Lecturer - GIS - Part-Time (50%)
The Department of Forest Resources Management at the University of British Columbia-Vancouver campus invites applications for a 1-year Lecturer (12 month appointment) to be involved in the ongoing development, teaching and coordination of undergraduate and graduate courses in the undergraduate forestry program and the course-based Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management (MGEM) Program.
The Lecturer will lead instruction in a number of existing core courses in the programs including but not limited to (i) Advanced Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Management (GEM511) and (ii) Project Proposal Development and Proof of Concept (FCOR599). GEM511 builds upon the knowledge and skills gained through GEM510 providing a deeper understanding of the spatial analytical components of landscape ecology and exposure to emerging geospatial tools and technologies. Through FCOR599 students are paired with faculty mentors to develop, write and present the components of an effective proposal focused on applying geomatics to pressing environmental management issues. Teaching will include classroom-based lectures, guided labs and exercises, seminars and project work. In addition, the Lecturer will help coordinate content across all Program courses, teach portions of related courses as necessary, assist in mentoring and advising individual students, and help further develop core course curriculum.
The Lecturer must have a PhD in an appropriate field with two or more years of relevant instructional experience with adult and/or international learners highly desirable. In addition, experience with curriculum development, teaching and mentoring students, and excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, are required. A demonstrated interest in innovative teaching methods is required. The Lecturer must have experience with widely used GIS and image processing software packages (e.g., ESRI, ENVI). The Lecturer should also have familiarity and experience with free and open source geospatial software packages (e.g., QGIS), emerging tools and platforms for online mapping and analysis (e.g., Google Earth Engine; CARTO), automating geoprocessing workflows using scripting languages (e.g., Python, R, ), and engaging with “big data”. Experience with mobile data collection (e.g., OpenDataKit), online map-based storytelling tools and citizen science initiatives is considered highly desirable. Demonstrated understanding of state of the art project development methods and appreciation of the scientific process is desired as the lecturer will lead and co-mentor students through proposal and scientific writing processes.
The appointment will start on September 1, 2019 although an alternate start date can be negotiated. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is for one year, part-time (50%). All appointments are subject to budgetary approval. Applications must be submitted by August 15, 2019. Applicants should submit an application letter, a Curriculum Vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references to:
Joanne Dean, Administrative Manager
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority