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Organization: University of Florida
Title: Full-time GIS lecturer
Location: Gainesville, FL
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2016-12-03

Position Description:

The Department of Geography at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is recruiting for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track position at the rank of Lecturer to begin August 2017. The department seeks a dynamic, highly innovative instructor who will substantially contribute to its long-term strategic plan for growing the field of Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

Primary responsibilities include teaching, specifically developing a series of introductory and advanced GIS courses (e.g., GIS programming, Web GIS, Geo-visualization) 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.

The Department of Geography has 15 active faculty members, who conduct teaching and research in a broad spectrum of areas, including physical geography, human-environment interactions, medical geography, and economic geography. It offers BS/BA, MS/MA, and PhD degree tracks, including online and distance learning options for coursework. The department has two 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, and ENVI, from any computing device, from any location, at any time. Applicants are encouraged to visit the website (http://geog.ufl.edu/) to learn more about the Department of Geography.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. 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).

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

An earned master's degree in Geography, Geographical Information Science, or a closely related discipline with the relevant coursework, is required. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated track record of high quality college- or university-level teaching experience in GIS.

An earned doctorate in Geography or a closely related field is preferred. Experience with online instruction is desired, but not required. Long-term interest in teaching and creating innovative courses will enhance an application.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/499285/lecturer, and must include: 1) a 1-2 page statement describing teaching experience and philosophy; 2) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student teaching evaluations, short instructional video link on YouTube, teaching awards); 3) a curriculum vitae; 4) sample syllabus of GIS course[s]. In addition, names and email address for three references must be provided on the application. References of short-listed candidates will be contacted to upload their letters immediately thereafter. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 12, 2016 when the committee will begin reviewing applications. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority and the positon will remain open until filled. Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Liang Mao, at liangmao@ufl.edu.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the 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 must be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.