Assistant Professor, Geographic Information Systems

University of New England
March 18, 2023
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Position Type Faculty

Faculty Track Tenure-Track Position Title Assistant Professor, Geographic Information Systems Employment Status Full Time Months 9 Campus Biddeford, ME Description

The School of Marine and Environmental Programs (SMEP) in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at the University of New England (UNE) invites applications for a full-time, nine-month Assistant Professor with expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) starting in August 2023. The successful candidate will join a group of engaged and research-active faculty and professional staff in SMEP, offering undergraduate programs in Climate Change Studies, Marine Sciences, Marine Affairs, Marine Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, GIS, and Sustainability and Business. SMEP also offers master's programs in Marine Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, and Ocean Food Systems.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position, please submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy and interests
  • A statement of research interests
  • A statement of your contribution to the university's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies accepted)
  • For more information please visit the SMEP website at https: // www. or contact the Academic Director, Dr. Charles Tilburg at [email protected].

    UNE is a private, non-profit, comprehensive R2 university, with campuses in Portland and Biddeford, Maine and Tangier, Morocco. The College of Arts and Sciences is located on UNE's waterfront Biddeford campus, with nearby city- based amenities in Portland (a 30-minute drive) and Boston (a 2-hour drive). UNE's location in southern Maine also affords easy access to forests, mountains, freshwater lakes, rocky coastlines, and sandy beaches. CAS, one of UNE's five colleges, has a primary focus on undergraduate education.

    UNE offers students a highly integrated learning experience that promotes excellence through interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation in education, research, and service. UNE's excellence could not happen without a dedicated and talented faculty and professional staff. We value student- centered, multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary efforts that meet the highest ethical standards to achieve excellence in support of an integrative approach to the liberal arts, scholarship and research, and health and the environment.

    UNE is a great place to work. We boast both a tight-knit community and access to a wide array of degree programs, research opportunities and cultural events. We have three distinct campuses that combine to offer students a range of different learning experiences. Our two Maine campuses house our nationally recognized undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, while our campus in Tangier, Morocco is home to an innovative semester abroad program. UNE is perennially included on “best colleges lists” by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Forbes, and others. Portland is one of the nation's most livable small cities with an incredible natural environment, friendly people, a wealth of arts and cultural institutions, and major medical facilities. Outside magazine named it as one of the “Greatest Places to Live in America”, and Bon Appetit selected Portland as the 2018 “Restaurant City of the Year”.

    UNE also offers a generous comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees and their dependents. The package includes varied health and dental plans; a retirement plan that includes up to an 8% match; extensive paid leave including holidays, vacation, sick and personal time; and educational benefits for both employees and dependent children. Please visit the Human Resources Benefits site ( https: // www. for additional information regarding UNE's fantastic benefits package.


    The school seeks candidates to teach courses in GIS, including Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems, Applications of Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Spatial Analysis, as well as other courses in the candidate's area of expertise. The candidate may also teach Introduction to Environmental Issues, a required course for all students in CAS. This position typically teaches the equivalent of 9 credits per semester. The candidate is expected to develop an active, independent research program involving undergraduate students that is supported by external funding and results in peer-reviewed publications. The successful candidate will also participate in academic advising, recruiting, curriculum development, course and program assessment, and service to the school, college and university.


    A Ph.D. in GIS, geography, environmental studies, spatial analysis, or a related discipline is required discipline by the time of appointment. Substantive working knowledge of GIS, global positioning systems (GPS), cartography, remote sensing, drones, and spatial analysis is also required. Candidates must have a strong interest and proven record of including undergraduate students in their research. We are open to diverse research interests provided they are complementary to SMEP's interdisciplinary mission. Preference will be given to candidates with post-doctoral training or equivalent professional experience. Candidates with undergraduate teaching experience are also preferred.

    EEO Statement Summary

    Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors will not be permitted to have an adverse influence upon decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.

    COVID Vaccination Statement (PLEASE NOTE)

    In order to protect the health and safety of the UNE community, UNE requires all students enrolled in classes on our campuses and all on-campus employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of employment. The University allows for religious and medical exemptions to the policy. If you believe you are eligible for a medical or religious exemption to the vaccine policy you may seek the exemption through Human Resources after receiving this conditional offer of employment. Please note that no person to whom the policy applies will be finally employed or permitted to work if they are not fully vaccinated unless they request an exemption and are granted one.

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number 2022F0006P

    Open Date Close Date Open Until Filled Yes

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    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Undergraduate Transcripts
  • Graduate Transcripts
  • Additional Document (Please see Posting Details for more information)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Scholarly Interests
  • Optional Documents

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