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Lecturer in Human Geography (Non-Tenure Track, F0168A1)

Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia
Competitive and commensurate with experience.
Posted Date
Jan 5, 2023

Job Details

Old Dominion University’s Department of Political Science and Geography invites applications for a Lecturer position in its geography program with an emphasis on human geography, to begin in Fall 2023.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a Master’s degree in geography or closely related field and a demonstrated ability for quality teaching.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who can teach a range of in person and online courses focusing on human geography at the undergraduate level, such as introductory human geography, urban or economic geography, a regional geography course, and/or human dimensions of environmental geography. Competency in GIS and the ability to incorporate geospatial technology and enhance instruction are welcome.

Department of Political Science and Geography: The Department of Political Science and Geography offers bachelor’s degrees in Geography and Political Science, and contributes to the interdisciplinary undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs in International Studies. In addition, we offer undergraduate and graduate certificates in GIS and Spatial Analysis of Coastal Environments, a concentration in Geospatial Analytics in the MS in Data Science and Analytics, and are proposing a MS degree in Geospatial Science and Technology. The department has an accomplished and diverse faculty and student body committed to social and environmental justice, and the successful candidate will enrich this atmosphere. Opportunities exist to participate in ODU’s Institute for Coastal Adaptation and Resilience (ICAR), teach in the Spatial Analytics Instructional Laboratory, and collaborate with expanding schools of Public Health and Data Science. The surrounding 14 municipalities of Hampton Roads offer tremendous opportunities for research and engaged scholarship. Old Dominion also has burgeoning partnerships with NASA Langley Research Center, Jefferson National Laboratory, and numerous state and local agencies and non-governmental environmental organizations. More information about the department is available at

How to Apply: To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information for three professional references to The application system will automatically request recommendation letters if the candidate moves forward in the search. Review of applications will begin February 10, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Tom Allen ( More information about the department is available at

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Individuals from minoritized communities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 24,000 students, including over 6,000 graduate students, form a diverse and multicultural community in six academic colleges. Through a collaborative and innovative approach to education and research, the University focuses on student learning and addresses critical needs in the professions. ODU’s programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region, and at numerous distance learning sites.

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