Assistant Professor of GIS

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The Department of Economics and Geosciences at the United States Air Force Academy is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor of GIS.  All are encouraged to apply, preference will be given to candidates who also have the ability and expertise to teach Physical Geography and/or Environmental Science. Appointment begins approximately June 21, 2021, with an annual salary of $99,506.  Must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. 



Responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate courses in Geographic Information Science (GIS), physical geography and/or environmental science and other courses in the program as needed; academic advising; serving as a faculty mentor for undergraduate research; serving on departmental and academy committees; and maintaining a record of research commensurate with academic rank. Candidates must have earned a Doctoral degree in Geography or a related field, or letter of completion by June 21, 2021. 

Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to provide excellent instruction and mentorship at the undergraduate level, and interface with program strengths in human geography, physical geography, GIS, and remote sensing. 

Applicants should submit the following items: cover letter and curriculum vitae.  The curriculum vitae should include a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests and agenda, and contact information for three references. Please ensure that your application provides evidence of undergradate teaching effectiveness, such as use of evidence-based teaching and/or course design, creating a respectful and engaging learning environment, your teaching philosophy, teaching awards, experience mentoring undergraduate research, and undergraduate student advising. Review of applications will begin on December 07, 2020. 


Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Kelly Lemmons, email: . Please do not email documents or completed applications to this address as they will not be considered. 


The United States Air Force Academy, located just north of Colorado Springs, Colorado, awards the Bachelor of Science degree as part of its mission to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation. The Academy faculty is an integrated group of military and civilian educators, with a record of offering continuing appointments to civilian faculty after demonstrated excellence in the initial appointment.  

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