The Department of Social Sciences is seeking a visiting full-time instructor of GIS beginning Fall 2018. The position will be primarily responsible for the teaching and management of introductory college-level courses in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with a five-course load (15 hours) per semester. Candidates with teaching interest in web GIS and python scripting for ArcGIS are encouraged to apply. A masterâ™s degree is required. Responsibilities will include assisting the department with advising of GIS & geography majors and in recruiting students. We seek candidates who can contribute to the educational mission of the geography & GIS program. Promotion as an instructor and to tenure-track may be considered on performance, research interests, program needs and degree requirements.
The department requires a letter of application, evidence of teaching effectiveness to include teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations; curriculum vitae; transcripts (official or unofficial) and two recommendation letters. If you are not able to attach the documents when applying, please mail the requested documents to:
Dr. Eric V. Morrow
Department of Social Sciences
Tarleton State University
Box T-0660, Tarleton Station
Stephenville, TX 76402
If mailing, please make sure you reference the Requisition Number and title of this position.
80 % Teach up to 15 hours course load per semester, implement effective teaching/learning processes, incorporating appropriate methodology, technology and other tools; Remain current in the discipline and update course contents when appropriate to reflect current levels of student knowledge in the discipline; develop a system for ongoing evaluation of both teaching and learning, including expectations of student competency and student learning outcomes; Work in partnership with immediate supervisor through a formal system of evaluation of instruction to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify professional development activities to improve student learning; Willingness to teach late afternoon and evening classes when scheduled as part of the regular teaching assignment;
20% Participate in professional, college and departmental activities, meetings, and events;
Maintain an appropriate schedule of office hours for student access and inquiry.
Required Education/Experience/Skills: Faculty members in the rank of instructor must hold at least a masterâ™s degree approved by the University and recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as appropriate to the academic area they serve; be knowledgeable in their discipline; and demonstrate the potential for effective instruction as evaluated by their peers, department head, and college dean. Teachers of record must possess minimum Southern Association of Colleges and Schools credential standards, which normally include Masterâ™s degree with 18 graduate semester credit hours in the subject area or suitable approved justification.
Candidates will demonstrate an ability to apply spatial methods across a variety of disciplinary approaches, such as the natural sciences and social sciences.
Preferred Education: Masterâ™s in Geography or GIS, or Bachelor's in Geography, Masterâ™s in geology, sociology, environmental science, history, meteorology or oceanography or the equivalent.Ability to teach Introduction to Human Geography and World Regional Geography is an additional preference.
1. Experience in both classroom and distance education modes of instruction. 2. Experience with applications of remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS), and in teaching the essentials of these technologies 3. Experience using multiple teaching strategies in a classroom setting 4. Interest in working with other faculties in developing new curriculum in the GIS and Geography program, and in promoting its growth.
Internal Number: R-004714
About Tarleton State University
With its main campus in Stephenville, an hour southwest of Fort Worth, Tarleton State University offers the value of a Texas A&M University System degree with its own brand of personal attention, individual opportunities, history, tradition and community. Tarleton is a vibrant learning community with nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a doctorate in education, within five colleges—Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology. Tarleton’s research centers include the renowned Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research and the Southwest Regional Dairy Center. Recent additions to the Stephenville campus consist of a state of the art Nursing Building, and a new $25 million living and learning residence hall for 500 students. Tarleton has extended the reach of state-supported, affordable education by expanding online undergraduate and graduate programs with classes in Waco, Midlothian and the Southwest Metroplex Center in Fort Worth. Tarleton offers a traditional, residential college experience with a lively campus atmosphere, intercollegiate athletics, dozens of student or...ganizations and cultural attractions. Students benefit from the personal attention, warmth and faculty interaction found at smaller, liberal arts institutions.
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