Job Description Summary
The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Eastern Oregon University invites applications for a part-time online educator in Geography to cover the GEOG 201 Introduction to GIS course, which will be taught online once per year beginning in the 2023-2024 Academic Year. This course serves a general population of students at EOU, including its link to the general education curriculum for our Natural, Mathematical & Informational Sciences (SMI) category. Students in multiple degree programs across campus will utilize this course to meet required and/or elective skill development to prepare them for careers after college.
There is possibility for future online teaching opportunities, which will be made on an as needed basis. All appointments for part-time online educators are made on an as needed basis, and assignments will be term by term. EOU offers courses in 10-week terms, with one week of finals. The program has an immediate need for an instructor to teach a course in our Winter Term, 2024, which begins on Monday, January 8.
This position is open until filled with first review of applications on 11/06/2023.
Commitment to collegial collaboration across several programs whose non-Geography majors need GIS basic skills as a component of their education.
Additional responsibilities include development and regular functional use of an LMS course shell (Canvas) that engages students in learning activities, including such elements as active discussion boards, timely assignment feedback, and keeping upgraded grades for students.
Successful candidates must be committed to ensuring that every student is a full member of the EOU community and that all community members recognize, promote and take advantage of the educational and cultural value of diversity.
Master's degree in Geography (GIS specialization).
College teaching experience.
Must satisfactorily complete EOU criminal and credential background check. Having a criminal history is not an automatic bar to employment.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Eastern Oregon University will not sponsor applicants for employment visas.
Technical competence using ESRI's ArcGIS suite with a working knowledge of other GIS programs.
Professional work experience with GIS databases & analyses in an applied setting.
Three (3) years of online classroom or distance learning experience preferred.
Experience scaffolding academic success and persistence with first generation, under-represented, and/or under-served students.
Demonstrated excellence in teaching in a liberal arts curriculum (e.g. certified in Quality Matters or other professional teacher training activities).
Open Date: 10/23/2023
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Summary
Applicants must provide:
1) A cover letter that addresses relevant expertise and teaching experience, and why this position is attractive to the applicant,
2) A curriculum vitae including the names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of three professional references,
3) Transcripts (official required for finalists),
4) One-page statement of teaching philosophy.
Candidates are encouraged to review the values and principles of Eastern Oregon University: https://www.eou.edu/strategy/values-and-principles.
Only complete files of qualified applicants will be reviewed. To apply, please go to https://eou.peopleadmin.com
Eastern Oregon University - Oregon's Rural University! - is a respected public, higher education institution of academic excellence. Passionate faculty and staff thrive and together fulfill their career ambitions to serve students from all walks of life.
EOU is a beautiful, quaint campus nestled in a remarkably scenic, high elevation valley populated by wonderful, community-minded citizens that have balanced work-life flexibility.
Eastern Oregon University is an EEO Employer and welcomes applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, US Veterans, and persons with disabilities. EOU is committed to providing equal opportunity in its recruitment, admissions, educational programs, activities and employment without illegal discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, marital status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any status as protected by state or federal law.
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