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Senior Laboratory Instructor, Geographic Information System

University of Northern British Columbia

Senior Laboratory Instructor
Geographic Information System
College of Science and Management
One year Term

The University of Northern British Columbia invites applications for a Term position as a of Senior Laboratory Instructor in the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) facility, with proposed starting date of July 1, 2020.The rank of Senior Laboratory Instructor will be commensurate with the education and experience of the successful candidate. As an institution committed to the fostering of an inclusive and transformative learning environment, UNBC values high quality and growth in both teaching and scholarship.

The position of Senior Lab Instructor in the GIS Lab at UNBC involves a combination of administration of the use of informational technology (computer systems), teaching, and support of research and community users. The GIS Lab is open to all departments and programs at UNBC as well as to government and community groups throughout Northern BC. As a result, the activities of SLIs in the GIS Lab may be diverse and far reaching. The individual seeking employment in this position will need to be able to support and manage a broad range of projects and be willing to consider many approaches in the geospatial field to fulfill user needs. Engaging with software vendors for licensing and software administration, procuring necessary equipment for the GIS lab such as workstation hardware, large format plotters and configuring servers (Linux/Windows) are included in expected position duties. The successful candidate will coordinate and oversee lab teaching materials in courses involving the geospatial fields: GIS, remote sensing and cartography with the potential to also deliver lectures as needed.

The responsibilities of this position will include working knowledge and experience with GIS and remote sensing software as well as technologies such as LiDAR, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, GPS/GNSS and digital photogrammetry. Technical proficiency with Linux and Windows OS is essential. Familiarity with Spatially-enabled Relational Database Management Systems (e.g. PostGRES/PostGIS) would be a bonus.This posting represents an opportunity to work in a flexible yet demanding environment. The successful applicant will need to be technical, approachable, interested in participating in a rapidly evolving field and willing to challenge themselves in the use of technology, research and teaching methods to meet these needs and opportunities.

Applicants for this position should hold a Master’s degree (or higher) in Computer Science, Geography or Geomatics, or Bachelor’s in the same areas along with a FIS minor, or diploma in a geomatics related area and substantial related work experience. Candidates must also present evidence of a record and commitment towards teaching excellence.

About the University and its Community
Located in the spectacular landscape of northern British Columbia, UNBC is one of Canada’s best small research-intensive universities, with a core campus in Prince George and three regional campuses in Northern BC (Quesnel, Fort Saint John and Terrace). We have a passion for teaching, discovery, people, the environment, and the North. It is comprised of friendly communities, offering a wide range of outdoor activities including exceptional skiing, canoeing and kayaking, fly fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. The lakes, forests and mountains of northern and central British Columbia offer an unparalleled natural environment in which to live and work.

UNBC provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities that explore cultures, health, economies, sciences, and the environment. As one of B.C.’s leading research-intensive universities, we bring the excitement of new knowledge to our students, and the outcomes of our teaching and research to the work. In addition to fostering and celebrating academic excellence, UNBC is a welcoming place, with a learning environment that is friendly, inclusive, and supportive.

Small classes and a connected community exemplify UNBC and mean that our student body gets to know their professors by name. Outstanding academics, hands-on research, unlimited adventure and a tight-knit campus community result in strong student satisfaction at UNBC.

For the past 10 years, UNBC has placed in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean’s university rankings, the only University of its size to achieve that feat. UNBC also recently placed among the top four per cent of higher education institutions worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

For more information about living and working with the University of Northern British Columbia please refer to and . Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.

To Apply

Applicants should forward their cover letter indicating potential contributions to the Program, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching approaches and research program, and the names and addresses of three references (including telephone, fax, and email information) quoting posting #FAGEOG01-20 BW to:

Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9

Email submissions:
Inquiries: Gail Fondahl, Acting Chair, Geography

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Applications received on or before March 11, 2020, will receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.