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Assistant Teaching Professor GIS

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024

Arizona State University: Office of the University Provost Tempe: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning


Tempe campus

Open Date

Jun 14, 2024


The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning (SGSUP) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure eligible Assistant Teaching Professor position in Geographic Information Science (GIS). We especially encourage applicants who can contribute to teaching across the GIS curriculum. Particular needs at this time include introductory lecture and laboratory courses in GIS, Remote Sensing, and GIS applications.

The successful candidate will contribute to teaching in SGSUP’s Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree programs in a variety of modalities (in-person, hybrid, and online). The Assistant Teaching Professor will be responsible for eight (8) courses each academic year that will include an array of courses primarily, but not exclusively at the undergraduate level. Some of the course load may include assisting in the development of new courses or transition of existing courses into online teaching modalities. The Assistant Teaching Professor will also maintain a service load of 20% FTE which will include serving on unit and/or college committees, and supporting our students through various mentoring activities.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in GIS or related field by the time of appointment.
  • Evidence of teaching or mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and manage multiple tasks.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, and student communities to advance the principles of the ASU Charter.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Canvas learning management system.
  • Proficiency in ArcGIS software
  • Knowledge of Python programming
  • Knowledge of spatial statistics
  • Experience teaching online and/or developing online educational materials.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit application materials to apply.interfolio.com/148127. Applications received by July 19, 2024 will receive full consideration, while applications received thereafter will be considered on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

Candidates are asked to submit the following materials:

  1. Cover letter explaining candidate’s professional experience, interest in, fit with the position, and how your work will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence (https://inclusion.asu.edu)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Approach and Philosophy (2 pages maximum)
  4. Contact information (name, email, and telephone number) for three references.

This is a paperless search; only materials submitted electronically as described above will be considered. Questions related to the search may be addressed to Professor Drew Trgovac, Search Committee Chair, at Drew.Trgovac@asu.edu.