Lecturer in Human Geography

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 004985
Working Title Lecturer in Human Geography
Classification Title 9-Mo Non-Tenure Track Faculty
College Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)
Department Geography and Earth Sciences
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 9
Primary Purpose of Department

The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is a diverse community of social and physical scientists comprised of over 34 faculty members and more than 60 graduate students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. The Department’s mission is to create and disseminate scientific knowledge about the social and natural systems of the earth and their interactions through scholarly research, teaching and service. Because teaching, scholarship and outreach are central to the mission of UNC Charlotte, the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences encourages an experiential learning environment wherein diverse populations of faculty and students interact collaboratively in their efforts to understand and critically analyze their human and physical environments.

The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences offers undergraduate degrees in Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Geology, Environmental Studies, and Meteorology. At the graduate level, the Department offers an M.A. in Geography, a Ph.D. in Geography and Urban Regional Analysis, and an M.S. in Earth Sciences. In addition, the department is a core participant in several interdisciplinary graduate programs on campus, including, Ph.D. programs in Public Policy (PPOL) and Infrastructure and Environmental Systems (INES), and the Master’s in Urban Design (MUD). The department houses the Center for Applied Geographic Information Science (CAGIS), Project Mosaic, and a Cartography Lab, as well as many Earth Science Labs.
As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 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 28,000 culturally diverse students currently are enrolled at the University.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences advances the ethical discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge and creativity, and – by building the academic programs for tomorrow – educates students to be informed, critical thinkers and competent communicators, to work successfully in a world of increasing diversity and change, and to be engaged citizens in a global society.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Non-Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate teaching goals.

Teaching – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, and grading student work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned masters and/or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

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.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications
Special Notes to Applicants

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.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu 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.

Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin 12/01/2017
Proposed Hire Date 07/01/2018
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  3. Contact Information for References
  4. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Diversity Statement