UW–Madison Geography is Hiring 2 Tenure-Track Positions in Cartography/GIScience

Join our dynamic department in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin!

Madison, Wisconsin isthmus. Science Hall in the foreground, state capitol in the background.

Assistant Professor of Geospatial Technology and Director of the UW-Madison GIS Professional Programs 

Strong candidates will have broad knowledge and technical skills in GIS&T, established and diverse professional networks, and a leadership vision for continued growth of the GIS Professional Programs. Candidate research can be from any area across GIS&T, including GIS, geocomputation, spatial analysis and modeling, cartography and geovisualization, and remote sensing. Programming skills and experience are preferred given the GISPP curricular emphasis on programming, geocomputing, and full stack development. We will support the candidate with a multi-year onboarding process and teaching load will be reduced relative to standard tenure-track appointments to balance leadership activities, with courses supporting both the professional and traditional undergraduate and graduate programs. We welcome candidates who can contribute to an inclusive environment, bring new perspectives on mentoring and educating students from diverse backgrounds, and value collegiality and collaboration.

Principal Duties: Leadership duties include curriculum planning and course maintenance, strategy and budget planning, staff supervision and performance review, and program advertisement and recruitment online and at industry and academic GIS conferences and events. Faculty duties include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses as well as mentoring students, conducting research, and service at a level consistent with career stage and leadership activities.

Education required: Ph.D. in Geography, GIScience, or allied field is required at the time of appointment.

For a full description of the position and information on how to apply, please see the official job posting at: https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/511140/faculty-director-of-gis-professional-programs

Assistant Professor of Cartographic Design & Geovisualization

The successful candidate will establish a nationally recognized research program in cartography and design, adding departmental expertise in areas such as thematic map design techniques, science communication, narrative cartography and data journalism, digital and visual humanities, terrain representation and raster cartography, participatory and community-engaged map design, or social science methods and user studies in cartography. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate classes, sharing a large-enrollment introductory cartography course and contribute specialized classes to our undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The successful candidate will participate in department and campus service committees at levels commensurate with career stage expectations.

Education required: Ph.D. in Geography, Cartography, or allied field is required at the time of appointment.

For a full description of the position and information on how to apply, please see the official job posting at: https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/511141/assistant-professor


Academic programing:
Robert Roth | reroth@wisc.edu
Professor, Department of Geography, UW-Madison
Faculty Director, University of Wisconsin Cartography Lab
Interim Director, UW-Madison GIS Professional Programs

Application process:
Jacqueline Wild | wild2@wisc.edu
Department Administrator

Author: Geography Staff