Iowa State University, Assistant Professor, Geographic Information Systems/GeoDesign; application deadline 07 February 2014

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Reference: JOB36770
Application deadline: CLOSED

Vacancy ID: # 131271
Title: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: Geographic Information Systems/GeoDesign
Employing Department: College of Design
Appointment Conditions: Tenured, 9 Months
Proposed Start Date: August 16, 2014

Job Description: Iowa State University has launched the Presidential High Impact Hires Initiative to support targeted faculty hiring in areas of strategic importance. As part of the initiative, the College of Design invites applications for a tenure-eligible position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 16, 2014.

The College of Design at Iowa State University is seeking a dynamic and accomplished colleague with a commitment to collaborative and interdisciplinary education and research to join the faculty as an assistant professor focusing on geographic information systems/geodesign. Departmental affiliation is open in the search process and will be assigned at the time of hire based on fit. The appointment is a 9-month position.

The College seeks an accomplished academic who will make significant contributions to teaching, creative scholarship, and outreach and actively participate as a member the GIS interdisciplinary collegiate team. The position will work with the team to teach courses and grow the GIS curriculum in the college (currently including a graduate GIS Certificate) eventually offering a new campus-wide undergraduate minor in GIS. Duties include developing new courses for the minor in the areas of spatial thinking and technologies including GeoDesign, and recruiting and marketing students into the program; developing a collaborative, interdisciplinary research/scholarship portfolio in GIS; developing and implementing an outreach program to work with external collaborators; and service to the program, college and university community.

Required Qualifications: PhD in geospatial discipline, or a terminal degree in a design-related discipline with heavy geospatial focus and a record that would warrant an appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience and recognition in research, teaching, practice and/or outreach; demonstrated engagement with collaborative initiatives across multiple disciplines. Instructional experience is desired in on-line or distance- learning courses. The candidate should demonstrate competency in the use and application of GIS and geospatial technology to design problems, and have experience incorporating such content into undergraduate or graduate level instruction curricula. Candidates should show excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational and management experience including work with budgets and schedules, and possess technical capabilities especially related to GIS and geospatial technology.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

Application Instructions: Application must be submitted online at and search for vacancy 131271. Please be prepared to attach or enter the following:
1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact information for three references
4) A one page statement of teaching and research philosophy

For questions regarding this vacancy, please email Kevin Kane,

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

To ensure consideration, submit application by 2/7/2014, however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and will take action to ensure that employment practices are free of discrimination. Iowa State University is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran. Inquiries can be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-7612.