Faculty, Lecturer, Geology - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah 84058

United States


Detailed Job Description

Under the direction of the Department Chair and the Dean of the College of Science and Health, the Lecturer - Geology will: teach 15 credit hours of geology and/or meteorology courses per semester in a variety of learning environments using activities that provide opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives; support and seek to fulfill the guiding concepts for the college which are embodied in UVU's mission.
Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
-Design and teach an equivalent of 15 credit hours per semester in geology and/or meteorology.
-Plan; prepare instructional materials, including examinations, course outlines, syllabi's, visual aids and presentations and follow an approved course of study with measurable objectives for each course taught.
-Prepare, Instruct, manage and supervise individuals and groups through lecturers, discussions, conferences, demonstrations, field trips, individualized instruction, and other appropriate methods maintaining a student oriented approach to education.
-Evaluate instruction and learning through use of written, oral and performance test.
-Maintain and submit accurate and current reports and records regarding student accountability, attendance, performance, and follow-up.
-Establish and maintain regular office hours and advises students during office hours and well as at other times as needed.
-Assist advisors, department chair, faculty and department staff in maintaining an effective program.
-Improve professionally and maintain currency in the course taught and desirable classroom conditions.
-Promote diversity on campus by serving on relevant committees, developing curriculum, and participate in relevant programs.
-Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with a master's degree in geology or a closely-related field, plus at least one year of successful teaching experience at the college level.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

-Broad knowledge of geology and meteorology.
-Knowledge in curriculum development and instructional strategies and techniques in education.
-Knowledge of curriculum development, program development and evaluation.
-Skills in effective human relations and communication techniques.
-Skills in counseling, advising techniques and interpersonal.
-Skills in public speaking and witting with a variety of individuals and groups.
-Ability to do appropriate field study to stay current with the latest trends in education.
-Ability to promote and recruit students.
-Ability to motivate, manage, and evaluate students and work effectively people.
-Ability to follow written and oral procedures and instructions.

Selective Placement Factors

Demonstrable commitment to undergraduate education. Potential for supervising undergraduate research and helping students prepare their work for publication and/or presentation at professional meetings. Potential for developing working relationships with the professional and academic geologic communities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

- Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation online with the application, OR by email to HREmployment@uvu.edu, OR by mail to
Dr. Michael Bunds
Utah Valley University
800 West University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058
-- To be considered an applicant for employment you must apply online through the UVU.Jobs website.
- To receive full consideration for post-secondary education, please submit copies of transcripts or diploma of highest degree earned. Transcripts do not have to be official copies.
- To be considered in the first screening, the online application and required application documents (see below) must be submitted by the screening or closing date.
- Our system can only accept supplemental documents (such as cover letters or transcripts) in PDF or Word format. The file size of documents must be less than 2MB. It is strongly recommended that you take documents that are not in an electronic form and scan them into a separate black and white PDF file so you can attach them electronically to the online application. You can get help with this at a local copy center if needed.
- Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check, which includes a criminal records check. A criminal conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment.
- Application materials become the property of UVU.
- For questions contact Human Resources at HREmployment@uvu.edu.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Visiting / Adjunct
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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