Adjunct Faculty: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Category: Adjunct Faculty
Department: Engineering & Physical Sciences Department
Locations: Boston, MA
Posted: Dec 13, '17
Type: Adjunct Faculty
About Bunker Hill Community College:
Bunker Hill Community College is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, Massachusetts, in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts, and at three satellite locations in the Greater Boston area. Recently re-certified as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream, BHCC is part of the Massachusetts public higher education system, which includes 15 community colleges. Founded in 1973, BHCC is the largest community college in Massachusetts, serving more than 14,000 students each semester across all modes of instruction. The College offers more than 100 certificate and degree programs that prepare students to enter four-year institutions or to enter the workforce prepared for better and more highly skilled jobs. Sixty-seven percent of students are people of color and more than 50 percent are women.
We are looking for individuals aligned with our institutional values of access and success, excellence and innovation, economic and social justice, inclusiveness and equity, civic engagement and service, kindness and respect, and accountability and transparency. Individuals with a dedication to a dynamic educational environment, investment in the social and economic well-being of all, and belief in student-centered learning in an engaging, supportive environment are sought to fill the following position.
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a powerful way to access, map, and analyze geographic information. This course provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts and tools geospatial analysis and cartographic design in GIS. Through a series of lectures, hands-on computer based exercises, and web enhanced modules, students will learn the principles of cartographic design and how to view, create, edit, and analyze geospatial data using GIS. This course is designed as a core requirement for the A.S. Environmental Science program but can also be used as a stand-alone course to complement a wide range of academic disciplines with diverse applications for resource management, planning, and design. In addition to providing technical training with GIS tools, students will develop skills in spatial reasoning and the interpretation of maps. Course meets 4 hours lecture/lab.
- Bachelor's degree in GIS, Geography, Environmental Science, or related discipline. Master's degree in Geography or GIS preferred.
- Classroom experience teaching at the community college or at university level
- Knowledge of ArcGIS Software
- Relevant and current professional credentials preferred
- Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
- Proven ability to work with a diverse faculty, staff and student population
QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE INVITED TO ATTEND THE ADJUNCT ACADEMY PRIOR TO BEING ASSIGNED COURSES.
Salary: $1,066.00 Per Credit Hour
Effective Date: Spring semester, 2018; open until filled
Submit a Cover Letter Addressing the Required Qualifications, Resume and Contact Information for 3 References through the URL: www.bhcc.mass.edu/employment. Fax transcript files over 2MB's to (617)-228-3328.
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