The Department of Geography, Environment and Society in the College of Liberal Arts occasionally needs teaching specialists or lecturers to teach courses on a variety of topics that cannot be staffed by regular faculty or graduate students. Openings of this kind sometimes occur for teaching evening and summer session courses, as well as day courses and courses offered through Independent and Distance Learning.
This does not constitute a posting for vacancies, but establishes a pool of applicants should openings occur during the 2016-2017 academic year. Applicants will be selected from this pool on an as-needed basis through the academic year. Appointments are part-time and may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.
The teaching specialist or lecturer may be responsible for all aspects of teaching, including course design, lectures, laboratory exercises, and grading. Applicants will be selected from this pool on an as-needed basis for appointments for the 2016-2017 academic year (fall and/or spring terms) and/or Summer 2017.
BA/BS in Geography or related field;
knowledge of Geography principles and technology;
some specialized knowledge related to Geography, Urban Studies, and/or GIS.
M.A. or Ph.D. in Geography or related field. Teaching (e.g., training workshops, short courses, college/university) and/or professional experience.
Applicants with a B.A. or M.A. will be appointed at the Teaching Specialist level; those with a Ph.D. will be appointed at the Lecturer level.
Candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and be capable of delivering high-quality instruction to a diverse student body.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.