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Adjunct Faculty Position in Geography

Heilongjiang Institute of Technology

Location: Harbin - China
Salary: Competitive and Negotiable salary
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 28th November 2019
Expires: 28th January 2020

Application Due: Open Until Filled

Heilongjiang Institute of Technology (HIT) invites applications for part time instructors to teach undergraduate courses in Geography and GIS in Spring 2020. Candidates will be working in Harbin, northeast China, in a joint program with a U.S. university. 

Course Description:

  1. Planet Earth: Surface Processes and Interactions (48 teaching hours, 6-8 weeks, March -July 2020) – Part-time instructor to teach one or more courses. This course is to introduce the Earth’s physical environment and its major nature- and human-induced changes in the context of global environmental change.
  2. Conservation and Management of Natural Resources (48 teaching hours, 6-8 weeks, March -July 2020) – Part-time instructor to teach one or more courses. This course prepares students for sustainable natural resource management by examining: (1) cutting-edge ideas and progresses in dealing with natural resources, (2) the diverse and dynamic environmental knowledge that needs to be integrated in natural resource management, and (3) usefulness and limitation of new technologies such as GIS, remote sensing, and GPS.
  3. Introduction to Quantitative Geography. (48 teaching hours, 6-8 weeks, March -July 2020) - Part-time instructor to teach one or more courses. An analysis of the nature, distribution, and principal functions of urban settlements and supporting areas.
  4. Advanced Quantitative Methods and Applications in GIS (48 teaching hours, 6-8 weeks, March -July 2020) - Part-time instructor to teach one or more courses. An advanced GIS course specializing in quantitative analysis; Examine essential GIS statistics ideas, methods, and skills; Explore applications of GIS quantitative in measuring geographic distribution, identifying patterns, identifying clusters, and analyzing geographic relationships.
  5. GIS Data Integration (48 teaching hours, 6-8 weeks, March -July 2020) - Part-time instructor to teach one or more courses. By taking this course students will examine contemporary ideas, approaches, and challenges of environmental modeling with Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  6. Advanced Remote Sensing (48 teaching hours, 6-8 weeks, March -July 2020) - Part-time instructor to teach one or more courses. This course is designed to provide students with a broad grounding in the science of remotely observing our changing planet. It covers the foundations of remote sensing, platforms and sensors in different remote sensing missions, and extracting information from a variety of remotely sensed data.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Geography, Geology, Ecology, Resource Science & Engineering, Resource Economics & Management or closely related field is required for undergraduate instruction.
  • High level English speaker is preferred;
  • Patient and enthusiastic for teaching with high sense of responsibility;
  • Ideally 3 years’ teaching or training experience is preferred;
  • Understanding American higher education system, test methods and requirements.

Compensation and Salary

  • Competitive and Negotiable salary;
  • Assist on visa application;
  • One round trip airfare from the instructor’s city to Harbin shall be provided;
  • A free apartment on campus shall be provided;
  • Pick-up service shall be provided.

To Apply: Email CV to zhanglihong@puruigroup.com

To learn more about working & living in China, please visit: www.jobs.ac.uk/careers-advice/country-profiles/china

   
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