Geography: Visiting Instructor of GIS and Interim Director of Spatial Analysis Lab - 000080G
The Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of Richmond invites applications for a full-time one year appointment as visiting instructor of GIS and interim director of the department's spatial analysis lab beginning in August 2019.
We seek candidates capable of teaching at all levels in geospatial analysis. The teaching load for the 2019-20 academic year will be two sections of Foundations of Geospatial Analysis per semester with an additional advanced GIS course in the spring term. Management of the spatial analysis lab includes mentoring and managing interns, facilitating student research, and general oversight of the lab. PhD preferred though the search committee will consider candidates with an MA or MS in Geography, Geosciences, or a related field.
The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With nearly 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and 92% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students "to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society."
The School of Arts and Sciences, the liberal arts core of the University, is a thriving and inclusive community of 230 faculty, twenty-two departments and ten interdisciplinary programs. We offer distinctive and engaging learning opportunities to students and outstanding resources to support the scholarly, creative and pedagogical activities of the faculty. For information about the foundations, goals and initiatives of the School of Arts and Sciences, see the Concept 30 Strategic Plan at https://as.richmond.edu/concept30/index.html.
The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the Department of Geography and the Environment and the Spatial Analysis Lab, see https://geography.richmond.edu/.
Applicants should visit our career site (http://jobs.richmond.edu) to apply. Specific questions can be directed to David Salisbury, Chair of the Department of Geography and the Environment, at Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter containing a brief summary of teaching interests, experience, and teaching philosophy. Teaching evaluations should also be included where possible. In addition, please include copies of academic transcripts and the names of three references who will receive an email asking them to submit their reference letters to the University's Human Resources department at One of these references must be able to speak to the candidate's record of or potential for excellence in teaching. Review of applications will begin July 15, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.
Internal Number: req1833_1560782862
About University of Richmond
About UR: At the University of Richmond, we’re creative, inclusive, and determined. We’re Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There’s only one place like Richmond.
UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE