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Assistant Professor, Geospatial Systems Engineering

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Position Details

Position Information

Working Title Assistant Professor, Geospatial Systems Engineering
College College of Science and Engineering
Position Description Summary
Job Duties

The College of Science & Engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, is seeking applications for two Assistant Professor of Geospatial Systems Engineering positions in the Department of Computing Sciences. The positions will support programs offering the BS in Geographic Information Science, MS in Geospatial Systems Engineering and Ph.D. in Geospatial Computing Sciences. The appointment can start as early as Spring 2018. The basic job requirements include (1) teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses, (2) establishing and directing an active and externally funded research program, (3) publishing research results in archival journals with high impacts, (4) advising and recruiting Geospatial Computing Sciences Ph.D. students and Geospatial Surveying Engineering M.S. students, and (5) representing the department in national and international functions.

The College of Science & Engineering Geographic Information Science undergraduate degree program is accredited by ABET, Inc. The undergraduate and graduate programs are taught face-to-face and online. Applicants can go to for more information on the programs, College and the University.

Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi is a rapidly growing doctoral research university with more than 12,000 students. A Hispanic-Serving Institution on the cultural border with Latin America, TAMU-CC provides a robust campus experience focused on student and faculty success. Located on its own island on the Texas Gulf Coast, the “Island University” was recently recognized as one of the most beautiful coastal campuses in the United States. State-of-the-art classroom and laboratory buildings, support facilities, and recognized faculty strategically position TAMU-CC to achieve its goal of national and international prominence as an emerging research institution.

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A completed application will include:
1. A letter of interest addressing qualifications listed above,
2. A statement of teaching and research philosophy,
3. A curriculum vitae,
4. Research/publication record,
5. Indicators of teaching activity/effectiveness or potential, and
6. A list of three references

Posting will remain open until a finalist has been selected for each position.

Prof. Gary Jeffress, Ph.D., Chairperson
Director, Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying & Science
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi – College of Science & Engineering
6300 Ocean Drive Unit # 5868
Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5808


Applicants must have a
1. Doctoral degree in Geospatial Science, Geomatics, Computer Science, or a closely related field
2. Strong commitment to scholarly research and teaching excellence.
3. Strong research background with previous professional activities related to GSEN with collaborative research experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching in an ABET accredited geomatics undergraduate program and experience in recruiting undergraduate students into the geospatial sciences would be advantageous.

Expertise in the following areas:
1) Cartography, spatial modeling, and have a strong background in programming with a special emphasis on merging of visualization and GIS software.
2) Geographic data mining, machine learning, and knowledge discovery.
3) Web-based GIS, cloud computing, and mobile computing.
4) Ubiquitous positioning, autonomous navigation, mobile sensing, and geoinformatics.
5) Geodetic science and surveying engineering, with expertise in areas such as satellite geodesy, gravimetry, hydrography, spatial reference systems and networks.

Job Type Faculty
Posting Type Open to Public

Posting Information

Posting Number F00178PO
Special Notices

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this vacancy?
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    • Corpus Christi Caller Times advertising
    • Other newspaper advertising
    • Texas Workforce Commission - Hire Texas
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal/Publications
    • Professional Organization
    • Friend/Relative
    • Walk-in
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    • Television
  2. If other, please specify:

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * All employment is contingent upon an acceptable criminal background investigation. An applicant who does not accurately disclose criminal history information may be eliminated from consideration for employment.<br><br> Have you ever been convicted, placed on deferred adjudication, received pretrial diversion or court order probation for a violation of any local, state, or federal law other than a minor traffic violation punishable only by a fine (this includes a plea of guilty or no contest)?
    • No
    • Yes
  4. If yes, describe the offense, the month and year of the incident, the county in which the incident occurred and whether the offense was a misdemeanor or felony.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. Are you a Former Foster Child who is 25 years of age or younger and who was under the permanent managing conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services on the day preceding your 18th birthday?
    • No
    • Yes

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Teaching and Research Philosophy
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Other Documents 2
  5. Other Documents 1
  6. List of References
Optional Documents