Assistant Professor of Practice, Geographic Information Systems Technology (Online)

The School of Geography and Development at The University Arizona, is seeking an Assistant Professor of Practice (non-tenure eligible) to join our dynamic faculty and students and advance the development and instruction in our newly created Bachelor’s of Science in Geographic Information Systems Technology (BS-GIST) which is one of the fastest growing majors in the University of Arizona’s Online campus ( This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly ranked geography school and be a faculty member at Arizona’s land-grant institution. The BS-GIST undergraduate program began in 2015 and saw its first students graduate in 2018.  Diversity of thought, background, and experience powers our culture of innovation, success, and life-changing discovery. We welcome candidates who have the academic qualifications appropriate for the appointment and the ability to work effectively within a broadly diverse community of students and scholars. The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork, and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs ( For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here ( The job is initially offered as a full time, academic year (9 month) appointment from January 2019 through May 2020. The post may then be renewed and the salary is dependent on experience. The distribution of effort will be 60% Teaching and 40% Service.

The successful applicant will be expected to perform the following duties: 1) teach 6 courses in an academic year in the UA Online BS GIST program. Courses might include introduction to map science, GIST programming, applied GIST, Open Source GIS, Web/Mobile GIS, geovisualization, and spatial statistics. 2) Update and prepare materials for UA Online BS-GIST courses. 3) Service activities will include refreshing course content, advising students, insuring course quality and evaluating student outcomes, overseeing final program projects, and BS-GIST program administration. 4) The Professor of Practice will also attend one teaching conference per year to inform faculty of the newest innovations and best practices in online instruction.
Review of applications begin October 4, 2018.
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For questions, please email search committee chair, Chris Lukinbeal, Director of GIST Programs at

Chris Lukinbeal, PhD
Director, Geographic Information Systems Technology Programs
School of Geography and Development
University of Arizona
ENR2 Building
1064 E Lowell Street
PO Box 210137
Tucson, AZ 85721-0137