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SUNY Oneonta Assistant Professor- GIS in Oneonta, New York

Assistant Professor- GIS



Department:Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability

Locations:Oneonta, NY

Posted:Dec 8, 2022


Position ID:156788


Job Description:

The Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for a tenure track position as anAssistant Professor of Geography Environmental Sustainabilitybeginning Fall 2023. Expectations include, but are not limited to, teaching, research, student advisement, college service, and continuing professional development.

With over 100 undergraduate students, two majors, and three tracks the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability is strong and growing. Among the first interdisciplinary environmental sustainability programs, it continues to be innovative and distinctive. The Department is part of the School of Sciences, which consists of 10 academic departments and 19 majors." To learn more about the College or the Department, please visit

Duties include but are not limited to:teaching introductory and upper level Geospatial technology courses with a focus in Applied Environmental GIS; teaching introductory geography; and teaching other courses to support the geography and environmental sustainability programs to meet department needs; contributing to supervision of applied learning activities such as independent studies, internships, service-learning, and/or global education; mentoring students; student advising; and actively participating in departmental and university life.

Base Salary: $54,000. Information on SUNY's comprehensive benefits offerings can be found at


Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in geography or closely related discipline (ABD considered; doctorate required at time of start date)

  • Abilities to teach GIS


  • Demonstrated ability to teach GIS courses and other courses as listed in duties above

  • Experience with teaching using ArcPro and QGIS

  • Demonstrated interest in integrating experiential learning into coursework

  • College-level teaching experience

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or service with diverse and/or multicultural populations.

Additional Information:

SUNY Oneonta enrolls about 5,500 students who pursue bachelor's or master's degrees or certificates in one of 60-plus academic programs. Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully.

The College is located in the City of Oneonta, nestled in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, Oneonta is one of the top 20 picturesque small towns in America, according to Microsoft News. The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking year-round. Each season offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and skiing. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance, management, and culture. The College's rating is 4.5 with one recent review noting that it's the people that make SUNY Oneonta so special.

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SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: Please upload a letter of interest addressing how you meet the qualifications for this position, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and statement of interest in experiential learning and/or applied GIS. Contact information for three references must be provided; instructions for submitting letters of reference will be sent directly to the referees.

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