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Visiting Ass't Professor in Geog Info Sci

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Visiting Ass't Professor in Geog Info Sci
Faculty Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor
Posting Number: TR0170040
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

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

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check? Yes
Describe Other:
Employment Comments:
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)

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

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
Percent Employment: Full-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Range: none
Department: Geography
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 04/13/2017
Review Begin Date: 05/15/2017
Job Close Date: (if applicable) 01/14/3000
Restricted to university employees only?
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/75532

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Other Doc
Optional Documents