Visiting Assistant Professor in GIS, University of Connecticut



Position Title : Visiting Assistant Professor in Geographic Information Science (GIS)


The Department of Geography, University of Connecticut, invites applications for a one-year position of Visiting Assistant Professor in Geographic Information Science (GIS) starting in August 2019. The position is renewable annually subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance. This position will contribute to our Geographic Techniques curriculum, which includes cartography, visualization, and other GIS courses.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence ( are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for a faculty position in the Department of Geography at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.

The Department of Geography has 18 faculty members, and is poised to expand further as the university consolidates its position as the best public university in New England and one of the top 20 public universities nationwide.  The department is seeking to build on its core strengths of spatial analysis of social issues, geographic information science and systems, earth system science, and human-environment dynamics.


A PhD in Geography or a closely related field, or a master’s degree and significant industry experience, by the start date of employment. ABD candidates will be considered. The candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to quality undergraduate education.


Expertise in GIS and an outstanding record of and commitment to effective teaching; integrating technology into instruction; the ability to contribute through teaching and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience. Experience teaching different levels of GIS courses for both undergraduate and graduate curriculum is preferred. For example, teaching the core introductory Mapping and GIS courses, and advanced courses in GIS (e.g. GIS programming).


This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 2019. The teaching load will be 6 to 7 courses per year. The successful candidate’s appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Please submit a cover lettercurriculum vitaeteaching statement (including teaching philosophy that illustrates commitment to effective teaching, teaching experience, and concepts for new course development); and commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles) to Academic Jobs Online. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three references to submit letters of reference on your behalf. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

For more information regarding the Department of Geography please visit the department website at

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  (Search 2019123)

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at



Chuanrong (Cindy) Zhang

Professor and Department Head

Department of Geography

Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering

University of Connecticut

215 Glenbrook Rd., Unit 4148

Storrs, CT 06269-4148

Phone: 860-486-2610