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Dear Colleagues,

We are hiring a new faculty member for our awesome GIS courses and
programs. Please help spread the word! The job description is below, and
applications can be submitted at


Position Title:
Lecturer of Geographic Information Science
Environmental & Biological Sci - MEBS
Bargaining Unit:
Salary Band/Wage Band:
Work Schedule:
Machias ME
Statement of Job:

The University of Maine at Machias invites applicants for a two year,
fixed-length teaching faculty position in Geographic Information Systems at
the rank of Lecturer. The anticipated start date is August 2024. The
Environmental GIS program is housed in the Division of Environmental and
Biological Sciences.

The successful candidate will teach 12 credits per semester (3 – 4
courses).  Our interdisciplinary curriculum incorporates geospatial
technology, data acquisition, environmental studies, geographic inquiry,
computer and data science, programming, and design. Teaching will be a
combination of on campus and distance courses.  Courses incorporate
hands-on, applied projects that reinforce key competencies and teach soft
skills required for success in natural resource and community-based careers.

This position will also be responsible for maintaining the GIS laboratory
equipment and software.
About the University:

The University of Maine at Machias (UMM), the regional campus of the
University of Maine, awards baccalaureate and associate degrees, and
certificates. Established in 1909, it is the easternmost university campus
in the United States, located on the Gulf of Maine and surrounded by
rivers, forests, fishing villages, and blueberry barrens. This unspoiled
portion of the Atlantic coast is known for its outdoor recreational
opportunities and quality of life.

UMM serves approximately 750 students with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1.
The academic experience emphasizes learning both in the classroom and in
experiential settings, with a focus on community-engaged educational
opportunities. The area’s bountiful natural resources, and rich
environmental, recreational, cultural, and education traditions inform the
campus. For more information about the University visit

The University of Maine at Machias offers a wide range of benefits
employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and
dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental,
vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as
retirement plan options. For more information about Machias, Maine, please
click here <>


   - Graduate degree in geospatial technology or closely related field
   - Ability to maintain the equipment and software in the GIS lab with
   assistance of IT personnel
   - Two years of experience in the workforce applying GIS to issues in
   community- or natural resource-based situations


   - Ph.D. in geospatial technology or closely related field
   - Post-secondary teaching experience, particularly involving
   project-based instruction
   - Ability to teach courses in some combination of the following topics:
      - GIS I
      - GIS II
      - Satellite Positioning and Navigational Systems
      - Remote Sensing
      - Municipal Applications of GIS
      - Python Programming in GIS
      - Community Applications in GIS
      - Geospatial Careers
   - Five years of experience in the workforce applying GIS to issues in
   community- or natural resource-based situations.

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need
to create a profile and application; upload

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and
suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) a statement of teaching philosophy

You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the
self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of
veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be
considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be
reviewed at the discretion of the University.

*Search Timeline is as follows:*
Review of applications to begin: September 30, 2023
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: October 9, 2023
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: October 23, 2023
Tentative start date: January 2024

For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair
Sherrie Sprangers at [log in to unmask]

Appropriate background checks are required.

*In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing
its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System does not
discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression,
ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry,
age, disability physical or mental, genetic information, or veterans or
military status in employment, education, and all other programs and
activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified
individuals with disabilities upon request. The following person has been
designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies:
Director of Equal Opportunity, 5748 Boudreau Hall, Room 101, Orono, ME
04469-5754, 207-581-1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).*
Academic Year (Sept-May)
Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Teaching Philosophy
Tora Johnson, PhD (she/ her)
Director of GIS/ Professor, Science rm 107a
GIS Lab & Service Center, Torrey Hall rm 223
Appointment- Office Hours <> ~
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UMM GIS Program on Facebook! ~ UMM Science
Division on Facebook!
Internships, jobs or grad school opportunities?

UMM Land Acknowledgement
The University of Maine at Machias recognizes that it is located in the
homeland of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, where issues of water and territorial
rights, and encroachment upon sacred sites, are ongoing. The University
also recognizes that the Passamaquoddy Tribe and the other Wabanaki Tribal
Nations are distinct, sovereign, legal and political entities with their
own powers of self-governance and self-determination.

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