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This is an instructor position for the following two GIS courses in the Nelson Institute’s Environmental Conservation (EC) and Environmental Observation & informatics (EOI) MS programs.
ES 978: Conservation GIS meets one time per week on Friday’s during the fall semester. For fall semester 2022 the class is scheduled to meet from 1:15pm to 3:45pm in Science Hall 380. This class is only open to students enrolled in the EOI program (less than 20 students).
ES 978: Tools Topics in Environmental Conservation is a blended learning course. This means that the lectures and labs are delivered online, with a one time per-week meeting, in person, during the spring semester. These weekly class sessions are required for students to attend. Normally this course meets on Monday’s from 11am to 11:50am. This class is only open to students enrolled in the EC program (20-30 students), and has a Nelson Institute PhD student Teaching Assistance (TA) assigned to the course. The TA works at either a 40% or 50% rate, depending on student enrollment numbers in the EC program.
The instructor is expected to be knowledgeable of course topics, such as how to collect and import spatial features, use web-based map tools to engage citizens, and incorporate the best available spatial data from public domain sources. The 3 unique modules focus generally on.
– Mapping & Collecting Data: Strengthen students ability to do strong spatial analyses of data, to generate simple maps and report documentation.
– Conservation GIS: Use applications of GIS popular for landscape evaluation, environmental analysis, and conservation design. Develop skills to evaluate and quantify landscape patterns, apply spatial thinking to species’ landscape needs, conduct habitat assessments with GIS tools.
– Adaptation Strategies: Use solutions-oriented applications of GIS (particularly) related to reserve design habitat modeling, alternative landscape futures, and strategies for adapting to a changing environment.
The labs are taught in a number of different programs, including Arc Desktop and potentially ArcPro, QGIS,FRAGSTATS, and Maxent.
– Experience in GIS practice (research and/or professional experience)
– Proficiency with geospatial tools/software, including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, QGIS, and products in teaching and professional settings
– Prior GIS teaching experience (in-person and online)
– Conservation GIS skills and professional environmental experience