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2021-22 Hiring Pool - Geography, GIS & Sustainability Department

Position Details Position Information

Position Title 2021-22 Hiring Pool - Geography, GIS & Sustainability Department Department Geography, GIS, and Sustainability FTE PT FLSA Exempt Job Type Part-Time Job EEO Category Faculty UNC Background Physical Demands

Those typical of a collegiate lecturer.

Job Summary

Temporary, part-time adjunct faculty in Geography, GIS, & Sustainability. Online and face-to-face teaching opportunities may be available for a large variety of courses.

Minimum Qualifications

The Department of Geography, GIS, & Sustainability requires an academic degree in the discipline (Geography, Geospatial Technologies, Planning, Ecology, Environmental Studies, or Sustainability). Candidates for Lecturer position will have at least 18 graduate credits in appropriate discipline and must hold an M.A., M.S., or J.D.

GIS Courses
The Department has established a minimum threshold for tested experience when determining faculty qualifications to teach GIS courses by means other than earned credential. To be considered qualified through tested experience to teach a GIS course, an applicant must meet at least two of the following criteria:
* A graduate degree in computer science, general science, planning, or a spatial discipline related to any of the specialty groups defined by the American Association of Geographers (;
* A record of research, creative activity, scholarship or professional achievement relevant to geographic theories, approaches, and methods.
* Relevant certifications, licensure, or additional credentials relevant to GIS.

Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ENST) Courses
The Department has established a minimum threshold for tested experience when determining faculty qualifications by means other than earned credential. To be considered through tested experience, an applicant must meet two of the following criteria:
* Substantial graduate level coursework or methodological training related to Environmental Studies and Sustainability including natural sciences, resource economics, geography & GIS, environmental sociology, earth sciences, biology, and other related disciplines;
* A record of research, creative activity, scholarship or professional achievement appropriate the field of instruction;
* Relevant certification, licensures, or other professional credentials relevant to the field of instruction.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate in a discipline appropriate to the one in which the candidate wishes to teach. Past record of successful college-level teaching experience in the discipline of employment. For online teaching, one or more semesters' worth of online teaching experience. Experience using the Canvas platform and with courses that have received Quality Matters approval is advantageous.

Posting Details Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00502 Position Number Desired Start Date 08/19/2021 Open Date 04/21/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of three professional references with contact information, and copies of unofficial transcripts clearly indicating the highest degree conferred. Your application will remain on file for the 2021-22 Academic Year. Should your qualifications match a potential opening within the program, you will be contacted directly by the Department of Geography, GIS and Sustainability. Only applicants whose qualifications are a potential match for a part-time vacancy will be contacted. Please note that official transcripts will be required within 30 days of hire. References may be contacted during the review process and/or at the time of hire.

If you are not contacted or hired within this academic year to teach, if you wish to continue to be considered for openings in subsequent years, you will need to resubmit your materials to the next academic year's adjunct faculty posting (if applicable - not all programs will accept new applications each year).

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

Additional Requirements and Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
Salary Range
$28,000.00 - $43,000.00
per Year
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