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Assistant Professor in Applied GIS

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University of San Diego
Location
San Diego
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Assistant Professor in Applied GIS

Department Description:
The Department of Environmental and Ocean Sciences (https://www.sandiego.edu/cas/environmental-ocean-sciences/) embraces interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to understanding the critical environmental issues facing the world. We are committed to creating an inclusive and experiential learning environment to transform our students into environmentally conscientious global citizens. Rooted in the liberal arts and committed to advanced scientific research, our undergraduate and graduate students gain the benefit of a well-rounded, comprehensive education that emphasizes Earth as a system. We offer both field- and laboratory-intensive courses, providing our students with outstanding hands-on experience that prepares them for graduate school and/or careers in environmental and ocean sciences. We have an interdisciplinary undergraduate major, two minors, and an MS program.


Detailed Description:
The University of San Diego (USD) Department of Environmental and Ocean Sciences (EOSC) invites applications for a scholar who uses geospatial analysis (GIS) within the field of environmental or ocean sciences with a program of scholarship that is connected to one of the following three cluster hire themes: 1) Climate Change and Environmental Justice, 2) Borders and Social Justice, or 3) Technology & the Human Experiences. This position is part of a cross-disciplinary cluster hire to build a cohort of diverse scholars. For further details, please click here.

This faculty member will be expected to teach Introduction to Maps and Spatial Data Analysis (EOSC 314), at least one other 100 or 200 level course in EOSC http://www.sandiego.edu/cas/environmental-ocean-sciences/program/?area=courses, and to develop an upper-level course in their area of specialty which incorporates GIS. The position carries a 3-3 teaching load (with lectures and labs counting each separately for one class) with the possibility to reduce the load by one course with internal or external grant funding. Candidates will be expected to develop a program of scholarship that incorporates undergraduates and potentially MS students in their research. Candidates will also participate in service that fits their interests. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Job Requirements:
Ph.D. by 9/1/22. ABD candidates will be considered on a case by case basis.

Must have demonstrated a commitment to teaching and research, mentoring undergraduates, and fostering a climate of inclusion and diversity.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.


Posting Salary:
Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits


Special Application Instructions
Click 'Apply Now' to complete our online application. For full consideration, please upload the following:
  1. Letter of application, include reference to the cluster(s) of interest
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Teaching Statement and a sample syllabus of a course in your field of specialization.
  4. Research Statement and a sample of scholarly work
  5. Diversity statement, in which you address A) your values with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion; B) your experience working with minoritized populations and/or on issues that disproportionately affect diverse populations, and C) your plans related to diversity and inclusion in your teaching and research.
  6. Contact information for three references

Review of applications will begin on Oct. 10th, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled. Please note that the position will be hired at the Assistant Professor level.
Contact Sarah Gray, [email protected] If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at [email protected]

Additional Details:
The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

The University of San Diego is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, covered veteran status, genetic information, or other characteristic protected by federal or state law. USD offers same sex domestic partner benefits.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.


To apply, visit https://jobs.sandiego.edu/cw/en-us/job/494597/assistant-professor-in-applied-gis





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The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community, and preparing leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service.

Located on 180 acres overlooking the city of San Diego, Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean, the campus is a community treasure, with Spanish Renaissance-inspired buildings and breathtakingly beautiful landscapes.

Chartered in 1949, the university enrolls more than 7,000 students and is known for its commitment to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and community service. In less than 60 years, the University of San Diego has grown from a local college with 50 students and a handful of professors to a nationally ranked university. This achievement is the direct result of a single, unwavering expectation: academic excellence.

USD offers more than 60 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The university adds depth to education by inspiring students to grow spiritually, morally and socially. The breadth of programs and depth of facilities means that students can easily find a course of study that ignites their intellectual fire. In the classroom, coursework across disciplines encourages students to develop their critical thinking skills.

Small class size means the instructors know their students and can stimulate curious minds with anything from participation in a research project to an after-class discussion on topic. Instructors welcome the free exchange of complex ideas in an environment of tolerance and civility. In this environment, students begin a lifelong habit of appreciating and cultivating their individual gifts.

To complement this instruction, the university's Honors program provides a challenging curriculum for USD's uniquely motivated students. The university also holds memberships in several honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa.

While intellectual growth is key, USD adds depth to the education experience by inspiring students to grow spiritually, morally and socially. An active faith community invites widespread student participation. In the classroom, study is accompanied by an examination of ethics and values University of San Diego students inquire freely and challenge ideas, exercise moral, spiritual and social judgment, serve others, and contemplate social justice in their lives and in their chosen fields. These students are truly educated. These students achieve excellence.

Students, faculty and staff are active members of the community, volunteering time and expertise, fostering friendships, and working to preserve the region’s unique character. With a population of more than 7,500 students and approximately 2,000 employees, the university impacts the life of the area economically, politically and socially. In turn, the university welcomes the community to participate in campus life, through classes, special events, sports, forums and tours.

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