[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor in geographic information systems

Alexandra Ponette alexandra.ponette at gmail.com
Thu Oct 12 18:08:22 MDT 2017

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
<http://carnegieclassifications.iu.edu/index.php>. 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.

Application Procedure: Applications must be submitted online at:

Applications should include a cover letter, separate statements of research
and teaching interests and experiences, unofficial graduate academic
transcripts, up to three reprints of selected peer-reviewed publications, a
curriculum vitae, and full contact information of three references.
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 filled.

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.


Dr. Alexandra Ponette-González

Associate Professor of Geography

Department of Geography and the Environment

University of North Texas

Phone: 940-565-4012

Web: http://geography.unt.edu/~agp0040/Site/Home.html
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