Overview

The Department of Geology and Geography in the College of Science and Mathematics invites applications and nominations for the position of Lecturer of Geography.

Georgia Southern University, classified as a doctoral/research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is a member of the University System of Georgia. As the largest and most comprehensive research institution in southeast Georgia, the University is a residential campus of more than 20,500 students representing 48 states and 89 nations.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Georgia Southern offers a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degrees and selected master’s and doctoral programs through eight colleges: Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Information Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Public Health, Science and Mathematics and Graduate Studies. With an emphasis on academic distinction, excellent teaching, research and student success, Georgia Southern offers both undergraduate and graduate students an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery and personal growth.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern lays claim to being the most beautiful campus in the state. Comprising more than 900 acres, the University grounds are an arboretum-like treasure featuring gently rolling lawns, scenic ponds and soaring pines. Located in Statesboro, a safe Main Street community of approximately 30,000 residents not far from Savannah and Hilton Head Island, Georgia Southern provides the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a smaller college.

Within this setting, the Department of Geology and Geography currently offers undergraduate degree programs in both geography and geology and a minor in GIS. In addition, our new master’s degree program in Applied Geography will welcome our first cohort of students in Fall semester, 2017.

Position Description. Reporting to the Department Chair, the Lecturer of Geography will be a broadly trained geographer. Areas of desired teaching interests include, but are not limited, to political, economic, cultural, regional geography and/or nature-society. The position, which is primarily teaching and service orientated, requires a terminal degree. The individual selected will participate in teaching core introductory courses in geography and upper-level undergraduate geography classes in his/her specialty. The position is a 9-month, non-tenure track, lecturer appointment, renewable on an annual basis for up to six years. The possibility of promotion to senior lecturer exists in year six upon demonstration of excellence in teaching. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
Earned PhD by August 1, 2017 in geography or a closely related discipline with at least 18 graduate semester hours in geography

Preferred Qualifications:
Previous teaching experience (full-time or part-time)
Specialty that complements the Department’s existing areas of expertise

Screening of applications begins February 28, 2017, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2017. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Wei Tu, Search Chair, Search 67407
Department of Geology and Geography
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8149
Statesboro GA 30460-8149
912.478.5233
Electronic mail: wtu@GeorgiaSouthern.edu

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://cosm.georgiasouthern.edu/geo/. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.