08 July 2013

Geomatics Instructor position

Instructor in Geomatics and Geodesign for the Department of Landscape Architecture

With the emergence of geospatial information technologies as a key innovation in the study of changing natural and social systems and their interactions with the overall environment, there is an increased need to expand and enhance the GI Science instruction at the undergraduate and graduate level. The Department of Landscape Architecture of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, invites applications for a 10-month Instructor position for the 2013-2014 academic year.

The successful candidate will advance knowledge and practice in the area of geographic information science and related geospatial technology applications and facilitate an inclusive and interdisciplinary approach to teaching and training students in GIS. The successful candidate will be able to direct instruction to students from multiple disciplines, including Landscape Architecture; Ecology Evolution and Natural Resources; and Human Ecology. The candidate will be expected to not only teach students on the use of GIS technology, but also how to interpret data and results in an environmental and public policy context. The position also requires an organized person who can oversee and expand the undergraduate certificate program in Environmental Geomatics.

Department and Program : The Department of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers offers two majors: a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (accredited) and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Planning and Design (three options: Environmental Planning, Environmental Geomatics, and Landscape Industry), as well as a graduate program Landscape Architecture (currently in candidacy and expected to be fully accredited in 2013). The Department is within the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS), which focuses on the environmental, agricultural and life sciences programs and provides the land grant component of the university. The Department consists of fourteen full-time faculty, several part-time lecturers, approximately 140 undergraduate students, and 30 graduate students. The Environmental Geomatics program is in collaboration with the Walton Center for Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis ( www.crssa.rutgers.edu ). The University’s location within the most densely populated state in the nation, the ease of accessibility to major urban centers (New York, Washington, DC, Philadelphia), and the diversity of landscapes and ecosystems within the state provide an excellent learning laboratory for land use-planning, policy analysis, site design and environmental management issues.

Qualifications : Candidates will be required to have an advanced knowledge of both geospatial information science and geodesign, with the ideal candidate possessing extensive experience in spatial/geostatistical data analysis and GIS-related programming (e.g., Python). Preference will be given to candidates who have advanced degrees in geospatial sciences, and degrees in planning, geography or ecology, and who have significant experience with practical applications of GIS used to support the analysis and management of significant environmental and social science issues.

Responsibilities : Teaching responsibilities include instruction in beginning and advanced lecture-lab courses and seminars associated with GIS and Geodesign. The position may also include teaching or co-teaching geo-design studios. These courses will serve undergraduate and graduate students in multiple disciplines and therefore will require application of GIS tools and techniques useful for land use-planning, site design, environmental science, and public policy research.

Application : For full consideration, candidates should provide the following by July 31, 2013.
1. Letter including brief description of teaching philosophy and specific teaching interests.
2. Curriculum vita.
3. Names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional and /or academic references.

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status or veteran status in any student program or activity administered by the University, or with regard to admission or employment.

Applications should be addressed to:
David Tulloch, Search Committee Chair
Department of Landscape Architecture
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
93 Lipman Drive, Blake Hall
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8524

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