Assistant Professor

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Geography and the Environment (121700)

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Assistant Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of North Texas (UNT) seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in geographic information systems (GIS) starting Fall 2018. We seek candidates who have interests that complement or extend our existing strengths in areas such as data science, critical geography, earth surface processes, land use change, conservation, urban geography, and medical geography. Candidates will be expected to have a productive research program resulting in publications, funding and student research, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in GIS (e.g., Introduction to GIS, Special Topics in GIS) as well as in their primary field of study. A Ph.D. in geography or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment.

The department offers BA/BS and M.S. degrees in Geography, and a certificate in GIS. In 2017, the department won the AAG's inaugural Master's Program Excellence Award for its dynamic and productive activities. We also have a Geospatial Information Science concentration in the Information Science Ph.D. program, and advise Ph.D. students through the Environmental Science Program and the Department of Philosophy Ph.D. programs. Additional information about the department is available at

UNT is ranked among the nation's 115 "Tier One" research universities according to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As the largest and most comprehensive university in Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), the nation's 4th largest metropolitan area, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its nearly 38,000 students through 101 bachelor's, 82 master's, and 38 doctoral degree programs in 13 colleges and schools. UNT is located in Denton, Texas, one of the 10 Best College Towns in the nation with a lively arts and music culture, at the northern end of the DFW. With more than seven million people, DFW has significant growth and a dynamic economy.

Questions regarding the position can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Pinliang Dong ([email protected]).

Application Deadline: The search committee will begin its review of applications on November 1, 2017, and continue to accept and review applications until the position is closed.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in geography or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment.

Area of Specialty:
Geographic Information System (GIS)

Position Type:

Tenure Status:
Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
9 Months

Pay Frequency:

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
No Response

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins:

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
Statement of Research Interests
Statement of Teaching Philosophy


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