Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer - Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Santa Clara University
January 20, 2018
Santa Clara, California
The Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, is receiving applications to teach one upper-division level class entitled ENVS 117: Advanced Geographic Information Systems. This class is focused on the use of GIS and geospatial technologies for environmental analysis and urban planning. The class will cover methods of generating, querying, analyzing, and displaying GIS data with the following goals: (1) Understanding and be able to apply more complex geospatial methods and analysis, including spatial statistics, python programming, remote sensing, and more (2) Practicing effectively using online resources to independently find, understand, and apply GIS -based tools and solutions to spatial problems (3) introducing emerging directions and applications of geospatial technologies.
The quarter is 10 weeks long, with an 11th week for finals.
$6,600 per course
Ph.D. in Environmental Studies, Environmental Sciences, Geography, or a closely related field. Expertise with ArcGIS software (version 10.1 or higher) required. Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching in GIS (advanced level) required, experience with Python and large data sets in teaching preferred. We are particularly interested in a candidate who has experience in mentoring students in GIS-based environmentally-focused projects.
Faculty responsibilities are specified by the Santa Clara University Faculty Handbook (sec. 3.6). Duties include but are not limited to:
A. Teaching one lecture section of ENVS117 during Spring quarter 2018.
B. Fulfilling all responsibilities associated with the assigned course, including:
1. Conducting and appearing at all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared way; 2. Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to students; 3. Holding regular weekly office hours on campus; 4. Submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline; 5. Administering numerical and narrative evaluations for all courses; 6. Fulfilling other instructional or academic duties as may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or the Chair of the Department.
Internal Number: FAC000871
About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offers its more than 8,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the fourth-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master's universities, California's oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice.