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Part-Time Lecturer MPS in Geographic Information Technology

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Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Part-Time Lecturer MPS in Geographic Information Technology
Requisition Number PTFR000186
Division/College College of Professional Studies
Interdisciplinary Division/College College of Professional Studies
Full-Time/Part-Time Part Time
Benefits Eligible No
Posting Date 01/11/2018

Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies invites applications for a part-time, non-tenured faculty position in its Master of Professional Studies in Geographic Information Technology. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with alignments to quarterly start dates in September, January, April, and July. The program is presently offered entirely online, although applicants in the Boston, MA, Charlotte, NC and Seattle WA areas are strongly encouraged to apply. The curriculum emphasizes leadership and management, geospatial intelligence, cartographic principles and database development and remote sensing.
Responsibilities of the position include:
Teaching one or more 8 (Summer term) or 12 week (Fall, Winter and Spring) asynchronous online courses per academic year. This includes pre-term course development (including weekly readings, assignments, and multi-media lectures), and in-term commitments of monitoring online discussion boards, general course management, grading, and online presence of at least one hour per day, five days a week at the instructor’s schedule. The courses are asynchronous, and although near daily participation is a must, an exact time is not required. Training in Blackboard (the online course platform) will be provided.


Applicants must have earned a minimum of master’s degree in a related field (e.g., mobile GIS, app development, big data infrastructure geospatial links, cloud computing and virtualization, sensor webs, GeoINT and FOSS) with a track record of practical applications or teaching in areas of Geographic Information Sciences (GIS). A terminal degree is preferred, as well as additional certifications. The successful candidate should demonstrate outstanding teaching competence and have substantial professional experience in GIS. Applicants with GeoINT and FOSS GIS expertise are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References
  2. Teaching Statement
  3. Other
  4. Resume

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