Overview

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies (GES) at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) seeks a Geospatial Lab Director and Instructor, to begin in August, 2017. The position would be 1/3 time lab manager, 2/3 time instructor. Lab director duties would include managing Esri accounts and other geospatial software, working collaboratively with university IT staff to ensure software are updated and hardware peripherals function, and supporting faculty and students on research and applied projects. Primary responsibilities include maintenance of departmental servers. Knowledge of server network architecture, database management systems, and web mapping APIs and protocols required. We seek an applicant with strong experience managing and using the Esri technology platform and related system administration on a Microsoft technology stack, including comprehensive ArcGIS Server administration, ArcGIS desktop software and extensions, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online and Portal, enterprise geodatabase administration on SQL Server, and managing Esri licensing. Additional experience with open source platforms is a plus. Instruction will comprise teaching 16 credit hours per year of geospatial courses, such as Digital Earth, Introduction to GIS, Geovisualization, Cartography, GPS field class, or other classes. Minimum of a Master’s degree in related geospatial field required.

We seek a candidate to foster cross-campus collaborations and make connections between the university and the regional GIS community. The GES department has a suite of geospatial software and lab facilities, collegial and productive faculty, approximately 250 undergraduate majors and 25 MA students. See GES website at www.uccs.edu/geography .

Applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae that clearly detail geospatial technical and teaching experience. Position is open until filled. Applications received by March 17 will receive full consideration. Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please contact search committee co-chairs John Harner ( jharner@uccs.edu ) or Diep Dao ( tdao@uccs.edu ) if you have questions.

This is a 9-month, academic year (August – May) position and is expected to be renewable. The initial salary for this position is ~$40,280.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits .

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is part of the University of Colorado system and is one of the fastest growing universities in the state. In the 2013 college ranking edition of the U.S. News and World Report, the editors ranked the overall quality of UCCS ninth in a three-way tie among the public Western regional universities. UCCS is also ranked 25th among 300 U.S. and Canadian universities and seventh among public universities that compete in NCAA Division II athletics when athletic and academic standards are applied.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

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Qualifications

Required:

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in related geospatial field
  • Knowledge of server network architecture, database management systems, and web mapping APIs and protocols

Special Instructions to Applicants : Position is open until filled. Applications received by March 17, 2017 will receive full consideration. Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Upon request, please be prepared to provide five references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. Application Materials Required : Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s) Application Materials Instructions : Applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae that clearly detail geospatial technical and teaching experience, as well as unofficial transcripts.

Job Category: Faculty

Department: C0001 — Colorado Springs Campus – 40064 – LAS-Geography

Closing Date: Ongoing

Contact Name: John Harner

Contact Email: jharner@uccs.edu

Posting Number: 00482119