Term Assistant Professor/Instructor, Geography

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Mar 05, 2022
May 05, 2023
Full Time
Term Assistant Professor/Instructor, GeographyThe George Mason University Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science (GGS) invites applications for a Term Assistant Professor/Instructor position beginning August 2022. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Responsibilities:The selected candidate will teach core and advanced courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in our successful programs. The typical instructional workload is four courses per semester with an option to teach a course during the summer. The selected candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach courses in physical geography, from broad introductory levels to more specific sub-disciplines at the graduate and upper-level undergraduate levels. Additional courses will be determined in consultation with the department and can include topics in environmental geography, geoinformation technology/GIS, human geography, and regional specializations. Teaching modalities will include both in-person and online, and possibly hybrid courses. The selected candidate is also expected to participate in departmental service as needed.Required Qualifications:Ph.D. in geography, or a closely related field is required for the Term Assistant Professor position;M.S. in geography, or a closely related field is required for the Term Instructor position; andAbility to teach physical geography courses.Preferred Qualifications:Teaching experience at the college level;Teaching experience in varied modalities (in-person, hybrid, synchronous, and asynchronous online);Ability to teach other geographic topics (environment, geoinformation, human, regional);Ability in departmental service (advising, outreach, etc.); andExperience with undergraduate or graduate student mentoring or research.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F676Az at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload (1) a cover letter (detailing teaching specialization and interests), (2) an up-to-date curriculum vitae, (3) teaching portfolio (to be uploaded in the field labeled 'other doc'), and (4) the names of three to five professional references with their contact information, including e-mail addresses.For more information about GGS, visit us on the web at http://ggs.gmu.edu/.

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