Overview

The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) is recruiting a full-time, non-tenure track Lecturer with expertise in Human Geography . The position will begin July 1, 2018.

Required minimum qualifications are: 1) a Master’s degree (applicants with a Ph.D. also are encouraged to apply) in Geography or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment; 2) the ability to effectively teach in the General Education and Geography curriculum to a culturally diverse undergraduate student body; 3) the ability to effectively contribute to programmatic advising. We welcome candidates whose teaching and community service experiences have prepared them to contribute to our Department’s mission.

The successful candidate will play an important role in the Geography component of our undergraduate programs and general education offerings. The successful candidate is expected to teach sections of introductory World Regional Geography and/or Location of Human Activity as well as the General Education course Critical Thinking and Communications. Potential contributions to upper-level courses related to the candidate’s area of specialization also are welcome.

The Department offers undergraduate degrees in Geography, Geology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, and Meteorology. At the graduate level, the Department offers an M.A. in Geography, an MS in Earth Sciences and a Ph.D. in Geography and participates in interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs in Public Policy and Infrastructure and Environmental Systems.

The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is an interdisciplinary community of social and physical scientists with 34 faculty members and more than 60 graduate students, and is housed within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences comprises 20 departments in the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, and military sciences, as well as 24 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 34 master’s degrees and graduate certificates and 34 undergraduate degrees.

UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban university located in the state’s largest metropolitan area. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. More than 29,000 culturally diverse students are currently enrolled at the university.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu/postings/18938 and must include: 1) a letter of application describing teaching interests, experience and teaching philosophy, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 4) the names and contact information of three references. As a college with diverse faculty, staff, and students, we ask that applicants address diversity and inclusion in their teaching statements. Finalists will be asked during their screening interviews to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and service. All applicants are subject to criminal background checks.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

We strongly encourage prospective candidates to visit the Department website ( http://geoearth.uncc.edu) prior to applying. For additional information, contact Ms. Jamie Strickland, Search Committee Chair, at 1-704-687-5971 or jstrickl@uncc.edu.