Assistant Professor in Geographic Information System (GIS) for Natural Resources and the Environment

Kingston, Rhode Island
Competitive pay based on experience
October 25 2018
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This is an academic year, tenure-track position in the Department of Natural Resources Science (NRS) at the rank of Assistant Professor, with anticipated appointment August 2019.

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.

Visit the URI jobs website at to apply and view complete details for posting (F00110).  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).

The search is will remain open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 30, 2018. Second consideration may be given to applications received by December 21, 2018. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (December 21, 2018) may not be given full consideration.


The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer.  Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.