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Ranked renewable term assistant professor in Geospatial Technologies

University of Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma (US)
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Oct 14, 2022

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Atmospheric Sciences, Global Environmental Change, Interdisciplinary/Other
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Ranked renewable term assistant professor in Geospatial Technologies

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus: Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences: Geography and Environmental Sustainability

Location: Norman, OK

Open Date: Sep 01, 2022


The Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability (DGES) at the University of Oklahoma ( invites applications for a ranked renewable term assistant professor in Geospatial Technologies.


The Mission of the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences is to provide a world-class academic experience that promotes convergent, innovative education and research at the intersections of weather, climate, and sustainability. To fulfill our mission, we are dedicated to preparing students for successful careers in the private sector, academia, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations.  Other units in the College include the School of Meteorology and the School of Aviation.


Online Master's of Science in Geospatial Technologies: With the mission to foster the insights, technical skills, and advanced training in geospatial technologies, the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences and the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma offer the online Master of Science in Geospatial Technology* program. Representing the intersection of geography and technology, the program's curriculum was specifically designed to provide students with the theoretical and practical geospatial technology skills needed to advance in this rapidly growing field of study. An advanced degree from OU in geospatial technologies prepares you to leverage new technologies to support governmental, environmental, business, and societal decision-making affecting the future of our planet.


Ranked Renewable Term Faculty Positions at University of Oklahoma: Ranked renewable term faculty at the University of Oklahoma are recurring appointments at the ranks of assistant, associate, and full professor. While not tenure track, these appointments are intended to exist in perpetuity and have the same rights and privileges as tenure track faculty with the exception of tenure.


The University of Oklahoma is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and healthcare needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. 


Norman is a vibrant university town of around 113,000 inhabitants with a growing entertainment and art scene. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on “best place to live” rankings. Visit and for more information. Within an easy commute, Oklahoma City features a dynamic economy and outstanding cultural venues adding to the region’s growing appeal.



The Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability (DGES) at the University of Oklahoma ( invites applications for a renewable-term assistant professor who will direct our online Master's of Science program in geospatial technologies ( and teach in the area of geospatial research and practice (e.g., Digital Humanities; Historical GIS; Qualitative, Participatory or Critical GIS; and/or Physical Geography Applications, especially those utilizing UAVs or LiDAR data). This position is a ranked renewable term position (of a five-year duration) with the potential for promotion to ranked renewable associate professor at the end of the initial term. Applicants are required to possess a PhD in Geography or a related discipline at time of appointment. The successful applicant will be expected to teach three courses per semester in DGES, to serve as director of the DGES online Master's of Science in Geospatial Technologies, and to contribute to mentorship and advisement for students in our growing graduate program. The position is 60% teaching and 40% service; however, the exact distribution of this breakdown could include some research and is subject to final negotiation. Preferred qualifications include: being fluent in a wide range of geospatial applications and being capable of building and nurturing relationships with alumni, geospatial industries, and other business realms where geospatial applications are utilized. 


Application Instructions

Application Materials Requested: To apply, please submit an extended cover letter detailing the following: your interest in the position; experience with, and commitment to, teaching; leadership and service background, expertise and experience with geospatial applications. Additionally, please provide a curriculum vitae and contact information for three references who may be contacted later to provide letters.


Please submit all these materials in one file to You may contact the search committee chair, Dr. Rebecca Loraamm if you have any questions.


Screening of applications will begin on October 16, 2022, and will continue until the positions are filled.


The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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