Assistant Professor of Geography with expertise in GIS

Texas, United States
$50,000.00 - $52,655.00
Oct 13, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

80% Teaching/Service:

Develop, implement and review effective teaching/learning processes, incorporating appropriate methodology, technology and other tools; Remain current in discipline and update course content when appropriate to reflect current levels of student knowledge in the discipline;  Develop a system for ongoing evaluation of both teaching and learning, including expectations of student competency and student learning outcomes; Work in partnership with immediate supervisor through a formal system of evaluation of instruction to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify professional development activities to improve student learning. Service responsibilities include: maintain appropriate schedule of office hours for student access and inquiry; Work in partnership with student success personnel on student advising and orientation. Service responsibilities would include serving on a variety of committees at the departmental, school, college, university, professional, and community levels commensurate with the rank of Assistant Professor.

20% Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity: Demonstrate a record of ongoing research, scholarship or creative activity appropriate to your academic discipline.

Required Qualification:

Candidates must (1) hold a Ph.D. in geography, or a related field. ABD status may be considered as long as all degree requirements, including dissertation, defense of dissertation, and comprehensive examinations, have been successfully completed by the time of appointment – September 1, 2021; (2) have a record of peer-reviewed publication appropriate to career stage; and (3) demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with students, colleagues, and the public.

Ability to teach Introduction to Human Geography, World Regional Geography, Economic Geography, Cartography, and Introduction to GIS is required

Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department’s academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and d) strength of recommendations.  

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to teach Urban Geography is desired. Candidates with the ability to apply spatial methods across a variety of disciplinary approaches, such as the natural sciences and social sciences are encouraged to apply. All positions are security-sensitive. Applications are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability/Employer committed to diversity.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Screening of application materials will begin on January 15, and continue until the position is filled. Please submit the following information: a cover letter addressing teaching, research, and service; a C.V.; contact information for three references; representative publications; three syllabi of recently taught courses.

For questions about the position, please contact the department head; Dr. Opeyemi Zubair at

For questions about the application process (after reviewing the application directions online), please contact the department administrator; Ms. Jeannie Vazquez at