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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Assistant Professor in GIS/Remote Sensing School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry Louisiana Tech University Ruston, Louisiana

Position:  Nine-month, tenure-track appointment that includes teaching, research/scholarly activity, and service responsibilities. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a MS or PhD in geospatial science or closely related discipline with a degree or extensive experience in a natural resource discipline; PhD is preferred. Applicants should also have experience with maintaining and upgrading hardware and software typically used in GIS and GPS applications, such as ArcGIS, Pathfinder Office, Terra Sync, Trimble GPS equipment, and UAV equipment. Preference will also be given to candidates who have teaching experience in this field.

Responsibilities: Teaching (60%), Service (25%), and Research (15%), negotiable. The selected candidate will teach courses in GIS, GPS, and Remote Sensing with the potential to develop and teach courses in areas of related interest. The selected candidate will also supervise and manage a state-of-the-art spatial data laboratory within the School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry, which is supported by a campus-wide ESRI site license. Responsibilities associated with managing the spatial data laboratory are performing GIS/Remote Sensing hardware and software maintenance and upgrades, and supervising laboratory assistants that aid users of the spatial data laboratory. Additional position responsibilities include recruiting and advising undergraduate students, conducting research focused on integrating natural resource sciences and geospatial technologies, seeking and securing external research funding, and publishing in nationally recognized, peer-reviewed scientific journals.

General Information: The Geographic Information Science degree program is a robust hands-on curriculum with flexible learning pathways to prepare students for a profession in the geospatial workforce or graduate study. The School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry also offers undergraduate degrees in Forestry (BSF), Agricultural Business (BS), and Animal Science (BS), has 17 faculty members, and 375 undergraduate students. Louisiana Tech University, which is located in Ruston, Louisiana, has an enrollment of approximately 12,500 students. Ruston is in north central Louisiana, and has a population of approximately 23,000. For more information about the University, visit www.latech.edu.

Application Procedures: Submit a cover letter, a statement of teaching and research interests and philosophies; a detailed vita; a copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional references to Dr. Heidi Adams, Chairperson Spatial Data Lab Search Committee, School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry, Louisiana Tech University, P. O. Box 10138, Ruston, LA 71272-0045; Voice 318.257.2947; FAX 318. 257.5061; Email: hadams@latech.edu.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin September 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled, with November 28, 2017 as the anticipated starting date.

Louisiana Tech University, a member of the University of Louisiana System, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages the application of women/minorities.


  

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