Job Detail

Organization: Oregon Tech
Title: Assistant Professor
Location: Klamath Falls

Posted: 2022-04-25
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

The Geomatics Department (Klamath Falls campus) is seeking applications for an academic full-time, GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor faculty position. The Geomatics Department is part of the College of Engineering, Technology, and Management at Oregon Tech.

Oregon Tech’s Department of Geomatics is committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. As part of the required materials to submit: A statement of your views on diversity and how to incorporate diversity into education (upload in required document under “other documents” section).

The Geomatics Department is a student-centric department in which faculty are responsible for teaching both their classes and any associated labs. The person in this position will also be responsible for providing and promoting GIS related curricula for other OIT departments (e.g., Civil Engineering, Environmental Science, Management, Data Science, and others). They will collaborate with faculty from these and other departments to support ongoing and new geospatial-related undergraduate and graduate research. This person will engage with community/agency partners to develop applied learning experiences for students in GIS courses where applicable. If the need arises, they may receive up to 0.50 FTE release from teaching assignments in order to participate in externally funded projects.

The candidate will supervise the above activities and will lead ongoing efforts to create Online and Certificate GIS programs, both of which are in the approval process. They will participate in creation and delivery of a concurrent major in GIS and Environmental Sciences.

A strong background in Geospatial data acquisition, storage, and analysis is required. Specific areas of expertise that are preferred (but not required) include: mobile and web GIS applications, GIS server interfacing, database management, geostatistics, Python, R, and JavaScript programming, as well as demonstrated high-level cartographic skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
Specific areas of expertise that are preferred (but not required) include: mobile and web GIS applications, GIS server interfacing, database management, geostatistics, Python, R, and JavaScript programming, as well as demonstrated high-level cartographic skills.
Additional Requirements:

PhD degree in related field.
A strong background in Geospatial data acquisition, storage, and analysis is required.
Special Instructions to Applicant:
Initial review of applications will begin on May 9, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted after the initial review date until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. Therefore, at the discretion of the University, materials received after the initial review date may not receive full consideration.

To apply, visit: https://jobs.oit.edu/postings/5054
Then, upload the following elements to your application:
• A brief cover letter outlining qualifications specific to this position
• A curriculum vitae
• A statement outlining your teaching philosophy and how you foster student success (2-page maximum)
• A description of potential research projects that could involve undergraduates (2-page maximum)
• A statement on how you view/promote diversity (please upload in the “other document” section of required documents)
AA/EEO Statement:
Oregon Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring, or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law.

Oregon Tech is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Human Resource at 541-885-1028 or [email protected]

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