Assistant, Associate, Full Professor (Geospatial Sciences)

Announcement Number: 20-1603-NE-TF-AD
Hiring Agency: United States Coast Guard
Position Title: Assistant, Associate, Full Professor (Geospatial Sciences), AD-1710-00
Open Period: 02/10/2019 – 03/10/2020
Series/Grade: AD-1710-00
Salary: USD $73,066 – USD $142,262
Duty Location(s): New London, CT
For More Info, you may contact: David Johnson, 860-444-8358


Who May Apply: This vacancy is open to U.S. Citizens and non-citizens. Hiring restrictions may apply to certain non-U.S. Citizens. See the “Other information” section of this announcement.

Security Clearance Required: Non Sensitive

Appointment Type: This is a temporary appointment to a tenure-track position, with potential for conversion to a permanent excepted service appointment.

Service Type: Excepted

Marketing Statement

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is a highly selective federal military college that provides a rigorous undergraduate program and is committed to building a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who collaborate to provide a multi-disciplinary and hands-on approach to student learning and leadership development. The attractive riverside campus is home to a nationally and internationally representative student body of about 1,000 diverse Cadets. The Academy provides the professional education and training required to prepare young women and men for careers as commissioned officers in the U. S. Coast Guard, one of our Nation’s five Armed Services. The Academy offers B.S. degrees in nine academic majors: Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Cyber Systems, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Marine/Environmental Sciences, Operations Research/Computer Analysis, Management, and Government. The Academy is located near the shoreline of southeastern Connecticut, midway between New York City and Boston, and is within commuting range of regional, as well as national, colleges and universities in the CT/RI/MA tri-state area. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visit


The U.S. Coast Guard Academy, located in New London, Connecticut, invites applications for the position of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (Geospatial Sciences). The Academy seeks an individual dedicated to teaching and to the intellectual development of students. This faculty member will develop, teach and assess curriculum that are common to undergraduate Science. We believe that individuals from diverse backgrounds strengthen our programs and positively impact student success. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply for consideration. The goal is that the successful candidate will report in July 2020.

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Authorized: Yes. Relocation expenses authorized in accordance with regulations.

Travel Required: Occasional

Major Duties

The successful candidate will teach courses and laboratories in the areas of geographic information systems, geospatial intelligence, and atmospheric and marine sciences. Teaching load will be up to 12 contact hours per semester. Tenure-track position responsibilities also include facilitation of learning enrichment opportunities for cadets via speakers, travel, and contacts; academic advising; work as a faculty advisor to student research projects (including senior capstone projects in geospatial sciences and/or marine science), clubs, and other co-curricular activities; individual research and scholarship; leadership and professional development activities; institutional, divisional, and departmental service; course and program assessment; and other duties as assigned contributing to the development of future Coast Guard officers and service to the Academy.


Minimum degree requirements: Ph.D. or ABD status in Geospatial Sciences, Geographic Information Systems, Geospatial Intelligence, Marine or Coastal Geography, Marine Science, Oceanography, Environmental Science, or a closely related science field. ABD must include a letter in application from the applicant’s major professor attesting that the candidate will complete all Ph.D. requirements before 5 July 2020.

The preferred candidates will have:

  • The ability to teach undergraduate courses in geospatial sciences, geospatial intelligence, and atmospheric and marine sciences and mentor undergraduate research projects.
  • Undergraduate teaching experience, communication and teamwork skills, the ability to show initiative, and the ability to be adaptable in the context of a student-centered institution are very desirable.
  • Interpersonal, teaching and effective written and oral communications skills are essential.
  • A record of scholarship and publication in related fields with marine application is desirable.
  • Candidates should possess a record demonstrating strong teamwork skills and a desire to work in a diverse and collaborative environment.
  • Classroom experience teaching and mentoring diverse student populations, and/or experience promoting diversity initiatives, including efforts at creating communities of inclusion, is highly desirable.


All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

Education Requirements

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in a conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. For further information on the evaluation of foreign education, refer to the U.S. Department of Education's web site at click here.

When including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.


All application materials must be submitted by 11:59 PM ET on the closing date of the announcement.


DHS offers an attractive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays.

published: 11 February 2020     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.