Visiting Assistant Professor
Title:  Visiting Assistant Professor
Source:  Faculty opportunities
Category:  Other Special Topics
Employer:  University of Texas at Dallas
Deadline:  9/1/2022 12:00:00 AM
Post Date:  6/9/2022 12:00:00 AM
Location:  Dallas
Contact:  Dr. Yongwan Chun:
Describe:  The Geospatial Information Sciences program at the University of Texas at Dallas invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professor in Geography, with a specialization in Spatial Data Science. A successful candidate should be demonstrably committed to outstanding teaching in spatial data science, GIS, data analytics, and/or remote sensing at the undergraduate and the graduate levels. The teaching load is three courses for each of the fall and spring semesters (a total of six courses annually). We are especially interested in candidates who can teach, among other thematic classes, spatial data sciences, GIS theories and models, GIS applications in crime, as well as introductory and upper-level GIS courses. The position is a nine-month appointment with an opportunity to teach during summer, depending on needs. A successful candidate will be involved in curriculum development, supervision of teaching assistants, and collaboration with other faculty members. The initial two-year appointment will begin in Fall 2022, and can be renewable with for a long-term position. A Ph.D. in Geography or closely related field at the time of appointment is preferred, but an ABD Ph.D. candidate will also be considered. To apply, please submit a cover letter explaining your teaching philosophy and experience, and fit with the position (no more than two pages), a curriculum vitae identifying areas of specialization and competence along with the contact information for three professional references, an electronic copy of transcripts, and other supporting materials (such as teaching records and student evaluations) to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Yongwan Chun, at Inquiries about the position may also be addressed to the chair of the committee. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. The Geospatial Information Sciences program at the University of Texas at Dallas is a nationally recognized program offering Bachelor, Master’s, and Ph.D. degrees, as well as several Graduate Certificates. With world-renowned faculty specialized in spatial statistics, spatiotemporal analysis, remote sensing, and geocomputation, it is designated as one institution of the Esri Innovation Program and one of 20 USGIF Accredited Academic Programs of the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation. The School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences, which houses the Geospatial Information Sciences Program, has a long tradition of fostering interdisciplinary research. The University’s location is in the suburb of north Dallas amid one of the largest and most vibrant high-technology concentrations in the nation. The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. For more information, please consult the School’s web site at:, and the Program website at