Term Assistant Professor/Instructor, GIS Programming

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Aug 17, 2019
Aug 23, 2019
Full Time
"Term Assistant Professor/Instructor, GIS Programming

The George Mason University, Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science (GGS) in the College of Science invites applications for a Term faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Instructor scheduled to begin with either the Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 semester. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Department: For more information about the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science, visit us on the web at http://ggs.gmu.edu/ . For more information about the College of Science, visit http://cos.gmu.edu/ .

Responsibilities: The selected candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in areas such as GIScience, spatial data programming, data mining/analytics, web GIS, and other topics. The typical workload for this non-tenure track position is teaching four courses per semester and performing service activities. The selected finalist will teach a diverse student body utilizing diverse pedagogical deliveries such as traditional classrooms (both daytime and evening), asynchronous online courses, and hybrid courses. Competitive candidates for the position will possess a desire to design and teach courses that will build the technical and analytical GIS skills of our students for application in geospatial careers in the public and private sectors.

Required Qualifications: * Master's degree/ABD (for Term Instructor) or Ph.D. (for Term Assistant Professor) in geography or a closely related field; * Demonstrated proficiency in programming languages, such as Python, R, or other applicable to spatial data processing/analysis; and * Ability to teach introductory and advanced courses in GIScience, spatial programming, data mining/analytics, or web GIS.

Preferred Qualifications: * Familiarity with Web GIS and services, such as ArcGIS Notebooks and CARTO; * Undergraduate and graduate teaching experience; * Demonstrated excellence in teaching; * Online teaching and course development experience; and * Demonstrated geographical topical specialty.


For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F8401Z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload (1) a cover letter (detailing teaching specialization and interests), (2) an up-to-date curriculum vitae, (3) teaching portfolio (to be uploaded in field labeled 'other doc'), and (4) the names of three to five professional references with their contact information, including e-mail addresses.

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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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