Assistant/Associate Professor of GIScience (Tenure-Track)

Assistant/Associate Professor of GIScience (Tenure-Track)


George Mason University, Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science (GGS) in the College of Science invites highly qualified candidates to apply for our Geographic Information Science – GIScience faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This full-time, tenure-track position is scheduled to begin in August 2020. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.


About the Department:

The Department of Geography and GeoInformation Science at George Mason University offers cutting-edge research and education in geography, remote sensing, geoinformatics, and geointelligence. We embrace the complexities of human interactions with natural and urban environments by growing our competence in GeoInformation Science. Located in the Washington DC metropolitan area, the department has strong links with federal agencies and industry, which provides dynamic research opportunities and attracts high quality graduate students. For more information about the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Sciences or this opportunity, visit


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We are seeking outstanding candidates with expertise in Geographic Information Science who will complement existing research efforts and teaching offerings at our department. We welcome applications from researchers working in any part of geographic information science, but we especially encourage candidates with expertise in geovisualization, geospatial analysis and machine learning, geointelligence, and cloud computing to apply.


The selected candidate will develop an externally funded research portfolio that will advance the mission of GGS, advise graduate students at both the master’s and Ph.D. levels, provide core support to our successful and growing programs in Geography and Geoinformation Science; teach core and advanced courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels (the equivalent of two courses per semester) and develop new courses as needed in areas of specialization.


The incumbent will also be encouraged to participate in an in-depth university orientation and the structured, three-semester faculty mentorship program where you will collaborate with incoming TT peers and existing faculty mentors across departments and colleges. Explore more at


Required Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a Ph.D. in geography, geoinformatics, or a closely related field before the start of the appointment;
  • The ability to develop a strong and active research agenda in GIScience and a field of specialization;
  • A demonstrated record of publishing peer-reviewed scholarship; 
  • The ability to teach courses in GIScience and a field of specialization. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and potential of seeking/securing external research grants. 


This position comes with generous benefits which include comprehensive health insurance, various leave options including parental leave, flexible spending accounts, and more. Explore Mason’s benefits packages at


Special Instructions to Applicants: 

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F137Az at by October 17, 2019; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, a philosophy of teaching statement, a research statement, and a list of three professional references with contact information.


George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.