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Assistant Professor of Geography (GI Science)

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is recruiting a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Geography with research and teaching interests in Geographic Information Science for appointment in the fall of 2008. A Ph.D. in Geography or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment. Candidates must demonstrate research and teaching expertise in one or more core aspects of GI Science and will be well versed in GI Science theory and applications. Candidates must demonstrate strong skills in teaching courses in introductory and advanced GIS, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and in mentoring students in technical aspects of GIS applications.

The appointee will be expected to teach 4 courses per year and play a leadership role in well-established educational programs at the bachelors and masters levels. Demonstrated interest in significant teaching and advising involvement with doctoral students in the Ph.D. program in Geography and Urban Regional Analysis is required.

Successful candidates will be expected to maintain a state-of-the-art research agenda where publication and external funding are requisites for success. The candidate's domain of application should complement current research strengths of the faculty.

The Department, the College of Arts and Sciences and the University of North Carolina Charlotte are strongly committed to creating and maintaining a community in which all students, staff and faculty can work, learn and live in an environment of respect and support. We welcome applications that help us achieve these goals. We encourage applications from women and individuals from underrepresented groups.

Review of applications will begin November 12, 2007 and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made electronically at and must include: 1) a letter of application describing teaching and research interests, 2) a full curriculum vita, and 3) the names of three referees.