[ES_JOBS_NET] Tenure-track Asst prof in GIS/Geovisualization at UMBC

Maggie Holland margaret.b.holland at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 12:23:27 MDT 2016

My department (Geography & Environmental Systems) at UMBC is hiring!
Please circulate this to your other networks, and feel free to contact me (
mholland at umbc.edu) if you have any questions about this position and the


Margaret Buck Holland, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor, Dept. of Geography & Environmental Systems
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
mholland at umbc.edu


*Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in GIS & Geovisualization *
The Department of Geography and Environmental Systems at the University of
Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications from scholars who use
advanced geospatial techniques such as (but not limited to) critical GIS,
participatory GIS, geospatial data mining, or geovisualization and
cartographic design in order to pursue a research agenda in human
geography, environmental science, or a related discipline beginning in
August 2017. Candidates whose scholarly work applies geospatial tools to
issues that consider race, class, gender, ethnicity, and environmental or
social justice are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate is expected to develop an externally-funded
research program while teaching a combination of introductory or advanced
GIS, cartographic design and visualization, or GIS programming, as well as
additional courses in the candidate's area of specialty. Although we invite
applications from a broad range of fields, some preference will be given to
candidates whose interests provide opportunities for collaboration within
and outside of our department.

UMBC ranks in the top 15% of national universities in the diversity of its
student body and emphasizes an inclusive workplace for faculty and staff.
Successful candidates should document a commitment to diversity or
advancing members of underrepresented groups and describe how their
scholarship will foster an inclusive and equitable educational environment.
At minimum, candidates will hold a PhD at the time of appointment and
demonstrate experience either teaching GIS or application of geospatial
skills in research and communication within their area of expertise.
Evaluation will be based on demonstrated commitment to diversity and
inclusion in scholarship, teaching, and service; research productivity
commensurate with time as a professional; teaching experiences;
recommendation letters; and potential for future success.

UMBC is listed in the most recent Carnegie ranking as a Research
University-High Research Activity. The Department has grown to more than
300 majors in recent years, with more than 60 graduate students in M.S.,
M.P.S., and Ph.D. programs. Faculty interests span topics from human
geography to environmental science and management, and several faculty
explicitly incorporate issues of justice and diversity in their research
and teaching. Collaborative opportunities include faculty in Sociology,
Anthropology, Health Administration & Policy; Gender & Women's Studies;
Public Policy; Biological Sciences; Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental
Engineering; Computer Science & Electrical Engineering; Global Studies;
Interdisciplinary Studies; and the multi-campus Marine, Estuarine &
Environmental Sciences program.

Other opportunities at UMBC include the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES), an
NSF-funded Urban Long-Term Ecological Research site at UMBC incorporating
science, social science, education, and justice/diversity; the Joint Center
for Earth Systems Technology (JCET) a research consortia formed by UMBC and
NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center; the Center for Urban Environmental
Research and Education (CUERE), a research center focused on the
environmental, social and economic impacts of urban and suburban landscape
transformation; and the U.S. Geological Survey Water Science Center for the
MD-DE-DC region. UMBC is located in close proximity to Washington D.C. and
a broad array of federal, state, and local agencies as well as to other
research institutions along the Washington-Baltimore-Philadelphia corridor.
Interested candidates may visit the web site http://www.umbc.edu/ges for
additional information.

Applications should be sent to apply.interfolio.com/38891
<http://apply.interfolio.com/38891> and should include: cover letter with
description of qualifications including a statement of commitment to
diversity in research, teaching, and service; statement of teaching;
statement of research; CV; and names and contact information of three

Questions can be directed to Dr. Matthew Baker at GISsearch at umbc.edu.

Formal review of applications will begin on November 21, 2016 and will
continue until the position is filled. UMBC is especially proud of the
diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse
pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty
diversity and encourage applications from women, minority group members,
veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Postal Address:
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
Online App. Form:
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