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Lecturer: Geography

University of North Texas

Job Details

Title: Lecturer: Geography

Employee Classification: Lecturer (Continuing)

Campus: University of North Texas

Division: UNT-Provost

SubDivision-Department: UNT-College of Lib Arts & Soc Sci

Department: UNT-Geography-121700

Job Location: Denton

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience

FTE: 1.0

Retirement Eligibility: ORP Eligible

About Us - Values Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System. The UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton and Frisco, the University of North Texas at Dallas and UNT Dallas College of Law, and the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region. We are growing with the North Texas region, employing more than 14,000 employees, educating a record 49,000+ students across our system, and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year. We are one team comprised of individuals who are committed to excellence, curiosity and innovation. We are transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We champion a people-first values-based culture where We Care about each other and those we serve. We believe that we are Better Together because we foster an inclusive environment of respect, belonging, and access for all. We demonstrate Courageous Integrity through setting exceptional standards and acting in the best interest of our communities. We are encouraged to Be Curious about opportunities for learning, creating, discovering, and innovating, and are encouraged to learn from failure. Show Your Fire by joining our team and exhibiting your passion and pride in your work as part of our UNT System team. Learn more about the UNT System and how we live our values at

Department Summary

The Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of North Texas (UNT) offers BA/BS and M.S. degrees in Geography, a newly created BS degree in Geographic Information System and Computer Science (GIS+CS), and undergraduate/graduate certificates in GIS, Sustainability, and other areas. The department won the AAG’s prestigious Master’s Program Excellence Award in 2017. We also work with the Environmental Science Ph.D. Program and the Department of Philosophy Ph.D. program’s concentration in human geography. Additional information about the department is available at

UNT is ranked among the nation’s 146 “Tier One” research universities according to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As the largest and most comprehensive university in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its over 42,000 students through 113 bachelor’s, 94 master’s, and 37 doctoral degree programs in 14 colleges and schools. UNT is located in Denton, Texas, at the northern end of the DFW metropolitan area, home to more than seven million people, with significant growth and a dynamic economy. Denton has been recognized as one of the 10 Best College Towns in the nation with a lively arts and music culture.

UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

Position Overview

The Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of North Texas (UNT) is seeking a lecturer with expertise in human geography starting Fall 2024 for a two-year appointment with the possibility of renewal. We seek candidates who have an MS or PhD in geography, or an advanced degree in a related field. Candidates should show evidence of successful teaching in areas of human geography and geographic techniques, such as Global Societies (or World Regional Geography), one or more specialties (such as political, urban, medical, economic, resource, sustainability, or another area of human geography), and one or more technical courses (such as Introduction to GIS, Quantitative Methods, Qualitative Methods, Field Methods, or another techniques course). The successful applicant should be able to teach introductory human geography courses using engaging pedagogy. The teaching load will be 3 to 4 courses per semester.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

Required License/Registration/Certifications

Work Schedule:

varies based on assignment

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Security Sensitive:

This is a Security Sensitive Position.

Special Instructions:

Questions regarding the position can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Yuting Li (


For information regarding our Benefits, click here.

EEO Statement:

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, genetic information, 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 complaints of discrimination and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose any form of harassment or discriminatory practice, file a charge or report, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.


Working at University of North Texas

Since 1890, the University of North Texas has been a catalyst for transformation for its students and the North Texas region. As the nation’s 26th largest public university, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while fueling the intellectual, economic and cultural progress of one of the largest, most dynamic regions in the United States.

A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. As UNT’s strengths in science, engineering and technology grow, the university continues to nurture its core areas of distinction in music, education, social sciences, business, the arts and humanities. Leading Texas public universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars and designated a “Best in the West” university by The Princeton Review, UNT is known for its academic excellence.

By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues. UNT's campus benefits from a rich diversity of about 2,500 international students representing 140 countries.

UNT faculty produce groundbreaking research in a wide range of disciplines spanning the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology while also making nationally recognized contributions in the arts and humanities. The College of Music is one of the nation’s best music colleges with an internationally respected jazz program. UNT has the oldest program in emergency administration and planning and a unique program in applied philosophy and environmental ethics.

UNT also is home to many national centers and institutes, including the Net-Centric Software and Systems Center — a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; the Center for Electronic Materials Processing and Integration; the Institute of Applied Science; the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling; and the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity.

UNT has developed many state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the federally funded Center for Advanced Research and Technology, one of the nation’s most extensive facilities for powerful materials characterization and analysis; a high-performance computational facility; and a clean room/nanofabrication research facility (under construction). UNT’s research extends outside the academy as well, with field stations as close as a neighboring lake and as far away as southern Chile.

In addition, UNT is developing Discovery Park, a research park with technology incubator facilities on a 300-acre property near the main campus. The university also has developed a Design Research Center in the heart of the Dallas design district.

As the largest and most comprehensive university in the North Texas region, UNT is growing as a national leader in education, research and scholarship, student support and community engagement — the pillars of a great public research university. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.

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