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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 221484-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Geology/Cartography, Instructional, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences

Position Summary:

The UW Madison GIS Professional Programs are looking for an innovative and experienced individual to help us manage and develop our curriculum in GIS, cartography, and geo-visualization. Our primary goal is to hire a competent, sociable, lifelong learner who will help us continue to build student-focused professional GIS programs and our professional community for years to come. We are looking for an innovative, hardworking, and entrepreneurial person who will support the continued growth of our programs through their experience and interest in innovative forms of online GIS education. The ideal candidate will also be an active member of GIS professional and educator communities.

Specifically, the selected candidate for this position will:
- Lead the design and execution of administrative functions associated with academic instruction and the development of pedagogy/andragogy or assessment tools and resources to support quality student learning.
- Provide for-credit instruction in formats such as classroom, online and/or laboratory settings, including grading, and serve as an instructor of record.
- Collaborate with faculty and staff to innovate and implement effective educational technologies and online learning tools in support of academic curricular development that enhances instructional delivery, promotes active learning, refines critical thinking, and increases student success.
- Be responsible for quality assurance, developing curricular strategy, leading efforts to identify opportunities for unexplored curriculum development.
- Identify and execute resolutions to redundant or outdated components in developed curriculum.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Minimum- MS , Preferred- PhD degree in Geography or a field related to the position

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- Minimum number of years of relevant work experience: 3 years
- Relevant work experience includes:
o Experience in a higher education academic setting
o Experience with online/distance learning
o Experience in GIS and/or Cartography curriculum development and/or instruction
- Technical experience and/or knowledge in GIS and Cartography programming and software, on-line and distance-learning software systems, and tools for team communication and collaboration; such as:
o Canvas and other learning management systems
o ArcGIS, ArcPro, and other proprietary and open source GIS platforms
o Cartography: Professional design, map aesthetics, Adobe CC
o Programming languages: Python, R, HTML/CSS, or other programing languages.
o Database design and administration
o JavaScript, jQuery, Leaflet.js, D3
o Java, Android Studio, Mobile App Design
o Spatial Statistics and spatial interpolation
o GIS problem solving and original GIS tool development
o Github, Slack, Box, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft Teams

- 5+ years of relevant work experience
- Industry experience in GIS and/or cartography
- Experience in career advising and student mentoring
- Experience leading and supervising a small team
- Experience with strategic planning in academic setting

Additional Information:

We seek candidates with an awareness of and commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion across all spectrums. Our department is committed to continuously increasing the cultural competence of its staff and faculty members.

This position will report directly to the Geography Department Chair and will work closely with the GISPP Oversight Committee and the GISPP Coordinator. This position is eligible for telecommuting while the university is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Following the reopening of campus buildings, this position will be based in the UW-Madison Geography Department in Madison, WI. Salary is commensurate with experience and background.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information, please visit:

Special Note: This is not a tenure track or research faculty position.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

For questions on the position, contact: Brittney Krauss, or 608-265-9975.

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Cover letters will be used as a writing sample and to determine the best-qualified applicants. Thus your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Jacqueline Wild
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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