Harvard University seeks applications for a Preceptor in Geospatial Analysis. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2023. The Preceptor will be responsible for designing and teaching introductory undergraduate and graduate courses in geospatial analysis, including geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), remote sensing and related geospatial science and technology, primarily for students in the social sciences and environmental sciences. In addition, work in collaboration with faculty and the Center for Geographic Analysis staff to coordinate and enhance a non-credit training program for teaching the development and application of geospatial analytics tools and geographic data.
The position is for one year, renewable on a yearly basis for up to eight years, contingent on performance, enrollments, curricular need, and divisional dean approval.
MA or Ph.D. in geography, geographic information science, or other relevant fields.
Knowledge of geospatial science and technology; familiarity with current major GIS, GPS and remote sensing software packages; proficient in at least one product suite in each category; experience in the customization and implementation of geospatial technology in at least one, preferably two or more disciplines; experience in course material development and classroom instruction; spatial modeling and spatial statistics expertise highly desirable. Hands-on experience with big data analytics, high performance computing and GeoAI a plus.
Wendy Xin Department of Government – Harvard University 1737 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02138
1. Cover letter – please include a description of your teaching/advising experience and philosophy, and comment on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
3. Names and contact information of three references (three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted)
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.
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