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Under the direction of the department chair, teach and revise courses to match the department’s Geographic Information System (GIS) and GeoDesign curricular needs. These courses all relate to applications of geospatial visualization and analysis to issues of planning and landscape architecture. The courses to be taught and revised through this position will serve all five of the academic programs in the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture.
- Instruction – 50%
Support GIS and GeoDesign applications courses offered by the department in spring and fall 2021. Teaching assignments include Landscape Architecture 695: Application of GIS in Natural Resources (Spring ’21) and Landscape Architecture 631: GeoDesign Methods (Fall ’21). Coordinate instruction and course preparation with the department chair and curriculum committee. Past syllabi will be available for review. Fulfill general responsibilities related to teaching, which include developing lectures and class materials; posting and holding regular office hours; holding student conferences; providing written and verbal feedback on evaluation materials; and grading exams, projects, team work, and oral presentations.
- Course Revision – 50%
Restructure two courses Land Architecture 631 and Landscape Architecture 633: Geospatial Approaches to Conservation and Adaptation to meet expanded needs of multiple degree programs within the department. This may include proposing different course numbers and attributes and will involve working with the department chair and curriculum committee on any required governance procedures associated with course revision.
Education and Experience Requirements:
- A Masters degree or equivalent in planning, landscape architecture, or natural resources field and professional experience of a minimum of 5 years. Candidates should have significant experience with GIS techniques, concepts, and systems in resource management, land use, and environmental fields.
- Experience using and teaching GIS techniques, concepts, and systems in resource management, land use, and environmental fields is required. Strong preference will be given to those candidates with two or more semesters of recent experience teaching advanced college level courses in geospatial analysis and design or closely related topics.
- The successful candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm, understanding and competency with principles and methods of geographic information systems and their applications in planning and landscape architecture. Candidate must also have excellent written and verbal communication skills and technical capabilities.