University of Colorado at Boulder

Position Opening: Instructor in GIS and Spatial Analysis

November 23, 2016.    Category: Other

The Department of Geography at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a full-time instructor position in Geographic Information Science and Spatial Analysis, beginning August 2017. The contract is for two years, with possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will hold a Master’s degree (or higher) in Geography, Geomatics, GIScience or related field. We seek an instructor to teach four different courses: a lower division course that involves map reading and interpretation, online sources of spatial data, and basic mapping skills such as GPS, Google Maps, etc.; an upper division technical course on information design and mapping for GIS; an introductory statistics course (descriptive statistics, basic inferential tests, simple correlation and regression), and a capstone undergraduate seminar on GIS Project Management. All courses include lecture and lab sections except the Project Management class, which is lecture/seminar only. The distribution of these courses will be decided in collaboration with other GIS/statistics faculty, with the instructor teaching no more than 5 courses per year, repeating one or more classes in Fall and Spring. The instructor will additionally coordinate the undergraduate Geography Club and an undergraduate certificate in GIS and Computational Science for which two of these courses are core requirements. Interest in developing mapping and statistical analysis skills is high among students across the College of Arts & Sciences and campus as a whole. The successful candidate is expected to communicate effectively with students, faculty and undergraduate advisors in Geography, Computer Science, and across the College.

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, posting number 07658, and should include an application letter, a curriculum vitae, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at

For further information and informal inquiries, please contact the chair of the search committee, Professor Barbara Buttenfield (