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


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


Sch of Geography & Development (3008)

The University of Arizona, School of Geography and Development

Main Campus

Position Summary
We seek an Assistant Professor of Practice (non-tenure eligible) to advance the development and teaching of Master’s in Geographic Information Systems Technology that is delivered via UA online. The program offers a professional master’s degree in GIST, opening opportunities for careers in a variety of fields. Initially, the job is a full time, one fiscal year (12 month) appointment with the possibility of renewal. In the first year, development of a suite of on-line courses and their delivery will be critical.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
The successful applicant will be expected to perform the following duties:
•Prepare and update materials for UA Online MS-GIST courses.
•Teach 6-7 courses/year in the UA Online GIST programs (primarily MS level, but also including the previously established BS-GIST program) 
•Carry out activities related to teaching, supervision, training and evaluation of graduate teaching assistants and adjunct instructors. 
•Oversee quality assurance for new online courses
•Advise students on their Master’s project and future careers. 
•Assist with the scheduling and curriculum development for online courses
•Attend one teaching conference per year to bring new good practices to SGD online instructors. 
•Other duties as may be assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Minimum Qualifications
•PhD in Geography or related fields with focus on GIST
•Advanced skills in GIS programming, web GIS, open source GIS, or other GIST programming
•Academic experience with online teaching and GIS
•Have strong visual, writing, editing, and communication skills in English and have the capacity to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies on camps and outside of the university
Preferred Qualifications
•Prior administrative experience in graduate level, professional degree programs
•Experience with the professional GIS community and university outreach
Assistant Professor
Tenure Information
Nontenure-Eligible (NTE)
Full Time/Part Time
Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week
Benefits Eligible
Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay
Job Category
Type of criminal background check required:
Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees
Contact Information for Candidates
Christine Duddleston
Open Date
Close Date

Open Until Filled
Review Begins On
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