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Instructor or Lecturer

Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
Instructor or Lecturer: GIS, Spatial Analysis & Quantitative Methods

The Department of Urban & Regional Planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks applicants to fill a 9-month non-tenure track faculty position in geographic information systems (GIS) and urban planning methods for the 2019-20 academic year.

Teaching responsibilities will include teaching six courses, including introductory GIS courses targeted towards undergraduate students, and advanced GIS courses targeted towards graduate students. At least four of these courses must be taught on campus; the other two may be taught either online or on campus. The selected individual will also have opportunities to develop new courses in their area of expertise at the undergraduate and graduate level. Additional opportunities are also available to develop and offer online summer courses. The candidate should be interested and experienced in teaching both lab and lecture-oriented classes.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Instructor: Master's degree in any area of Urban Planning, Geography, or Urban Informatics; and five years of professional experience.
• Lecturer: 2 years of teaching experience in any area of Urban Planning, Geography, or Urban Informatics; and all Ph.D. requirements except for dissertation to be completed at time of application.
• Applicants must have demonstrated ability to teach at the undergraduate/graduate level, as well as proficiency using geospatial tools, including ESRI and one or more open source products (AGOL, ArcGIS Pro, ArcMap, QGIS, GRASS GIS, R) in teaching and research settings.

Preferred Qualifications (All Ranks):
Experience teaching in one or more areas of geographic information science or urban informatics, which may include geospatial data infrastructure, cloud computing and CyberGIS, geospatial data analysis, geospatial data visualization, geospatial programming and development, open source GIS, and decision analytics. The following qualifications are also highly desired:
• Experience developing courses and curriculum.
• Experience advising undergraduate students.
• Experience teaching in an online environment.
• Familiarity with cloud computing, such as AWS, Azure, and other virtual environments.
• Ability to foster a diverse and inclusive environment.

Proposed Starting Date: August 16, 2019
Salary: Commensurate with rank and experience.

To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at, and upload the following:
• Letter of application.
• Curriculum Vitae.
• A list of three professional references, including name, address, email, and phone number. These references should be able to speak to your teaching and professional experience and expertise.
• Optional: You may upload a summary statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and any relevant published research.

For full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by May 14, 2019. Interviews may take place and offers may be made before the closing date, but all applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration.

For further information regarding the position, please contact Bev Wilson at or 217-244-1761.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit

Apply online here or via email to

University of Illinois
111 Temple Buell Hall, Champaign, Il 61820 M/C 619
Champaign, IL, 61820 USA


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