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Applied Geomatics and Data Science Academic Teaching Staff

University of Alberta

Applied Geomatics and Data Science Academic Teaching Staff

University of Alberta

While this position welcomes applications from individuals external to the university, current Academic Teaching Staff are first notified of available positions and will receive first consideration in accordance with the terms of of the Academic Collective Agreement prior to considering external candidates. Please indicate your internal status using the "Advertisement" drop down menu when applying.

Salary will be commensurate with experience in accordance with the

This position has an approximate appointment length of three years.

Location - Work primarily takes place at North Campus Edmonton.

Working at the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Metis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is a community of knowledge seekers, change makers and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 14,000 faculty and staff, over 40,000 students and 260,000 alumni worldwide.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross-section of people — from our students and community members, to our renowned researchers and innovators, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger and more just.

Working for the Department

The University of Alberta is one of Canada's largest and most-respected research and teaching universities. It is located in Edmonton, the provincial capital of Alberta. With a metropolitan area population of approximately one million people, Edmonton is home to several major arts and music festivals each year and boasts the largest system of urban parkland in North America. For more information on the University of Alberta and Edmonton, please visit and The University has a population of over 39,000 students and hosts internationally recognized departments within the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences (ALES). nationally and internationally recognized in terms of the quality of research and teaching. We train the next generation of scientists and workforce to address the grand challenges in the areas of environmental sciences, forest ecology and management, sustainable agriculture, reclamation and restoration of land and water, and soil sciences in the province and beyond. Our close ties to the government and industry are unique in Canada and enhance the department's impact. The department has outstanding resources in terms of space, infrastructure, core facilities, and excellent support staff. Our graduates are leaders in a diverse array of natural resources-related companies, academic institutions, agencies, and non-profit organizations. The department is part of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences, providing opportunities for strong interdisciplinary linkages in both research and teaching.

Scholars interested in learning more about the department and our programs are invited to view our home page ( or contact the Department Chair, Dr. Nadir Erbilgin mailto:(


We are seeking a dynamic and innovative individual to join our academic team as Applied Geomatics and Data Science Teaching Staff. The successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of high-quality education and research in the fields of geomatics, spatial analysis, and data science in the context of our forestry, environmental and conservation sciences programs. This role offers an exciting opportunity to teach motivated undergraduate and graduate students, mentor course-based masters students, and collaborate with faculty members, government and industry partners on research projects.


• Teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in applied geomatics, spatial analysis, remote sensing, GIS (Geographic Information Systems), and data science including

• RENR 201: Introduction to Geomatic Techniques in Natural Resources Management.
• RENR 426: GIS Applications in Renewable Resources - Undergraduates
• RENR 446: Climates and Ecosystems
• RENR 526: GIS Applications in Renewable Resources - Graduates
• Development of a 1.5 credit module REN R 58X Advanced Topics in GIS and Geomatics
• Development of a 1.5 credit module REN R 58X Directed Research in GIS and Geomatics

• Develop and deliver innovative course materials, including lectures, tutorials, and practical sessions, to engage students effectively.
• Serve as primary advisor for course-based Masters student including the development of capstone projects in the field of forestry, environmental and conservation sciences.
• Contribute to the supervision of thesis-based MSc and PhD students on applied geomatics and data science aspects of their research.
• Contribute to curriculum development, ensuring alignment with industry trends and academic standards.
• Participate in departmental meetings, committees, and other academic activities to contribute to the overall development of the academic program.
• Stay abreast of advancements in applied geomatics, data science, and related fields through continuous professional development and networking.


• A doctoral degree in environmental science, conservation science, geomatics, computer science, data science, or a related field.
• Demonstrated expertise in applied geomatics, spatial analysis, remote sensing, GIS, and data science in the context of environmental management and conservation.
• Experience in teaching at the undergraduate and/or postgraduate level, including course development and delivery.
• Experience with geospatial data processing, analysis, and visualization tools such as ArcGIS, QGIS, and open-source geomatics libraries in R or Python.
• Ability to work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams and engage with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in education and research.
• Familiarity with emerging technologies and methodologies in geomatics and data science, such as UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) imagery, LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), and deep learning.
• Teaching experience in online or blended learning environments.
• Professional certifications in relevant areas of geomatics, GIS, or data science.

Applications must be submitted in one PDF: Resume, cover letter, curriculum vitae, and references. Applicants must write their cover letter outlining their qualifications, research interests, and teaching philosophy.

Review of applications will begin after July 20, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

To apply, please visit:

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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