessary. Preference will be given to candidates with excellent communication skills, experience in teaching project-based GIS courses, and demonstrated ability and interest in working in multi-disciplinary and collaborative academic settings. 

Inquiries:   Inquiries can be directed to Rebecca Lyons, Spatial Studies Program Director, at rebecca_lyons@redlands.edu.

To Apply:   Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief statement of teaching philosophy, list of courses/subjects you would be able to teach, and three letters of recommendation, with at least one of the letters addressing the candidate’s teaching effectiveness to apply@redlands.edu. Limit attachments to 11 MB per email.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if selected for the interview process and accommodations are needed, please call 909/748-8040.

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