Visiting Assistant Professor, Geography

  • Augustana College
  • Rock Island, IL
  • Apr 08, 2021
Full time Geography

Job Description


Company Description:

Augustana College is a selective liberal arts and sciences college of 2,500 students, including 26 percent first generation college students, 23 percent Pell Grant students, 24 percent students of color, and 12 percent international students.  Our beautifully wooded and largely residential campus is located in Rock Island, IL, a diverse Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities metropolitan area along the Mississippi River with 400,000 residents about three hours west of Chicago. 

Strengthening our diverse and inclusive community is central to the college's mission and strategic plan. We seek applicants with an interest in fostering rigorous, inclusive, and high-impact learning environments for a diverse student body. Details about Augustana College, our expectations of the faculty, the selection process, and the Quad Cities all are available at Teaching at Augustana.   

Job Description:

Visiting Assistant Professor, in the Department of Geography beginning in August of the 2021-2022 academic year, with possible renewal upon mutual agreement for the 2022-2023 academic year.

The department seeks a human geographer with expertise in human-environment interactions. Preference will be given for candidates with experience teaching GIS, and natural resource management experience is desirable. The new colleague will teach 24 credits per 10-month academic year (standard courses are 4 credits), which will include introduction to human geography, world regional geography, an upper division course in human and environmental geography, introductory GIS, and possibly a first year general education course. Research is not expected in this position; however, we welcome candidates who have a research agenda that engages undergraduate students.

To guarantee full consideration, please submit all application materials by April 19th. The position will remain open until filled.


Ph.D. in geography or closely related field is required (ABD considered).  The successful candidate will be able to show a commitment to teaching and mentoring of students, willingness to actively infuse multiple perspectives and critical thinking into pedagogy, evidence of effective teaching and a passion for developing as a great teacher, interest in interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments on campus, and a commitment to fostering equity and inclusion.

Additional Information:

Augustana College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Augustana College provides equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, and any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

Application Instructions:

A complete application includes a cover letter stating your interest in the position, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, and a brief statement of teaching philosophy. Questions may be directed to the Department Chair, Jennifer Burnham at To guarantee full consideration, please submit all application materials by April 19, 2021.  The position will remain open until filled.

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