Assistant Professor – GIS for Natural Resources and the Environment-Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island
Kingston RI
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Establish a vibrant research program supported by extramural funding that uses contemporary GIS to explore and solve applied problems in natural resources and the environment. Develop a sustained record of publications in peer-reviewed journals. Teach core courses in GIS for undergraduates and graduate students, including a concepts course (co-taught in Fall with Remote Sensing faculty), a fundamentals course focused on the use and application of GIS techniques (lab course taught in both Fall and Spring semesters) and a graduate-level GIS course (offered in Spring) that builds advanced analytical skills. These courses support undergraduate and graduate programs, including a Graduate Certificate in GIS and Remote Sensing. Provide advising and research mentorship to undergraduate and graduate students. Serve as co-director of the Graduate Certificate in GIS and Remote Sensing. As with all tenure track appointments, duties include outreach and service activities and governance within the Department, College, University, and broader scholarly community. Division of major responsibilities is 45% teaching, 45% research, 10% service at initial appointment.
1. Ph.D. in natural resources and/or environmental science, physical geography, wildlife management, landscape ecology, conservation biology, water resources, forestry or other closely related fields (degree in hand at time of appointment). 2. Demonstrated expertise using GIS to address issues in natural resources and the environment. 3. Evidence of coursework in and related to GIS. 4. Demonstrated record of scholarly achievement as shown by (a) publications related to GIS in peer-reviewed journals, and (b) presentations at scientific meetings. 5. Evidence in using and teaching ArcGIS software. 6. Evidence in using Python coding. 7. Demonstrated proficiency in interpersonal skills. 8. Demonstrated proficiency in oral communications skills in English. 9. Demonstrated proficiency in written communications skills in English. 10. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations. Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: ( Please attach the following 5 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter describing qualifications for position (as one complete document). (#2) Curriculum Vitae, including information pertaining to the required and preferred qualifications for this position and the names and contact information for three professional references (as one complete document). (#3) Statement of research interests and future plans (as one complete document). (#4) Statement of teaching philosophy and interests (as one complete document). (#5) “Other” PDFs of up to three published or in-press papers (as one complete document).
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Gail Henriques
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