[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor Geospatial Science and Technology Weber State University, Utah

Carie Frantz cariefrantz at weber.edu
Tue Dec 4 12:40:52 MST 2018

*Assistant Professor Geospatial Science and TechnologyWeber State
University, Ogden, Utah*

Weber State University invites applications for an interdisciplinary
tenure-track position starting Fall 2019. We seek a person with broad
expertise in GIS, Remote Sensing, Cartography, and related Geospatial
Techniques. The successful candidate will join a newly created
interdisciplinary geospatial program (NUGeoTec: www.weber.edu/nugeotec).
This new position provides a tremendous collaborative opportunity (with a
dual appointment in the Geography and Geosciences Departments) to help
build a state-leading, innovative geospatial education program that broadly
serves the university’s mission.

*Job Duties*

The successful candidate is expected to:

   1. Teach 3–4 lower- and upper-division geospatial courses per semester
   in their area(s) of expertise;
   2. Establish an active and sustained research program that informs
   teaching and compliments existing department specialties;
   3. Seek external funding in support of teaching, research, and
   4. Establish collaborations with department members, faculty across
   campus, as well as research with University and community partners.

*Required Qualifications*

   - A Ph.D. (or one expected by August 2019) in Geographical Science,
   Geography, Geosciences, GIS, Cartography, Geodesy, Geomatics, or a closely
   related discipline.
   - Expertise in geospatial technologies, such as GIS, Remote Sensing,
   Field Data Collection (e.g, GNSS), Lidar, Geospatial Programming (i.e.
   Python), WebGIS, Spatial Analysis, Cartography/Geovisualization, s-UAS
   operations, Database Management, etc.
   - Evidence of excellent undergraduate teaching using active-learning

*Preferred Qualifications*

   - A demonstrated record of scholarship and successful grant acquisition.
   - Evidence of collaborations that provide geospatial expertise in
   support of other faculty research and teaching, or as a private consultant.
   - Expertise in current departmental research and teaching emphases
   (sustainability, environmental science, planning, hazards, climate,
   development, earth materials and resources, etc.).
   - Experience working in industry or with governmental agencies outside
   of academia.
   - Involvement in building relationships with community partners such as
   private industry, local, state, and federal government, and other area
   educational institutions.

To apply, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter,
statements of teaching philosophy and research plans, a CV, and unofficial
transcripts. In addition, within the application you will need to identify
three people to write and upload letters of reference for you.

Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.

Weber State University seeks to create a work environment and
organizational culture that reflects a diverse society and a climate for
the success of every employee by appreciating the uniqueness that each one
brings to the workplace. Weber State University is an equal opportunity
employer and actively seeks diverse and highly qualified candidates.

With over 28,000 students, Weber State University is primarily an
undergraduate teaching institution which, for more than five decades, has
successfully maintained a dual mission by offering a wide range of
baccalaureate programs and also by meeting regional community college
needs. The Departments of Geography and Geosciences (see
www.weber.edu/geography and www.weber.edu/geosciences), occupy modern labs,
offices, and classrooms in two new buildings completed in 2016 and 2018.
Weber State is located in the city of Ogden at the foot of the stunning
Wasatch Mountains in northern Utah. A beautiful and affordable city (with a
metro area of 250,000) with a diverse culture and rich history, Ogden is
just 45 minutes from Salt Lake City and its international airport. An
average of 223 sunny days a year and immediate access to skiing, biking,
camping, hiking, and fishing make the region an outdoor paradise. More
information about the Ogden area may be found at https://www.visitogden.com/
or https://utah.com/ogden.

Highest priority will be given to applications received by January 7, 2019,
although screening will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please visit jobs.weber.edu. The job post is #F00047P.

Carie M. Frantz
Assistant Professor
Geochemistry & Geobiology
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Weber State University

mail: 1415 Edvalson St., Dept. 2507, Ogden, UT 84408-2507
office: Tracy Hall Science Center, #315
phone: 801.626.6181 / email: cariefrantz at weber.edu
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