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Location: Big Rapids, Michigan
Internal Number: 495335
|Position Title:||Adjunct Instructor 3 - Geography|
|Location:||Big Rapids (Main Campus)|
33600 - Social Sciences
|Advertised Salary:||$48,000 to $51,000 - Salary commensurate with qualifications pursuant to the FSU and FNTFO/AFT Agreement|
|Union Group:||Ferris Nontenure-Track Faculty Organization (FNTFO) (AFT)|
|Term of Position:||9 Month|
|At Will/Just Cause:||Just Cause|
|Summary of Position:||The Social Sciences Department has a need for a full-time temporary adjunct to teach geography related courses. Responsibilities include teaching general education courses, as well as courses that deliver key content for Geography Education, History Education, Social Studies Education, and Political Science Education programs. Must be able to teach Map Analysis and Introduction to GIS (with emphasis on Social Science application), as well as additional courses in Human Geography/World Regional Geography or Physical Geography/Climate, per department needs. |
This posting is for a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. The candidate selected for the position must reside in Michigan after acceptance of employment.
The start date for this position is August 2023.
|Position Type:||Faculty - Temporary & Continuing|
|Required Education:||Master's Degree in Geography.|
|Required Work Experience:||Evidence of potential for effective and innovative instructional practice. |
Ability to teach GIS and Map Analysis, along with intro level courses in physical and human geography, per department needs.
Demonstrated research experience utilizing GIS.
|Required Licenses and Certifications:|
|Physical Demands:|| |
|Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered:||Ph.D. in Geography. |
Higher education teaching experience.
Experience working with diverse populations of students.
|Essential Duties/Responsibilities:||Teach general education and program-required courses in Introductory GIS for Social Applications, Map Analysis, World Regional Geography, Cultural Geography, Physical Geography, Weather and Climate and/or others as needed and based on candidate capabilities and department needs. |
Provide up-to-date coursework and course-related materials.
Maintain a safe and engaging learning environment.
Keep office hours at times convenient for students.
Meet with classes at their scheduled times.
Effective teaching by way of good communication, assessment of student learning, and adaptation to various levels of student preparation.
Carry out teaching and professional development responsibilities under the supervision of the Social Sciences Department Chair and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (or their designee).
Responsibilities include maintaining the confidentiality of designated information and performing duties in compliance with applicable policies and procedures.
Faculty members also have professional responsibilities which may include continuing professional development; participation in curriculum development and university committees; orientation, recruitment, and registration of students; keeping regular posted office hours (which are scheduled at times convenient for students), and participation in traditional functions which have academic significance (ex. reporting initial student participation data and submitting final grades on time). Faculty may required to teach off-campus or in an on-line environment.
Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
|Skills and Abilities:||Ability to travel to teaching assignments and events during both day and evening hours. |
Ability to provide structured learning experiences utilizing official course learning outcomes.
Ability to teach theory and methods of map design, map use and analysis, map symbolization, and graphic communication concepts.
Ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team setting.
Ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
Able to utilize ArcMap/Arc GIS and effectively instruct students in the usage of this software.
Effective interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
|Required Documents:|| |
|Special Instructions to Applicants:||Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of Master’s Degree in Geography. |
Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
|Initial Application Review Date: ||April 17th, 2023|
|Open Until Position is Filled?:||True|
|Posting Close Date: |
|EEO Statement:||Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence. Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at ferris.edu. The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.|
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