Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Geographic Information System (GIS)

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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 http://geography.unt.edu/.

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.

Application Procedure: Applications must be submitted online at: http://facultyjobs.unt.edu.

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@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.

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.