Lecturer – Earth Science, Hydrology

Orem, Utah, United States

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Job description

Position Category: Faculty – Non Tenure Track (FT)

Utah Valley University invites applications for a non-tenure track lecturer positions in Earth Science. This faculty member conducts assigned undergraduate courses and seminars, including Hydrology I and Hydrology II. Plans, prepares, and follows an approved course of study with measurable objectives. Prepares and distributes course syllabi; conducts class meetings as assigned and scheduled; holds office hours; interacts with and assists students as needed; assesses students using established methods and submits grades in a timely manner. Participates in committees and department meetings as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited institution with an M.S. in geology, or a closely related field required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge of subject matter and course content of the courses to be taught which may include courses emphasizing both theory and practice.
  • Advanced knowledge of hydrology, including groundwater and/or surface water hydrology.
  • Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques in upper and lower division courses.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of program and curriculum development and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of and expertise in current trends in education, engaged learning and service learning, learning technologies (e.g. digital technologies for classroom management and distance education), and public presentation.
  • Skills in verbal and written communication.
  • Skills in time management and organization.
  • Skills in student management, motivation, evaluation.
  • Skills in instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Skills in operating equipment and software commonly used in data collection and processing in the field of expertise.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, agency administrators, and community practitioners from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Ability to produce scholarly work.
  • Ability to maintain currency on the subject matter.
  • Ability to serve on committees and perform service activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited institution with an PhD in geology, or a closely related field preferred.
  • Demonstrable excellence in teaching preferred.
  • Experience teaching introductory courses in geology, GIS, and physical geography preferred.

Physical Requirements:
Typical of teaching, may require walking, standing, and sitting for extended periods of time. Frequent fine hand manipulation associated with the use of a computer keyboard.

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC25118 Earth Science Faculty
Review Start Date: 06/11/2018
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: May be required to teach evening or weekend classes (negotiable).Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the Review Start Date.” This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.Please list a minimum of three references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a letter of recommendation.

How to apply

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/7037

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicants qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Utah Valley University (UVU) is a student-centered teaching institution dedicated to building communities of engaged learners by developing its students and employees to be people of integrity who are good stewards of place (their community) and professionally competent in their chosen profession.