Location: Worcester, MA Category: Faculty Posted On: Sun May 31 2020 Job Description:
Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor in Human Geography
Applicants are invited to apply for an academic year, non-tenure-track position in Human Geography at the Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor level. The position starts in August, 2020, and is potentially renewable for an additional year. The successful candidate will teach four courses (2-2 load) in human-environment and possibly urban geography, and will participate in student advising and mentoring, specifically 20 hours a week for program administration of the Geography BA, MSGIS-ADP, and PhD programs.
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position also includes health insurance benefits and a conference travel allowance (as permitted pending Covid guidelines/restrictions). Contact James McCarthy, Director of the School of Geography, if you have questions about the position (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Clark University School of Geography is one of the top ranked Ph.D. programs in the US with a growing undergraduate population distributed across three majors: geography, global environmental studies, and earth system science. Clark University is a private research university with a liberal arts focus in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Knowledge of the Clark undergraduate and PhD degree programs in Geography is required, and a Ph.D. in Geography or related field is preferred.
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Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed toscholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates its undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. The University’s engages students in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change. Clark University’s pioneering model of higher education, LEEP (Liberation Education and Effective Practice) compels undergraduate students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and prepares them for lives and careers of consequence.