Visiting Assistant Professor (Geomorphology and Remote Sensing)

Environment, Geography, and Earth Sciences

Openings: 1


Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for full-time one-semester position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Environment, Geography, and Earth Sciences to begin September 1, 2022

Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We seek candidates whose experience has prepared them to help us realize our college-wide goal of engagement and inclusion of culturally and racially diverse audiences in the humanities, arts, and sciences. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip 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.

Minnesota is home to a vibrant African American community and growing communities of Hmong, Latinx, and Somali peoples, as well as significant numbers of Indigenous people. We believe that representation from all of these groups contributes positively to our student body.

We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in pluralism. We engage in this work at a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA) College of Swedish immigrant heritage that is a leading residential, national liberal arts institution of 2200 students.

Department Information: The Department of Environment, Geography, and Earth Sciences (EGE) brings together the traditional disciplines of Geography and Geology with the interdisciplinary field of Environmental Studies into a single, interdisciplinary department that seeks to understand our planetary home from a variety of perspectives. Students in the department may seek majors/minors in Environmental Studies (ENV), Geography (GEG), or Geology (GEO), and EGE faculty may be fully or jointly appointed in the department. We are located in a newly renovated state-of-the-art building and have strong relationships with colleagues from other departments. We also have cutting-edge instrumentation including 3 Emriver stream tables and a new scanning electron microscope, among other field and lab instrumentation, that faculty are welcome to use in teaching and/or research.

Major/Essential Functions: The teaching assignment will be 3 course equivalents (a 200-level geomorphology course with lab and a 300-level remote sensing course with lab).

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
  • Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable)
  • The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and teaching effectiveness; please indicate the teaching reference in your letter of application). Please do not ask references to submit letters of recommendation; the committee will conduct reference checks by phone.

Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. At this time, please only upload the required documents listed above; finalists will be asked to submit syllabi and/or course materials. 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, gender identity, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in geoscience (or a related field); we will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in undergraduate teaching
  • Evidence of a commitment to undergraduate student advising
  • Experience working with people 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:

  • Experience teaching upper-level geomorphology and remote sensing courses
  • Experience/connections with geoscience industries or employers

Posted May 13, 2022


Laura Triplett | | 507-933-7442

Posted: Fri May 13, 2022

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