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Employment Opportunities

The Department of Geography and Planning is accepting applications from professionals qualified to teach on a part-time/adjunct basis in the following disciplines: Geography, Travel and Tourism, Land Surveying, Planning and Community Development, and Social Studies Teaching. Please see the Departmental web site for a complete list of courses taught in each discipline (

Individuals with an ability to teach in any of these disciplines are encouraged to apply. Please indicate which courses you feel you are qualified to teach. Subject to budgetary approval, the department anticipates that the following courses may need adjunct instructors in Fall 2012 and/or Spring Semester, 2013:

CMTY 195: Community & Democratic Citizenship: Exploration of the role of community in the United States, and the relationship between community, active citizenship and civic engagement. Emphasis on issues of diversity and sustainable communities

CMTY 222. Diversity in the American Experience: Interdisciplinary exploration of selected aspects of the cultures and experiences of women and minority groups within the U.S. Focus on developing a theoretical and practical understanding of the concept of diversity as it relates to the American experience.

CMTY 350. Community Development Theory, Practice and Ethics: Common planning methods, programs, and ethical considerations framing the practice of importance to planners and development practioners.

CMTY 369: Transportation Planning in Communities. Multi modal transportation systems (pedestrians, bicycles, automobiles, and mass transit), community impacts (traffic congestion, environmental, energy, economic, social, safety, parking) benefits, and strategies

CMTY 422/522. Land Use Planning and Zoning: Basic and advanced tools, applications, and frameworks of contemporary land use planning and zoning in the United States.

CMTY 428/528. Site Planning and Development: Processes and tools for site planning, preparation, development, and implementation

CMTY 454/554. Regional Planning: Comparative regional planning. Economic distribution and ideological differences.

CMTY 455/555: Grant Development: Raising funds for public or non-profit organizations in Minnesota. Project or program design, budget creation, objective and result delineation and writing for grants from foundations, government and corporations

GEOG 111: Introduction to Global Geography: Global geographic thinking; understanding of global patterns.

GEOG 292. Tourism Facilities Management: Organization and structure of supply sector components of the tourism industry, including attractions, lodging, food, visitor services, meeting facilities and their functions of management

GEOG 315. GIS for the Urban Environment: Conceptual and practical underpinnings of establishing and using a Geographic Information System.

GEOG 316. Geographic Information Systems: Concepts of GIS, including the capture, preprocessing, storage, manipulation, and display of the spatial data.

GEOG 361. Tourism Transportation Systems: Organization, structure and importance of passenger transportation systems.

GEOG 363. Tour Operations: Directing domestic/international tours.

GEOG 372: Conservation of World Resources: Conservation movement and its expression in conservation policies and activities. Supply, use, and management of natural resources, their planned development and use

GEOG 376: Geography of Minnesota: distribution of surface features, natural resources, climactic differences, crops and human activity.

GEOG 393. Geography of Outdoor Recreation: Perception, use and management of amenity resources for recreation and tourism on U.S. public lands.

GEOG 395. Tourism Distribution Systems: An applied geography course designed to explore how the tourism product is distributed to the consumer. Develop the student's awareness of the tourism industry's channels of distribution, their inter-relationships and means for effective utilization by both distributors and consumer.

GEOG 396. Tourism Development: Advanced study of tourism: analyzing and planning tourism resources.

GEOG 435 Boundary Law: Practical understanding of real property boundary and conveyance law as it relates to surveying.

GEOG 436. GPS/GIS Integration: Capstone project class: integration and mastery of GIS techniques and surveying skills.

GEOG 438. Geodesy and Survey Adjustments: Geometrical and physical geodesy. Coordinate systems. Gravity and precise leveling. Error propagation, matrix algebra, least squares adjustment. Survey standards and specifications.

GEOG 455. Urban Site Development: Subdivision design, subdivision requirements and constraints. Government regulations, public hearings, and project management. The plat and subdivision plan. Related calculations and software.

GEOG 460. Travel Operations and Planning: Systematic analysis of commercial travel operations and group travel planning, incentive planning, meeting planning and other wholesale/retail travel operations.

GEOG 496/596. Tourism and the Environment: Tourism and its relationship to the physical and cultural character of place. Sustainable development, particularly when expressed as eco-tourism.

SSCI 320 Elements of Social Science: Concepts in social science appropriate for elementary school and middle school

Qualifications and Experience
Minimum: Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree (Geography, Planning, Urban Studies, Land Surveying, Social Studies Teaching, or fields related to the curriculum offered within the Department) and commensurate professional experience is required. Preference given to individuals with previous college/university teaching experience. Ability to work and teach with a culturally diverse population is required.

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Application review begins immediately; positions are open until filled.
A complete application will include the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three (3) current, professional references
  • Copies of official Transcript(s) (undergraduate/graduate/PhD)

Salary is the standard adjunct rate. The successful candidate must provide evidence of the ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.

St. Cloud State University is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, LGBT, persons with disabilities and veterans. St. Cloud State University is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

Saint Cloud State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

In accordance with federal regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. This material can be given to you in an alternative format such as large print, Braille etc., by contacting the department listing this vacancy. MRS (MN Relay Service): 1-800-627-3529





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