Visiting Assistant Professor of Geography (Energy Geography)


Openings: 1


Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time one-year position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography to begin September 1, 2019.

Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students. We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in heritage and boldly open to insight. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equipping students to lead purposeful lives and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education. We seek employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity.

The Department of Geography at Gustavus Adolphus College is a community nurturing knowledge, skills, and values to guide us in an increasingly complex and interdependent world. Through innovative teaching and scholarship, we cultivate in our students a critical awareness of human-environment relationships, an understanding of the varied dimensions of global change, and respect for the world’s diversity of places and people. We are committed to applying geographic knowledge to build an economically, socially, and environmentally just world.

Major/Essential Functions: The annual teaching assignment will be six or seven courses, one of which may be a one-month January Term experiential course determined by the candidate and appropriate to the candidate’s expertise. Primary teaching responsibilities will include Energy Geography, Human Geography, and contributions to general education.

Application Procedures: To apply, visit and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:

  • Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • A brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy;
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness) (e.g., sample syllabus, teaching evaluations, assignment prompt);
  • Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and
  • The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and effectiveness).

For full consideration, applications must be received by March 18, 2019. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.

Gustavus Adolphus College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in Geography or a related field (PhD preferred);
  •  Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching;
  • A commitment to undergraduate teaching and student advising; and
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach the course Global Migration.

Posted 2/21/2019


Joaquín Villanueva | | 507-933-6283

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019

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