College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Lecturer or Visiting Assistant Professor - Department of Ge...

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lecturer or Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science

The Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, in the School of Earth, Society, & Environment, invites applications for a full-time Lecturer or Visiting Assistant Professor with research and teaching experience in human geography with a particular focus on global development and environment, and social and environmental issues. The position requires an outstanding and innovative teacher in large and small classroom settings, and in-person and on-line formats. Responsibilities will include introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses, and supervision of graduate teaching assistants. The successful candidate needs to demonstrate success and enthusiasm in teaching, and have strong interpersonal skills. While the focus of this position is teaching, the candidate is encouraged to maintain research activity.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit


Applicants must have completed all requirements of a Ph.D. in geography or a related field by the target start date: August 16, 2019. Candidates with a Ph.D. in hand, an active research agenda, and a year of teaching experience can be considered as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Candidates with a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, teaching experience with minimal research experience will be considered as a Lecturer.

Salary and Appointment Information

This is a full-time, 9-month appointment, non-tenure track position. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. The successful applicant will be eligible to receive summer salary from research grants and/or summer-session teaching. The appointee will be evaluated annually. The initial appointment is for one year. Pending successful evaluation, the appointment may be renewed beyond that contingent upon availability of funding and continued strong performance.

Application Process

To apply, create a candidate profile through and upload your application materials: a letter of application, CV listing publications, a statement of teaching that includes evidence of teaching effectiveness and creativity, a statement of research interests and the names of three professional references. To ensure full consideration, submit application materials by June 10, 2019. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Early applications are encouraged.

For inquiries about the position and application procedures, contact the Search Committee at [email protected].

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

College Name or Administrative Unit:Liberal Arts & Sciences Category:1-Faculty Title:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Lecturer or Visiting Assistant Professor - Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science (113291) Open Date:05/20/2019 Organization Name:Geography and Geographic InfoSci




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Posted: 5/21/2019
Application Due: 7/7/2019
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