The Geospatial Technology Services Group at Tufts University is looking for a part-time Lecturer for a teaching position in our Geographic Information Science curriculum. We seek a dynamic individual who will contribute to the growth and development of our GIS programs at the undergraduate level. Primary responsibility will be to teach an introductory GIS course for students in interdisciplinary programs, including Environmental Studies and International Relations. We expect the course to be project-based, and that the instructor will be available for consultations outside class time to help students achieve high quality results. The successful applicant will be joining an accomplished team of geospatial technology experts committed to expanding and enhancing geospatial analysis across the University. A teaching assistant will be available for the course. The desired start date is Fall 2012.
College-level teaching experience, minimum of a Master’s degree strongly preferred; background in Geographic Information Science required. Excellent communication skills, a desire to create an innovative course, an understanding of undergraduate pedagogical needs, and a commitment to collaboration will enhance an application. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample course overview and outline of proposed topics, and the names and contact information for at least two referencesto:
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Applications from members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.
The Ed Forrest Internship Program was initiated to create opportunities for students who have made a commitment to study disciplines related to GIS to obtain practical experience in this field.
The Internship Program consists of two parts: 1) a competitive stipend program, and 2) an internship clearinghouse. This program is open to all students who are juniors or above and are currently enrolled in accredited colleges or universities. Participating GITA corporate sponsors, contributors, small business affiliates, user affiliates and other qualified GIS companies will place interns through the program. The program is designed for summer internships. GITA will offer at least one $1,500 stipend to a selected student to offset travel and living expenses incurred as a result of obtaining an internship (10-12 weeks) with one of the association’s corporate members or other approved companies. The stipends are awarded on a competitive basis, selected from completed applications. Resumes of all students who complete the internship application will be included in the association’s internship clearinghouse. Resumes will be circulated to GITA corporate member companies and other approved organizations, with individuals who are eligible for the stipend identified.
Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:
2012 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATION
In addition to completing the application form, the following information must be submitted:
2. A 300-500 word statement regarding your current educational goals and plans for your
3. A transcript from each school attended (undergraduate and graduate). Please black out your
4. Two letters of recommendation. Each letter must be from a faculty member or other person who
5. A current resume showing your GIS experience and education. This application is made for the
* *The Intern is responsible for supporting Meteorology and Development staff with day-to-day GIS analysis and cartography needs. The intern will also assist with the maintenance of First Wind’s Enterprise GIS system.
The Spatial Analysis Lab at Smith College will be hiring a Post-Baccalaureate Fellow for a 1 year position starting this Summer (July 2012). The position is ideal for a student hoping to gain additional GIS experience before moving on to a more permanent job, or as a bridge before graduate school. The position is designed for graduating seniors or recent graduates (within 3 years). We are looking for someone who enjoys the spirit and rigors of an academic setting and who can contribute to the growth of GIS and Spatial Thinking at Smith.
Provide administrative and technical support for the broad range of programs and activities undertaken by the Smith College Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL). Support activities include documenting, maintaining, and acquiring spatial data, maintaining lab equipment and associated software. Additional responsibilities include supporting classes, faculty, and students.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
*Data Documentation, Maintenance, and Acquisition (40%): *Provide administrative and program support to the GIS Specialist in maintaining the Lab’s spatial data collection(s). Acquire or generate new digital materials to support classroom and research requirements. Generate metadata as required to meet college, national and state standards. Help promote data standards and guidelines to the user base. Develop work flows to help students and faculty ensure all data meets adopted standards. Supports other staff needs as necessary. Performs related duties as required.
Equipment and Software Maintenance (30%): Ensure all lab equipment is in working order, charged and ready for class or individual use. Install updates, firmware, and datasets as required to all GPS units, total stations, and laser range finders. Administer equipment sign-out, delivery, and return system. Process field data for user community as needed.
Class & Individual Support (20%): Help supervise student lab assistants. Provide GIS and GPS instruction to faculty and students on an as needed basis. Support all GIS/GPS workshops.
Administrative Support (10%): Provide support as needed for internal and external programs and activities. Activities may include: poster printing, conference planning and logistics, outreach activities, web page updates, database maintenance, and other administrative duties as required.
Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree. Research or direct project experience with Geographic Information Systems, and Global Positioning Systems required.
Skills: Well developed organizational and both written and verbal communication skills. Attention to detail very important. Skills in computer programming, web based APIs, and database management experience highly desirable.
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