Location: Worcester, MA Category: Faculty Posted On: Tue Apr 20 2021 Job Description:
The Department of International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE) at Clark University seeks to fill a 1-year visiting Assistant Professor position in Geographic Information Science to begin August 2021. The initial appointment will be for one year, but may be renewed for another year, pending funding and satisfactory performance. The major responsibility will be to teach technical GIS courses, including Advanced Vector GIS, Python Programming, Computer Programming for GIS, and Web Mapping and Open Source GIS. The faculty will be expected to teach 5 courses per academic year plus student advising.
This position principally serves Clark's Master of Science in GIS (MSGIS) - a joint Program between IDCE (www.clarku.edu/departments/idce) and the Graduate School of Geography (www.clarku.edu/departments/geography). However, students in IDCE's other degree programs often take GIScience classes as part of their coursework.
A PhD in Geography or related discipline is required at time of appointment. The successful candidate will have strong competency in geospatial research methods, including advanced geoprocessing, spatial statistics, computer programming for GIS or web mapping. Examples include demonstrated experience using and teaching programming languages such as Python and related GIS packages or front-end web development for mapping applications using technologies such as Mapbox, LeafletJS, or hosting and spatial database management using PostGIS or similar. Strong knowledge of ESRI's ArcGIS is required; familiarity with QGIS is desired.
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Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed toscholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates its undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. The University’s engages students in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change. Clark University’s pioneering model of higher education, LEEP (Liberation Education and Effective Practice) compels undergraduate students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and prepares them for lives and careers of consequence.