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Organization: Texas A&M University at Galveston
Title: GIS Library Outreach Liaison/Instructional Assistant Professor [R-004672]
Location: Galveston, TX USA
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2018-04-12

Position Description:


The Jack K. Williams Library at Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) invites applications for a full-time, 12-month GIS Library Outreach Liaison with joint appointment as an Instructional Assistant Professor in the Department of Marine Sciences. Academic Professional Track Faculty are full and valued members of the professorial community whose contracts offer stability after promotion. The campus policy on promotion and tenure that identifies professional track faculty can be found at: http://www.tamug.edu/AcademicAffairs/pdf/TAMUG_FacultyEvaluationGuidelines-Feb2017-LinkUpdatedOct2017.pdf

The successful candidate will have earned a masterís degree in a GIS-related discipline or field. The position will report to the Director of Williams Library with input on teaching responsibilities by the Head of the Department of Marine Sciences. The successful candidate will teach three (3) GIS courses per academic year in the Department of Marine Sciences and provide support for GIS in that department. The successful candidate will provide collection, research and discovery support for students, faculty and staff through the Library. The individual selected is expected to:

  • demonstrate a solid understanding of GIS theory, applications, software, and emerging technologies;
  • acquire and provide support in the discovery, use and management of locally created and externally available GIS data, collections and tools in collaboration with data creators and researchers;
  • work with others to develop scalable, sustainable and domain-appropriate GIS services in support of research, support data visualization activities by promoting techniques associated with specialized, evolving data visualization tools for spatial applications, and;
  • provide support for GIS services through reference, research consultations, online help guides, websites and other outreach efforts.


The appointment is at TAMUG, a branch campus of TAMU College Station, with comprehensive emphasis on education and research related to the ocean. With approximately 2,300 students, the campus offers a wide spectrum of ocean-based programs to students, including Marine Biology, Marine Sciences, Maritime Administration, Maritime Transportation, Marine Engineering Technology, Ocean Engineering, the Texas Maritime Academy, and a small fleet of vessels devoted to supporting ocean-related programs.

Applications should be submitted via the Workday system and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references (including postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses).

External applicants: https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/TAMUG_External

Internal applicants: https://jobs.tamu.edu/internal-applicants/

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is January 2nd, 2019. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of TAMUGís academic community. All individuals, including individuals with disabilities and veterans, are encouraged to apply. For more information about the position, contact the Director of the Library, Dr. David R. Baca, by email (bacad@tamug.edu).

All non-tenure track positions are subject to budgetary availability, student enrollment needs, programmatic needs and turnover rates. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Notice of Non-discrimination: http://vpfa.tamu.edu/media/642261/NoticeOfNonDiscrimination.pdf