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Fletcher School Job Posting: GIS Lecturer/GIS Specialist

The Fletcher School in partnership with Tufts Technology Services (TTS) is seeking a full-time position: half-time lecturer in International Applications of GIS and half-time GIS Specialist to start summer 2021. It is a 12 month, 2 year term position with possible renewal.

The successful candidate will possess a strong competency in geospatial research methods applied in an international context, especially developing countries. These competencies include GIS, cartographic design, international data sources, and advanced geospatial modeling. Additional competencies in python, spatial statistics, and remote sensing are preferred. Required courses will include Introduction to GIS for International Applications and Advanced Geospatial Modeling. A candidate with additional expertise in a sub-field connected broadly to The Fletcher School in international security, environmental policy, economic development, or humanitarian affairs is also highly desirable.

The candidate will be expected to teach three course per academic year and participate as a GIS Specialist team member within TTS Research Technology to provide support for GIS across the university. The responsibilities include working closely with a diverse client base comprised of faculty and students to help them utilize innovative geospatial technologies to achieve their academic and research goals. Key responsibilities of this position include providing GIS consulting services to faculty and students from a wide range departments and academic disciplines as well as design, develop and teach introductory to advanced geospatial technology workshops, in-class sessions, and web-based materials.

The Fletcher School is a world-renowned graduate school of global affairs. It was the first such school in the United States, opening in 1933 with a mission of promoting international law, diplomacy and peace. Nearly 100 years later, the school now offers 11 fields of study in security studies, negotiation, environment and development, gender, legal studies, business and more.

Qualifications. A master’s degree in GIS/geography, international affairs, environmental science, engineering or related field. A strong record of teaching excellence in GIS is required.

Application instructions. All application materials must be submitted via Taleo at

Please submit a cover letter, CV, Teaching Statement, names of three references, and evidence of effective teaching, such as student evaluations and past syllabi.

Questions about the position may be addressed to the Interim Director of Research Technology (TTS), Patrick Florance Review of applications will occur on a rolling basis and will continue until the position is filled.

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