Visiting Assistant Professor (Physical And Environmental Geography) Geography
Description Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time, one-year position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography to begin September 1, 2021 and ending May 30, 2022.
Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We seek candidates whose experience has prepared them to help us realize our college-wide goal of engagement and inclusion of culturally and racially diverse audiences in liberal arts and sciences. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education.
Minnesota is home to a vibrant African American community and growing communities of Hmong, Latinx, and Somali peoples, as well as significant numbers of Indigenous people. We believe that representation from all of these groups contributes positively to our student body.
We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in pluralism. We engage in this work at a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA) College of Swedish immigrant heritage that is a leading residential, national liberal arts institution of 2200 students.
The mission of the Gustavus Adolphus College Geography Department is to create a community that nurtures knowledge, skills, and values that guide us in an increasingly complex and interdependent world. Through innovative teaching and scholarship, we seek to cultivate in our students a critical awareness of human-environment relationships, an understanding of the varied dimensions of global change, and respect for the diversity of places and people. We are committed to applying geographic knowledge to build an economically, socially, and environmentally just world.
Major/Essential Functions: The annual teaching assignment will be 7 course equivalents, one of which may be a one-month January Term intensive course determined by the candidate and appropriate to the candidate's expertise. Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses and labs that contribute to the Geography and Environmental Studies majors, such as Introductory courses in Physical Geography, Climate Change, Human/Environment interactions, and contributions to general education.
Application Procedures: To apply, visit https://gustavus.edu/jobs and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:
Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications
A brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy
Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable)
The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and teaching effectiveness; please indicate the teaching reference in your letter of application). Please do not ask references to submit letters of recommendation; the committee will conduct reference checks by phone.
For full consideration, applications must be received by April 12, 2021. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.
Gustavus Adolphus College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.
Prerequisites Minimum Qualifications:
PhD in Geography (or a related field); we will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status and who will complete their degree by September 1, 2021
Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching
Evidence of a commitment to undergraduate teaching and student advising
Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential
Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education. We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in heritage and pluralism. We engage in this work at a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students.