Tenure Track Position in GIS SUNY Potsdam (Ecology or Conservation background preferred)

Tenure Track Position in GIS SUNY Potsdam (Ecology or Conservation background preferred)

The State University of New York, College at Potsdam invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to support a new interdisciplinary B.S. degree in Geographic Information Science. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching, will involve undergraduate students in their research, and will be able to support our diverse, interdisciplinary curriculum. Review of candidates will begin on January 8, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Teaching load is 24 contact hours per year; teaching responsibilities include an introductory course in GIS as well as upper division courses in Cartography, Data Acquisition and Management, Remote Sensing, Spatial Problems and Analysis, and a capstone course. Additional responsibilities include outreach across the disciplines and shared responsibility for advising and recruiting. In the first year of their contract, the candidate will be responsible for developing the curriculum and continuing to build GIS infrastructure (funding is already secured).
We are, especially, seeking candidates who have worked with, done research with, or taught under-represented groups and have worked collaboratively across various departments in fostering success of underrepresented groups.

A Ph.D. in Geography or closely related field is required for the Assistant Professor position, although exceptional candidates with a Master’s degree and exceptional GIS experience may be considered to fill the position as an Instructor.

We are seeking candidates who possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues and who have demonstrated a commitment to creating, fostering and sustaining an inclusive environment in and out of the classroom.

Preference will be given to candidates that:
1. Demonstrate a history of, or potential for, excellence in undergraduate education.
2. Can actively involve undergraduates in their research.
3. Have expertise supporting a variety of allied departments (biology, geology, environmental studies, etc.)
4. Possess strong organizational and communication skills.
We are, especially, seeking candidates who have worked with, done research with, or taught under-represented groups and have worked collaboratively across various departments in fostering success of underrepresented groups.