[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor in GIS

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Tue Oct 3 08:34:48 MDT 2017


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Geography and the Environment (121700)
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences http://class.unt.edu

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 (Pinliang.Dong at unt.edu).

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.

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

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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