Multiple full-time, renewable Lecture positions, Rowan University Geography, Planning, and Sustainability

February 14 2018

The Department of Geography, Planning, and Sustainability at Rowan University seeks to hire multiple individuals committed to excellence in undergraduate education and student mentoring as full-time Lecturers to begin Fall 2018. The positions will be offered as renewable, multiyear 10-month contracts, with benefits. The appointments are non-tenure track but do offer the opportunity for promotion to Senior Lecturer and Master Lecturer. Lecturers will teach 24 credit hours over two semesters with the option to teach overload and the possibility of teaching summer classes for additional compensation. Successful candidates should employ effective contemporary pedagogical techniques. Lecturers will be expected to contribute to departmental and university service through membership on department-, school-, and/or university-level committees, advising student organizations, coordinating introductory course offerings, and/or assisting with curriculum development among various potential contributions. We seek individuals who are eager to contribute to departmental teaching initiatives in the following areas:

Planning: We seek applicants with expertise in urban and regional planning to teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses, and potentially courses at the Masters-level. Individuals with a background in community/economic development, community food and health, transportation, or planning methods are desired.

GIS: We seek applicants with expertise in GIS to teach introductory and upper-level geospatial courses, potentially including GIS, Geospatial Analysis, Remote Sensing, Spatial Databases, Web GIS, and electives related to their expertise. Experience with spatial data management and technology is desired.

Geography: We seek applicants with a broad background in geography to teach a variety of introductory and advanced courses in both cultural/human and physical/environmental geography. Ability to teach regional courses with an emphasis on North America, particularly the mid-Atlantic United States region, and qualitative and quantitative methods are also desired. Experience mentoring students and conducting geography outreach is a plus.

The Department of Geography, Planning, and Sustainability includes 7 tenure-track faculty members and approximately 200 majors across four undergraduate degree programs: BA Geography, BA Environmental and Sustainability Studies, BS Community and Environmental Planning, and BS Geographic Information Science. The department is currently developing related graduate degree programs. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to join an energetic group of faculty committed to providing students with an outstanding undergraduate education, maintaining traditions of collegiality, civic engagement, and community outreach.


Candidates must hold a Ph.D. (preferred) or Master’s degree in Geography, GIS, Planning, Environmental Studies, or a closely related discipline.

Evidence of strong prior teaching experience is required.

Strong interpersonal communication skills are essential.

Applications must be submitted through our online application system and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, prior teaching evaluations, and the contact information for three professional references. In the cover letter, please articulate with which area(s) you most closely identify (Planning, GIS, Geography). Applications received by 3/5/18 will be assured full consideration. If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Patrick Crumrine, Interim Chairperson of the Department of Geography, Planning, and Sustainability at

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