Teaching Assistant Professor, Geography

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University of Nevada, Reno - Main Campus

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Job Description
The Department of Geography at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) invites applications for a full-time appointment as a Teaching Assistant Professor in Geographic Information Systems (non-tenure track) with interest in teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in GIS, spatial analysis, cartography and visualization, and spatial data collection. Teaching experience using ArcGIS platforms or other GIS software is required for an applicant to be considered. The expected start date is as soon as January 2020. The position is based in the College of Science, and is renewable annually based on funding and performance. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in the Department's undergraduate specialization in Geotechnologies and handling other courses to assist in meeting geography's core curriculum and four additional specializations. The candidate should have demonstrable commitment to educational equity in a multicultural setting and commitment to advancing the participation of diverse groups and supporting diverse perspectives. The candidate will be expected to teach at all levels of the curriculum (lower and upper division undergraduate, MS-MA/PhD). The normal teaching load is seven courses per year, with courses taught during the Fall and Spring semesters. There may be added opportunities to develop new courses that meet curricular needs or that are based on faculty expertise. We are interested in candidates with experience in the development and transition of traditional classes to online courses, which would count toward the teaching load. Service responsibilities include teaching lab equipment and computing oversight, and informal advising and research support of undergraduate and graduate students (e.g. GIS project management and assistance) in the Department of Geography program and related fields.
Required Qualifications: 
Ph.D. in Geography or a related field in hand by start date (as soon as spring 2020 semester)
Developing or established teaching experience in GIS and spatial analysis 
Knowledge regarding the application of GIS to a variety of fields
Experience in quantitative GIS programming (e.g. in R or Python).
Preferred Qualifications (if any): 
Evidence of, or potential for, supporting research activities using GIS and Geotechnology
Experience in constructing online courses
Ability to teach courses in spatial databases and GIS programming
Experience with web-based GIS platforms
Compensation Grade: 0(II)
Total Compensation 
The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program 
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Program 
Department Information: For more information about the Department of Geography, please go to https://www.unr.edu/geography
Contact Information: Doug Boyle, douglasb@unr.edu
Full-Time Equivalent
Required Attachment(s)
Attach the following attachments to your application 
Cover letter stating qualifications and teaching experience
Contact information for three professional references
A brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying
This posting is open until filled
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
Posting Close Date
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Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

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