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


Lecturer of Geographic Information Science
Environmental & Biological Sci - MEBS
Machias ME

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. 

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 for 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.

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]" style="color:rgb(147,35,7);text-decoration-line:none">[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)
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
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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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