Visiting Assistant Professor of Geography and Geospatial Information Systems

published Mar 22, 2023 3:36pm

The Department of Geosciences at Boise State University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Geography, with expertise in Geospatial Information Systems, beginning August 2023. The successful candidate will lead the instruction of four courses in the academic 2023-2024 year: an introductory geography course and a combined advanced undergraduate/graduate-level geographic information systems course, each of which are offered in fall and spring semesters. The Department has expertise in satellite- and drone-based optical, lidar, and radar remote sensing techniques, digital signal processing, geostatistics, and scientific computing. Faculty from within the Department and other departments at the university that are affiliated with the new School of the Environment have expertise in physical and social geography, climate change, public health, and beyond. Boise State welcomes candidates excited to foster new research collaborations while building a teaching portfolio within a Departmental community that values inclusive and equitable learning and scholarship.

A Ph.D. in a field of geosciences is required. Preferred qualifications include: experience or strong interest in supporting student success through use of current technologies and evidence-based instructional practices; experience or strong interest in supporting student success through an accessible, inclusive, and equitable learning environment; evidence of expertise and research experience in physical geography or related geospatial science; experience using Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) tools to conduct research in geography and geospatial sciences.

To apply, go to Search for "Visiting Assistant Professor in Geography and Geospatial Information Systems". The online application will prompt you to upload all of the required materials: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy including evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in teaching; and contact information for three references. Questions about the position can be forwarded to Dr. Ellyn Enderlin, Search Committee Chair ( Review of applications will begin on April16, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Salary will be for a 9-month appointment, in an amount commensurate with qualifications and experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options.

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Boise State University is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Research demonstrates that people thrive when they feel welcome, respected, and inspired. Boise State seeks applicants who are committed to helping us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Applications from members of historically marginalized groups, including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged.