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Associate/Assistant Professor - Geomatics

University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, AK

Posted 2 years ago in Engineering

Assistant/Associate Professor position – Geomatics

Review Date: Review of applications will begin on February 11, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a Full time (9 month) tenure-track Bi-partite or Tri-partite position. The primary duty of this position is full-time teaching in the two-year Associate of Applied Science and in the ABET accredited four-year Bachelor of Science degrees in Geomatics. Courses may include, but are not limited to, undergraduate Geomatics courses, including the fundamentals of surveying and advanced techniques, including GPS, GIS and LIS, geodesy, mapping and map projections, photogrammetry, remote sensing, boundary law and surveying, adjustment theory and practice, hydrographic surveying, land development design, AutoCAD products, graphics, and professional development. Other duties include, but are not limited to: community service (including university, community and professional); continuing the ABET accreditation process and other assessment activities; advising students; developing outreach programs to the larger community; assisting with curriculum development and with program and faculty growth and development; writing and managing grants; participation on committees within the Department of Geomatics, the School of Engineering and the University; working cooperatively with faculty and staff in the Department and the School of Engineering. The successful candidate may also be asked to undertake chairing the Department of Geomatics (on a rotational basis) while teaching within the Department. Responsibilities as Chair include, but are not limited to: budgetary planning and control; personnel selection and supervision; ABET accreditation; curriculum oversight and planning; representing the Department and its concerns externally.
QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must hold an undergraduate degree in Surveying, Geomatics or a closely related area, as well as a M.S. or PhD (ABD acceptable with degree conferred within first semester of employment) or equivalent in Geomatics, Surveying, or a closely related area. They must have demonstrated successful teaching experience in Geomatics, as well as excellent demonstrated English language oral and written communications skills. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively and congenially with faculty, staff, students and members of the wider community from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Final candidates will be required to present a brief on-campus lecture on a selected Geomatics topic.

Preference will be given to candidates who show evidence of:
1. Successful recent professional experience in Geomatics;
2. Professional licensure or certification with the ability to achieve registration as a Professional Land Surveyor in Alaska;
3. Recent successful teaching experience in Geomatics (can include Teaching Assistant experience), or higher education teaching certification;
4. Demonstrated success in publishing in professional and technical journals, managing research teams (including undergraduate students), and the ability to obtain research grants;
5. Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and development;
6. Demonstrated commitment to educational advancement for geomatics-related fields, shown through involvement in professional geomatics organizations;
7. Field experience surveying in the US PLSS in Alaska or elsewhere;
8. Knowledge of Alaska's physical and cultural issues, as well as its unique patchwork of land resources, issues, law, jurisdictions, statutes and policies;
9. A background in and/or understanding of ABET accreditation; and
10. Outreach to K-12 students and teachers and demonstrated service to the community.

Application Procedure: Either go online to: or submit a detailed resume, complete academic transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and teaching interests, and three letters of reference to:
Human Resources,
University of Alaska Anchorage,
3211 Providence Drive,
Anchorage, AK, 99508-4614, USA.

Refer to Position #301000

Letters of reference, quoting the PCN number above, may be sent directly by the referees.
In addition, applicants must submit the names, mailing addresses and phone numbers of three additional referees.
Applicants needing reasonable accommodations to participate in the application of interview process should contact Human Resources.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action: The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the local Human Resources office.

Public Disclosure: Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act. 

Background Investigation: Finalists may be subject to a background investigation. Any offer of employment is contingent upon a review of the results of the background investigation by the Human Resources office.

Immigration Reform and Control Act: Person(s) hired by the University of Alaska must comply with the provisions of the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. All employees must provide proof of eligibility to work. For foreign nationals requesting employer sponsored visas, a job must qualify as a “specialty occupation” to be eligible for sponsorship of a U.S. H 1B visa petition. You must present your Social Security Card as verification of your Social Security Number. If you do not have a social security number, you must present a receipt from the Social Security Administrations stating you have applied for a social security number within 10 days of your employment with the University of Alaska.

Social Security: On January 1, 1982, the University opted out of the Social Security system; however, participation in Social Security is still required for adjunct faculty hired after January 1, 1996, temporary staff, extended temporary staff, and certain student employees. Also, benefit-eligible employees hired after April 1, 1986, are required to pay into Medicare even though they do not participate in Social Security. 

Benefits: Refer to the Benefits web page at for more information on benefits available to University of Alaska employees.

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