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Lecturer in Human Geography (Non-Tenure Track)

Old Dominion University

Job detailsJob TypeFull-timeNon-tenureLocation5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23529+ Leaflet | OpenStreetMap contributorsFull Job Description

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Job Title

Lecturer in Human Geography (Non-Tenure Track)



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Job Description

Old Dominion Universitys Department of Political Science and Geography invites applications for a lecturer position in its geography program, with an emphasis on human geography at the undergraduate level, to begin in Fall 2023.

Department of Political Science and Geography: The Department of Political Science and Geography offers bachelors degrees in Geography and Political Science, and contributes to the interdisciplinary undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs in International Studies. In addition, we offer undergraduate and graduate certificates in GIS and Spatial Analysis of Coastal Environments, a concentration in Geospatial Analytics in the MS in Data Science and Analytics, and are proposing a MS degree in Geospatial Science and Technology. The department has an accomplished and diverse faculty and student body committed to social and environmental justice, and the successful candidate will enrich this atmosphere. Opportunities exist to participate in ODUs Institute for Coastal Adaptation and Resilience (ICAR), teach in the Spatial Analytics Instructional Laboratory, and collaborate with expanding schools of Public Health and Data Science. The surrounding 14 municipalities of Hampton Roads offer tremendous opportunities for research and engaged scholarship. Old Dominion also has burgeoning partnerships with NASA Langley Research Center, Jefferson National Laboratory, and numerous state and local agencies and non-governmental environmental organizations. More information about the department is available at

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Type of Recruitment

General Public

Type of Recruitment

General Public

Minimum Qualifications – knowledge, skills, and abilities

Applicants must have a demonstrated ability for quality teaching.

Minimum Qualifications – Education or training

Applicants must have a Masters degree in geography or closely related field.

Minimum Qualifications – Special licenses, registration or certification

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who can teach a range of courses in person and online focusing on human geography at the undergraduate level, such as introductory human geography, urban or economic geography, a regional geography course, and/or human dimensions of environmental geography. Competency in GIS and the ability to incorporate geospatial technology and enhance instruction are welcome.

Conditions of Employment


Norfolk, VA

Job Open Date


Application Review Date


Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants / Additional Materials Required

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information for three professional references to The application system will automatically request recommendation letters if the candidate moves forward in the search. Review of applications will begin
February 10, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Tom Allen ( More information about the department is available at

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Equity Statement

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Individuals from minoritized communities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

If you are an individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity at (757) 683-3141.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or consistent with contractors legal duty to furnish information.

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Cover Letter/Letter of Application

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Philosophy

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