Juliet Kinney - NOAA Affiliate juliet.kinney at noaa.gov
Wed Oct 21 09:52:18 MDT 2015

*FYI:  A few postings for further distribution I thought I should fwd:*


Departments of Geosciences and Environmental Conservation

University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Departments of Geosciences (http://www.geo.umass.edu/) and Environmental
Conservation (http://eco.umass.edu/)at the University of Massachusetts
Amherst seek applications for a full-time (12-month) non-tenure-track
appointment as Lecturer in Geographic Information Science & Technology
(GIST). The initial appointment will be for two years but is renewable
based on performance and program need.

The position will emphasize graduate teaching, and development and
management of a new 1-year professional Masters degree in GIST. Candidates
should care deeply about graduate education in GIST, and be a teacher and
mentor whose interests are broad and support the pedagogy that allows
students to gain the ability to analyze and solve real-world problems.

Teaching responsibilities include courses on geospatial technology,
including but not limited to introductory GIST, spatial database management
& interoperability, GIST programming and customization, internet-based
GIST, and capstone project advising. The lecturer will contribute
classes  (including
6 credits during the summer sessions) to the two departments, specifically
to support and manage a new 1-year Professional Masters Degree in GIST.

Additional responsibilities include management of the GIST graduate
program, including advising students in the one-year professional Masters
degree program; student recruiting on and off campus; maintaining student
academic record files; interacting with the Graduate Registrar to manage
degree requirements; and organizing and maintaining information on career
opportunities for students. We expect the candidate to work closely with
faculties in Geosciences and Environmental Conservation to build and
coordinate campus– and web-based GIST programs.  The office for this
position will reside in Morrill Building with the Geosciences.

Candidates must have a Master’s, a Ph.D. is preferred, in geography,
geomatics, GIScience or other closely related field*.* Relevant
professional experience in this field is required.  A candidate must
demonstrate excellence in oral and written communications; teaching
(university level is desirable); and interdisciplinary

The successful candidate will be creative and demonstrate a team-player
attitude. S/he must have a commitment to collaboration between faculty,
students, staff, and partners in industry and government. The successful
candidate will serve, as do all other faculty, as a mentor to minorities
and other underrepresented groups within the departments.  The University
of Massachusetts Amherst places special emphases on faculty-student
interaction and a commitment to teach and attract a diverse student body.

*APPLICATION:  *Earliest start date is September 1, 2016.  Review of
applications will begin December 2, 2015.  The position will remain open
until filled.  Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, statement of
teaching goals, and the names, addresses and contact information of three
references.  Materials must be submitted online to:

Specific questions about this search can be directed to:

Co-Chairs Professor Qian Yu (qyu at geo.umass.edu) and Bethany Bradley (
bbradley at eco.umass.edu).

The departments of Geosciences and Environmental Conservation host a
multi-disciplinary group of faculty with nationally ranked programs Earth,
Sustainability & the Environment Sciences. Our programs have an established
culture of collegiality and collaboration between faculty, students, staff,
industry, and government partners. We commonly teach interdisciplinary
classes and share a fundamental commitment to student success.

UMass Amherst is part of the 5-College Consortium in the beautiful Pioneer
Valley of Western Massachusetts, with excellent social, cultural and
recreational amenities in a town and rural setting. We are 2 hours from
Boston, 3 hours from New York City, and 4.5 hours from Montreal.

*The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and
student body.  The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans,
and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these
and other protected group members.  Because broad diversity is essential to
an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving
excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many
qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s
record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse
perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or
other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience
overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and

Isaac Larsen
Assistant Professor
Department of Geosciences
611 North Pleasant Street
238 Morrill Science Center II
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9297

ilarsen at umass.edu
(413) 545-0538

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