Overview

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Serve as Assistant Professor specializing in Geographic Information Science. We seek a broadly trained colleague with a strong commitment to high quality teaching and undergraduate education. Primary teaching responsibilities could include core and specialty courses in GIS, other courses involving advanced geospatial applications, such as Global Positioning Systems, as well as general geography courses. The applicant will also assist with field-based data collection and analysis, community service using GIS, and internship development and supervision. Additionally, the assistant professor will produce research and other scholarly and creative activities; provide service to the department and college; and provide academic advisement and mentoring to students. Devotion to undergraduate education is essential.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. required by time of appointment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to applicants with proficiency in college-level teaching, experience using GIS in the community, and an interest in the connection between GIS and drone technology.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Geography Department has a state-of-the-art GIS teaching lab with full ESRI site license, SPSS, Remote Sensing, and GPS software. The Department offers one of the only BS degrees in GIS in the SUNY system, a BA in Geography, minors in Geography and GIS, and a dual major in Geography and Social Studies teaching. The Department is characterized by a collegial, diverse, student-oriented, and creative faculty who are engaged in research and service activities at the local, state, national, and international levels. The faculty actively participates in undergraduate research and internship supervision. The department currently has 30 majors and five full-time faculty members.

THE COLLEGE: SUNY Cortland is a comprehensive college within the State University of New York system and is known for its superb programs in speech-language pathology, teacher education, recreation, parks and leisure studies, health, physical education, and a number of leading liberal arts programs in the natural and social sciences as well as the arts and humanities. Our many programs are designed to support our commitment to civic responsibility, environmental responsibility, international education, professional education and social justice. More than 90 percent of SUNY Cortland’s 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students gain hands-on experience through internships, volunteerism, civic engagement and study abroad. Its three schools – education, arts and sciences and professional studies – are committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, service and international education.

The campus is located in the geographic center of New York State and is a half-hour drive from Syracuse and Ithaca and four hours from New York City and Philadelphia. Situated in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, Cortland offers an array of regional cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as affordable housing and excellent school systems.

For more detailed information and to apply online go to: https://jobs.cortland.edu. Candidates will be required to attach a letter of application (including a discussion of your teaching philosophy, teaching experience, research interests, and research experience), curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcript, a separate file with evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information including address, phone, and e-mail for three professional references.