Assistant Professor - Geographic Information Science

Salisbury University   Salisbury, MD   Full-time     Education
Posted on September 18, 2023
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Assistant Professor – Geographic Information Science

The Department of Geography & Geosciences seeks a broadly-trained Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Geographic Information Science.

Preferred Areas of Specialization: Geographic Information Science

Primary Job Duties: Teach up to 24 credit hours (or equivalent, generally six courses and several labs) per year in support of core and advanced undergraduate courses in GIScience. Examples of courses that the applicant might teach include Introduction to GIS, Cartographic Visualization, Statistical Problem Solving in Geography, Advanced GIS, and the University’s First-Year Seminar. Additionally, the candidate will offer courses in their specific area of expertise. Faculty are expected to maintain an active research agenda in an area of specialization, engage undergraduate students in research, challenge undergraduate majors and General Education students with integrated instruction and utilize an effective teaching style that supports a diverse student body.

While this position is primarily focused on undergraduate teaching with a demonstrated ability to support undergraduate research, opportunities exist to contribute to our graduate program in GIS Management, which was recognized with the 2022 AAG Program Excellence Award for Graduate Education. Candidates are invited to join existing externally-funded outreach activities of the Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative (ESRGC).

Experience using the Esri suite of GIS products is necessary; the use of open-source GIS software, and Python programming skills, are desired.

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Geography with a concentration in Geographic Information Science or related discipline. If Ph.D. completed by August 15, 2024, would be hired as Assistant Professor. If ABD; would be hired at the rank of Instructor, with the requirement that candidate complete doctoral degree by July 1, 2025.

The Department consists of 15 faculty members with specializations in GIScience, Atmospheric Science, Human Geography, Physical Geography and Geology. The Department offers a B.S. in Earth Science, a B.S. in Geography, and a M.S. in GIS Management. 

Applications received by October 1, 2023, will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin in August 2024. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.    

Applicants must submit the following as independent documents:

  • Letter of Interest that highlights teaching, research, and personal experiences that will benefit diverse undergraduate learners at Salisbury University.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching that presents the teaching philosophy of the candidate, including descriptions of the candidate’s content delivery and classroom strategies that are effective for diverse learners.
  • Statement of Research that includes a description of the candidate’s planned projects, including strategies for including undergraduate researchers.
  • Statement of Diversity that describes personal and professional experiences that will enable the candidate to support a diverse student population.
  • References List that includes names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references.

Applications will be weighted based on:

  • Expertise in pertinent scientific field.
  • Ability to use personal and professional experiences to communicate content and skills to diverse learners.
  • Ability to use personal and professional experiences to advise and mentor diverse learners.
  • Ability to integrate undergraduate researchers into research projects.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Dr. Brent Zaprowski at .  

Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 64 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Located on the historic Eastern Shore, SU's beautiful campus is some 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and 2.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

This position is based in Salisbury, Maryland.  Founded in 1925, Salisbury University is one of 12 institutions that compose the University System of Maryland.  Salisbury University is a selective undergraduate institution with the University System of Maryland. The University is close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU is consistently ranked among the nation’s top colleges and ‘best values’ by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and other publications. SU has 425 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 7,200.

Salisbury University has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, 100 Holloway Hall; Tel. (410) 548-3508.