Iowa Geography Department Job Opening

Jun 05, 2017

The University of Iowa, Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences



The University of Iowa Department of Geographical & Sustainability Sciences invites applications for the position of Lecturer. We seek a highly motivated educator interested in innovative, evidence-based strategies for teaching physical geography and geographic information science (e.g., flipped classroom, team-based learning, experiential learning, online and blended delivery).


Specific instructional assignments will depend on the candidate’s expertise consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students. Teaching will include both lower and middle division courses, as well as in-class and on-line formats. The appointment will begin in August 2017.


A PhD in Geography or related field is required at the time of appointment. Salary is commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the candidate. The initial appointment will be at the Lecturer level with possibility of advancement (


Candidates must submit applications online at (requisition #71142).  The submitted application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interest, evidence of teaching ability and contact information for three letters of recommendation. Screening of applications begins June 21, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Marc Linderman (


The Department and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.



PhD in Geography or related field

Ability to teach introductory courses in physical geography and geographic information science

Ability to teach intermediate courses in physical geography or geographic information science

Proven record of teaching excellence

Interest in evidence-based and online education



History of offering successful online courses

Knowledge of evidence-based educational practices

Active research program in physical geography or geographic information science