Center for Geospatial Analytics Seeking a Teaching Professor

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The Center for Geospatial Analytics at North Carolina State University is seeking a highly motivated individual to join its academic programs as a non-tenure track, 9-month, faculty member at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor or Teaching Associate Professor. The selected individual will join a dynamic team of interdisciplinary faculty dedicated to educating the next generation of geospatial data science professionals and will contribute to a diverse and inclusive teaching environment.

The primary duty of this position will be to teach and develop courses in the center’s highly ranked Professional Master of Geospatial Information Science & Technology Program (MGIST), Graduate Certificate in GIS Program, and growing offerings at the undergraduate level. The selected individual will teach the equivalent of five to six classes per year online and/or on-campus. Topics may include geospatial data infrastructure, cloud computing and CyberGIS, spatial analysis, geospatial programming and development, open source GIS, and decision analytics. The selected individual will also have opportunities to develop new courses in their area of expertise at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Service commitments may include mentoring students and serving on programmatic committees within the Center for Geospatial Analytics. There is also an opportunity to play a leadership role in the development of an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in GIS and geospatial data sciences, including but not limited to curriculum development and student advising once the program is established. The initial contract will be for three years, with opportunities for multiple renewals and advancement based on yearly performance reviews and progress.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, with clear evidence of geospatial/GIS expertise. The ideal candidate will also have demonstrated:

  • Ability to teach at the undergraduate/graduate level.
  • Proficiency using geospatial tools, including Esri and Open Source products (e.g., AGOL, ArcGIS Pro, ArcMap, QGIS, GRASS GIS, R) in teaching and research settings.
  • Proficiency with enterprise or advanced spatial database environments (e.g., PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Oracle) and cloud computing environments (e.g., AWS, Azure).
  • Strong data science and analytical background.
  • Proficiency with programming languages (e.g., SQL, Python, JavaScript).

Experience in developing courses, advising undergraduate students, and teaching in an online environment is highly desired.

NC State University is a land-grant institution located in the Research Triangle of North Carolina, and the Center for Geospatial Analytics is the foremost interdisciplinary research and teaching center of its kind in the nation. As the collaborative hub for NC State’s Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program in Geospatial Analytics, the center provides a dynamic environment for integrative data scientists who advance novel understanding of spatial phenomena and apply new knowledge to grand challenges. Its distinguished, forward-thinking educational programs combine foundational theory with hands-on training and real-world service-learning.

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Eric Money (esmoney@ncsu.edu).

To apply: visit https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/114342. NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Review of applications will begin April 2, 2019.

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