Overview

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Position Summary:
The Department of Geography at Virginia Tech is seeking applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor for a restricted 9 month appointment beginning in August 2017 to teach the equivalent of three classes per semester for the academic year 2017-2018. We seek an energetic geographer committed to excellent teaching with expertise in Geographic Information Science with the knowledge and skills to teach courses in both Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing. The courses will be offerings of existing foundational classes (Principles of GIS, Modeling in GIS, and Introduction to Remote Sensing), and therefore syllabi, and lecture and lab materials will be provided to ensure students are fully prepared for more advanced courses. Some specific teaching assignments will be for leading multiple lab sections as opposed to full lecture instruction. The successful applicant will also be requested to teach an additional course related to GIS or RS in their specialty area. Full information concerning the department and university can be found at: http://www.geography.vt.edu and http://www.vt.edu. Sample syllabi for the courses are available by request.

Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. in geography or a closely related field by time of appointment

Demonstrated expertise and enthusiasm in teaching GIS and Remote Sensing

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in use of innovative teaching techniques

Must have a conviction check?
Yes

How to Apply for this Job:
Qualified applicants must apply at http://jobs.vt.edu, posting number TR0170040, where they will submit, an online application and (please use the categories suggested for upload)* a cover letter highlighting teaching experience and interests (cover letter)* current curriculum vitae (Resume/Curriculum vita)* full contact information for two references (list of references)* evidence of teaching excellence, typically teaching evaluations (Other Doc)

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Employee Category:
Instructional/Research Faculty

Appointment Type:
Restricted

If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
May 12, 2018

FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime

Tenure Status:
Non-Tenure Track

Academic Year or Calendar Year?
Standard Academic Year

Work Location:
Blacksburg

Location Zip Code:
24061

 

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