Salem State University

  • Adjunct Faculty of Spatial Database Analysis and Design, Geo-Information Science

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 years ago(11/15/2017 10:48 AM)
    State Title
    Adjunct Faculty (Graduate), Geo-Information Science
    Job Category
    Contracted Faculty
    Department : Name
    Human Resources Department
    Pay Basis
  • General Statement of Duties

    Salem State University is seeking an adjunct instructor to teach a graduate course on the analysis and design of spatial databases within the Geo-Information Science Graduate Program in spring 2018.  Experience with spatial database software and a thorough understanding of  spatial database structures, design (including Structured Query Language (SQL)), implementation, and maintenance are required. The ability to teach using leading software such as ESRI's Desktop and Enterprise (ArcSDE) Geodatabases or PostgreSQL/PostGIS is required. Class will run Thursday evenings at 6:30pm beginning January 18, 2018.


    This posting will be valid for three years to build a sufficient adjunct pool.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    It is expected that this individual will accomplish assigned duties in an efficient, effective and competent manner, and strive for improvement and excellence in all work performed.  Duties include:

    • Provide quality instruction to students in assigned course
    • Provide quality learning experiences for all students in accordance with their needs and abilities while maintaining the basic integrity of the course’s standards and objectives
    • Provide clear objectives and criteria in a course syllabus; follow University guidelines regarding course syllabi; follow direction of the Division Chair or full-time program lead; integrate the appropriate University's learning goals into course; evaluate students’ performance in light of these objectives and criteria
    • Submit syllabus to department by the end of the first week of class
    • Provide each student with a syllabus that complies with University syllabus guidelines by the end of the first week including all course requirements, course evaluation procedures, attendance requirements, make-up examination policy, and related course procedures
    • Conduct a variety of appropriate evaluations of student performance. Return graded assignments in a timely fashion, normally within a week
    • Inform students of progress to date periodically and assign and submit grades by published deadlines
    • Maintain student attendance records (for Financial Aid purposes), including “No Shows” (students who have not shown up for class)
    • Use University software for final and timely reporting, grades, student roster and attendance
    • Maintain regular consultation/office hours for meetings with students on campus


    Required Qualifications:

    • Master's degree in a related field, such as Geography, Geology, Planning, or Environmental Science, with at least 18 graduate level credit hours in Geographic Information Systems OR a master's degree in a related field and at least 5 years of direct experience using Spatial Database software in industry, government, or academia
    • Knowledge of the concepts, technologies, principles and practices of Spatial Database structures, design (including Structured Query Language (SQL)), implementation, and maintenance on a post-secondary level
    • Proficient with ESRI Geodatabases or PostgreSQL/PostGIS
    • At least 2 years of direct experience using Spatial Database software in industry, government, or academia
    • Demonstrated commitment to collaboration and collegiality
    • Demonstrated commitment to teaching, supervision, and advising
    • Strength and potential for excellence and leadership in community engagement and university services

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • A PhD in a related field, such as Geography, Geology, Planning, or Environmental Science
    • 5+ years of direct experience using Spatial Database software in industry, government, or academia
    • Experience in research or application of Spatial Databases to environmental and social sustainability issues and problems
    • Experience teaching geography and/or Spatial Database courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels
    • Experience using active approaches to learning; experience using alternative methods of learning, such as interactive software, Internet, or individualized modular programs
    • Experience teaching a multicultural population

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    • Please apply online and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter, and (unofficial) transcripts
    • Adjunct positions are temporary for one semester only, with a possibility for re-hire. All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Adjunct positions are not eligible for H1B Visa sponsorship
    • Pre-Employment Background check will be conducted for all selected applicants
    • Application review will begin immediately and continue until an adequate pool is developed

    EEO Statement:

    Salem State University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.


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