[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor - Geographic Information Sciences, Department of Geosciences at Fort Lewis College

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Thu Oct 13 16:52:51 MDT 2016


      Department of Geosciences

    Assistant Professor - Geographic Information Sciences

        Durango, Colorado

The Department of Geosciences at Fort Lewis College invites applications 
for a full-time tenure-track position in the field of Geographic 
Information Sciences at the Assistant Professor level commencing in the 
fall semester of 2017. Responsibilities include teaching GIS courses 
within the Department of Geosciences and administration of the college's 
GIS Certificate program.

*Required Qualifications*

  * A completed Ph.D. by August 14, 2017 in Geography, Geographic
  * Information Science, or a closely related discipline
  * Experience using GIS software as applied to the physical and natural
  * Demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching
  * Active engagement in research and scholarship involving
    undergraduate students
  * Ability to lead the college's growing GIS
  * Certificate program. This involves experience with program
    administration, working with undergraduate students on GIS-related
    research projects, and overseeing student internships
  * Proven commitment to teach and mentor students on interdisciplinary
    topics, and take an active role in extra-curricular,
    student-centered activities that broaden the undergraduate academic

*Preferred Qualifications*

  * A research focus on Remote Sensing, particularly as it is applied to


Teaching Responsibilities


  * Teaching load is 24 credits per year of which three may be
    authorized for research release GIS courses using ArcGIS software:
    Intro-level (map design), intermediate-level (vector modeling), and
    advanced-level (raster modeling)
  * Supporting courses such as Remote Sensing, Computer
  * Programming, and Web Mapping

*About the Department and the GIS Certificate Program*

The Department of Geosciences consists of six tenured or tenure-track 
faculty and one lecturer, and all are committed to enthusiastic, 
high-quality teaching, and are active in research, particularly with 
undergraduates. The department offers a B.S. degree in Geology and a 
Certificate in GIS. Both the Geology major and the GIS Certificate 
program have seen substantial growth over the past several years. In 
November 2016, Geosciences and GIS will move to the new Geology, Physics 
and Engineering building. This $35-million, 60,000 ft2 academic building 
will house state-of-the-art teaching and research spaces designed for 
the particular needs of each program.

*About Fort Lewis College and Durango, Colorado*

Fort Lewis College is Colorado's public liberal arts college, with 
approximately 3,800 students. Founded in 1911, the college moved to its 
current location in 1956, and primarily serves Southwestern Colorado and 
the greater Four Corners region, although the college enrolls students 
from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries. The college's student 
population is quite culturally diverse, and includes 24% Native American 
and 11% Hispanic. The liberal arts mission of Fort Lewis College 
emphasizes excellence in undergraduate teaching with members of the 
Department of Geosciences contributing to an energetic and thriving 
learning community. At an elevation of 6,872 ft., Fort Lewis College 
overlooks Durango, Colorado, a small mountain city with a population of 
about 18,000. Durango is famous not only for its rich and colorful 
history, but also for its many outdoor activities including skiing, 
mountain biking, rafting, and hiking.

*Application Process*

All required materials should be submitted electronically as a single 
PDF document. The following items are required for a complete application.

  * A Letter of Application specifically addressing how you meet the
  * Current curriculum vitae
  * A narrative description (1-2 pages) of undergraduate teaching
    interests and philosophy
  * A narrative description (1-2 pages) of proposed GIS-focused
    research/design projects
  * A list of at least three professional references (Confidential
    letters of recommendation will be requested for selected candidates)
  * Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are
    acceptable at time of application; official transcripts and passing
    a background check per state law are a condition of employment for
    the successful candidate)

Application materials should be sent via e-mail 
to:GISsearch at fortlewis.edu <mailto:GISsearch at fortlewis.edu>.

All e-mail submissions must include the applicant's first and last name, 
the phrase "GeoSearch", and "Application Packet" in the subject line, 
e.g., .

Submit a single PDF file containing the requested materials as an 
attachment to your email.

We advise using the Request Delivery Receipt option in your e-mail 
client as a confirmation that your application was received.

Only those applications received by*November 1, 2016*will be given full 

The position will remain open until filled. Inquiries about the position 
may be addressed to*Dr. Gary Gianniny*at gianniny_g at fortlewis.edu 
<mailto:gianniny_g at fortlewis.edu>.

/Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, 
color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual 
orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political beliefs, or 
veteran status. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment, 
admission, and education shall be extended to all persons. The College 
shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action 
efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. 
People from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply./

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