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Assistant Professor of Geography

Salisbury University
Salisbury, Maryland
Posted Date
Sep 7, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Geography
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Geography

The Department of Geography & Geosciences at Salisbury University seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in Geographic Information Science (GIS) to begin in Fall 2023. This is a 10-month teaching position (12 contact hours per semester – typically three or four courses) with the opportunity to engage in research.

Area of Specialization:  Geographic Information Science

Primary Job Duties/Responsibilities: Teach core and advanced undergraduate courses in GIScience. Examples of courses that the applicant might teach include Introduction to GIS, Cartographic Visualization, Statistical Problem Solving in Geography, Advanced GIS, and the University’s First-Year Seminar. Additionally, the candidate will offer courses in their specific area of expertise. The candidate is expected to utilize effective teaching and classroom management strategies that enhance the success of diverse learners. The candidate will also serve on department committees and play a key role in department sponsored events.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or ABD in Geography or related field, with a concentration in Geographic Information Science, required at time of appointment. If ABD, the candidate would be hired at the rank of Instructor.

We seek an energetic individual committed to challenging students with integrated instruction and exploration. Salisbury University’s Department of Geography and Geosciences prides itself on providing students with an advanced and challenging learning experience in GIScience.  While this position is primarily focused on undergraduate teaching with a demonstrated ability to support undergraduate research, opportunities exist to contribute to our graduate program in GIS Management, which was recognized with the 2022 AAG Program Excellence Award for Graduate Education. Candidates are invited to join existing externally-funded outreach activities of the Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative (ESRGC).

Preferred Qualifications: Experience using the ESRI suite of GIS products is necessary; the use of open-source GIS software, and python programming skills, are desired.   

Applications received by November 1, 2022 will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin August 2023. Please visit our website  to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.    

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: 1) A letter of interest describing your teaching experience and teaching approach, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a statement of teaching interests, 2) a statement of research interest, 3) curriculum vitae, 4) the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional reference, and 5) statement of diversity that describes your personal and professional experiences that will enable you to support a diverse student population.

All other documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any other documents via E-mail. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Dr. Mark de Socio at

This position is based in Salisbury, MD.  Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 60 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University features a beautiful campus close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU is consistently ranked among the nation’s top colleges and ‘best values’ by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and other publications. SU has 440 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8700.

At SU, numerous opportunities are available for professional development including funding for seed grants, travel to professional meetings, internships for student researchers, and leading national and international field courses.  Opportunity for collaboration on externally funded projects exists through the Department of Geography & Geosciences outreach organization, the Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative. We encourage applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, and national perspectives to their scholarship and teaching.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future.  To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit

Salisbury University (SU) has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, 100 Holloway Hall, Tel. (410) 548-3508.


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