Now Hiring: Lecturer, Medical Geography in Global Health

Published: October 8th, 2018

Category: Featured, News

The Department of Geography at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time, 12 month, renewable, non-tenure-track position, at the level of Lecturer to begin August 16, 2019. The department seeks an outstanding candidate with expertise in the field of Medical Geography in Global Health (MGGH), whose expertise is interdisciplinary and will complement existing strengths in the department and across campus. This position is ideal for a dynamic, highly innovative instructor and program builder who will substantially contribute to supporting and building a rapidly growing program in Medical Geography – our fastest growing undergraduate degree. Primary responsibilities include teaching, specifically co-developing a series of introductory and intermediate MGGH courses (e.g. Geography of Health, Medical Geography) at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Additional duties will include assisting with the student learning outcomes assessment, certificate administration, and departmental outreach and service. The appointment is renewable and is eligible for promotion. This position will be fundamental in the advising and oversight of majors and certificate programs, and in outreach to the broader community.

Applicants should have experience and demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching; and a proven ability to communicate effectively with students, professionals, and the public. Interest in innovative pedagogies and program building, within an exciting and growing program, which is well supported by the larger University, is essential. Additionally, potential to engage with the University of Florida’s ‘Beyond 120’ and ‘Quest’ Programs would be considered an advantage as the successful applicant will develop Grand Challenge courses as part of these new initiatives for early stage undergraduates, to showcase the medical geography major, minor, and certificate tracks. The teaching load would be 3-3-2, across fall-spring-summer each academic calendar year.

The Department of Geography has 17 active faculty members, who conduct teaching and research in a broad spectrum across our four focus areas, which are Geospatial Analysis & Techniques, Medical Geography in Global Health, Earth System Science, and Global Environmental & Social Change. It offers BS/BA, MS/MA, and PhD degree tracks, including online and distance learning options for coursework. The department has computer-lab classrooms and provides a high-speed on-line computing environment via UFAPPs (, where any student and faculty can access software applications, such as ArcGIS, GeoDa, ENVI, ERDAS, MATLAB, and SPSS, from any computing device, from any location, at any time. High Performance Computing facilities are available on campus. Applicants are encouraged to visit the website ( to learn more about the Department of Geography.


The successful candidate should possess a doctoral degree in Geography, or a related field prior to August 15, 2019.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at: and must include: (1) a letter summarizing the applicant’s qualifications and interests, (2) a complete curriculum vitae; (3) teaching and program building statement that discusses qualifications to teach courses in the stated area of expertise, innovative approaches and pedagogies utilized, and potential program development ideas; and (4) a diversity statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching and service; and (5) three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin October 30, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin October 30, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Sadie Ryan, at

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening that includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans and individual with disabilities to apply. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Records laws. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

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