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

Christine Wiedinmyer christine.wiedinmyer.ucar at gmail.com
Fri Dec 28 14:04:35 MST 2018

Assistant Professor Geospatial Science and Technology





Position Title

Assistant Professor Geospatial Science and Technology

Requisition Number


Job Description

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 scholarship; 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
. Involvement in building relationships with community partners such as
private industry, local, state, and federal government, and other area
educational institutions.

Background Check?


Benefits Summary

WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental,
long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with
release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic
and performing arts events, and paid holidays.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Posting Detail Information

Open Date


Close Date


Open Until Filled


Notes to Applicant

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.

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

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.

ADA Essential Job Function

ADA Essential Job Function

Physical Activity of this position

Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction., Fingering.
Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers
rather than with the whole hand as in handling. , Grasping. Applying
pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. , Feeling. Perceiving
attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by
touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. , Talking. Expressing
or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which
they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers
accurately, loudly, or quickly. , Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds
at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive
detailed information through oral communication, and to make the
discriminations in sound.

Physical Requirements of this position

Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30
pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to
move objects.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of

Required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as preparing
and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal;
extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts at
distances close to the eye

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position.

The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur
inside and outside.


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