10005468 Environmental Management Teaching Assistant

Job description

Teaching Assistant – Contingent 1

Environmental Management

UMUC Stateside

The Graduate School

Location:  Online


University of Maryland University College (UMUC) seeks a Teaching Assistant to support the Environmental Management Program in The Graduate School.  


The Contingent 1 employee will perform the following activities that are required in the two courses ENVM 650- Water Resource Management and ENVM 653- Land use Planning:

  • Introduces the students to opening and saving a map document, working with map layers, navigating in a map document, measuring distances, working with feature attributes and symbology, using vector and raster data, etc.
  • Provides lectures on a variety of  Geographic Information Systems (GIS) related topics including how to use particular tools such as GIS on-line website developed by ESRI and how maps are created using GIS tools and different types of data files
  • Explains how to locate various types of maps and data which, in turn, can enable different types of analysis
  • Develops assignments that enable students to apply GIS to a wide range of land and water issues.
  • Answers students questions on how to access the UMUC virtual class room and the GIS on-line website as well as the best way display different types of geographical and spatial data using maps and map layers.
  • Identifies "workarounds" when there is a problem with one of the GIS tools 
  • Grades student assignments and provides feedback on those assignments
  • Holds Webex conferences to address student questions and visually Illustrates what can be done with GIS including real world projects such as post-disaster (hurricane) planning efforts or creating forest preserves in Africa.
  • Instructs students on where to save and post their map products as well as their associated written assignments
  • Resolves issues relating to the completion of a student assignment

Required Education and Experience:

Preferred Experience:

  • Masters or PhD in Geographic Information Systems or 6 courses in GIS
  • 2-4 years field experience using ESRI GIS products
  • Experience teaching online




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Job No: 10005468
Posted: 4/6/2018
Application Due: 6/5/2018
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