Assistant Professor - Earth Science - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States


Detailed Job Description

Conducts assigned undergraduate courses and seminars. Plans, prepares, and follows an approved course of study with measurable objectives. Serves on college/school or university committees. Engages in scholarly activities, and/or creative endeavors with contributions to the academic mission of the university. Develops curricula, independent study activities, and off-campus learning such as practicums and internships. Renders service to the community relevant to the appropriate academic specialty.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with terminal, earned degree appropriate to discipline. ABD accepted. Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content. Evidence of potential for scholarly/creative work consistent with a teaching university. See preferred qualifications for discipline or program-specific minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with a Ph.D degree in physical geography, or a closely related field required.

Demonstrable excellence in teaching preferred.

Experience teaching introductory courses in physical geography, geology, and GIS preferred.


Advanced knowledge of subject matter and course content of the courses to be taught which may include courses emphasizing both theory and practice.
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), public presentation, outcomes measurement and grant writing.


Skills in verbal and written communication.

Skills in time management and organization.

Skills in problem solving.

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 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 demonstrate sound judgment and initiative in solving problems.

Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.

Ability to produce scholarly work.

Ability to maintain currency on subject matter.

Ability to serve on committees and perform service activities.

Pay Range


Special Instructions to Applicants

Under “Reference’s Letter” Please list a minimum of three contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.

Keyword Phrases

  • Earth Science
  • Assistant Professor - Earth Science
  • student centered teaching organization
  • building communities of engaged learners
  • beautiful mountain location
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter