Lecturer or Visiting Professor in Human Geography, Central Michigan University

The Department of Geography & Environmental Studies at Central Michigan University invites applications for a full-time visiting assistant professor or lecturer position in the area of Human Geography to begin in Fall 2019.  Candidates who hold tenure or tenure-track status at another institution can be hired as a visiting assistant professor.  Candidates who do not have tenure-track status will be hired as a lecturer.  Applicants who prefer a half-time employment will be considered.  The initial appointment will be for one academic year, with the possibility of renewal.

Successful candidates are expected to teach undergraduate courses in human geography and environmental studies. Full time teaching load is four courses per semester. Examples of courses include GEO 121 Human Geography and Globalization, GEO 312 Geography of Contemporary Global Issues, GEO 345 Political Geography, GEO 360 Gender and Geography in the Midst of Globalization, ENV 101 Introduction to Environmental Studies, ENV310 Environmental Issues Management, and ENV 350 Foundations of Environmental Thought.

Required Qualifications: Specialization in Geography, Environmental Studies, or a closely related discipline; evidence of scholarship and of teaching effectiveness, and strong communication skills.  Ph.D. at time of appointment is preferred.  ABDs or Masters with exceptional professional and teaching experience will be considered.

Review of applications will begin April 29th, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must include a CV, cover letter, evidence of teaching effectiveness,  unofficial graduate transcripts, and provide the names and contact information for 2 references, and be submitted electronically through www.jobs.cmich.edu. Requests for further information concerning the position or the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies may be addressed to the Chair of the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, Dr. Bin Li (li1b@cmich.edu).

The Department of Geography & Environmental Studies at CMU offers a B.S. and B.A. (major and minor) in Geography, B.S. and B.A. in Environmental Studies, M.S. in Geographic Information Sciences as well as Geography minors and majors for teacher education students. The Dept. of Geography & Environmental Studies also participates in the Earth and Ecosystem Science Ph.D. program. The Michigan Geographic Alliance is currently headquartered within the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies at CMU. To learn more about the department, visit the departmental website


Founded in 1892, Central Michigan University has evolved into a major, national university with nearly 27,000 students, CMU is located in a classic, tight-knit college community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Home to 26,000 of Isabella County’s more than 70,000 residents, Mount Pleasant is just an hour or two from most of Michigan’s destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor, sunset beaches on Lake Michigan, and the acclaimed “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/ocrie).

For complete details see: www.jobs.cmich.edu