Lecturer - 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. Prepares and distributes course syllabi; conducts class meetings as assigned and scheduled; holds office hours; interacts with and assists students as needed; assesses students using established methods and submits grades in a timely manner. Participates in department meetings as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from a regionally accredited institution with an appropriate degree in a related field to the coursework being taught. Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content. See preferred qualifications for discipline or program-specific minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with a Master’s degree required.

-Ph.D. from an accredited institution in geology, physical geography, or a closely related field and teaching experience preferred.
-Demonstrable excellence in teaching preferred.
-Experience teaching introductory courses in geology, physical geography and GIS preferred.


Advanced knowledge of fundamental concepts of geology and/or physical geology, and of course content and subject matter. Knowledge of classroom pedagogy, including lecture presentations; interactive student learning activities; classroom management. Knowledge of classroom assessment. Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques in upper and lower division courses.
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, and outcomes measurement.


Skill in verbal, written, and visual communication.
Skill in time management and organizational.
Skill in problem solving.
Skill in student management, motivation, and evaluation.
Skill in instructional techniques and technologies.


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.

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

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  • student centered teaching organization
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  • beautiful mountain location
  • Earth Science
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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