Physical Geography Instructor - Tenure-track
Delta College - University Center, MI

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POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES : Teach Physical Geography courses, both introductory and field courses, for non-science majors. Participation in division and college governance, assessment activities.

  • Participate fully as a member of the GEO Science Department and Science Division in such activities as department and division meetings, curriculum development and revision, committee membership, and textbook selection.
  • Continue the development of the GIS program at Delta College.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the mission and vision of Delta College.
  • Focus on supporting and assessing student learning and academic achievement.
  • Continually develop appropriate innovation in learning and teaching to meet diverse learning styles and needs of students.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the academic discipline and with other faculty colleagues to develop effective learning experiences for a diverse student body.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of diversity based on the college statement on diversity
  • Integrate international and intercultural experiences in the College, community, and curriculum.
  • Serve the Delta community through outreach activities.
  • Make effective use of appropriate technology in the performance of the listed responsibilities and accountabilities.
  • Participate fully in shared governance as a member of the academic community.
  • Teach at least 30 equated credit hours annually in a variety of settings including day, evening, weekend, on campus, and off campus.
  • Commit to ongoing educational and professional growth.
  • Engage completely in course, discipline, and program development.

  • Required Qualifications
  • Minimum – a Masters degree in Geography with major course work in Physical Geography/Earth Science. A background in Map Reading, Geology/Geomorphology, Weather, Climate, and World Environments is essential.
  • Ability to use computer assisted instruction.
  • Ability to teach to a variety of learning styles.

  • Additional Experiences Considered
  • Experience using a variety of teaching technologies and methodologies.
  • Significant travel and field experience to be integrated in teaching units in Geography.
  • A background in GIS instruction and an interest in introducing it to beginning level courses in Geography.
  • Demonstrated current and ongoing professional growth.
  • Substantive multicultural experience (for example: urban community service, academic course work in minority or foreign language studies, or teaching experience with minority students).
  • Experience working with non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds and with varying academic skills.
  • Experience using course management systems.
  • College teaching experience, especially in a community college setting.

  • Application Deadline
    Position will remain open until filled. The College reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified.

    Special Instructions to Applicants
    Complete an on-line application and attach a cover letter with position title, resume, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire) and/or certifications and licenses. Three current letters of recommendation may be requested

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