Farmingdale State College, a campus of the State University of New York, is a college of applied science and technology with an enrollment of more than 9,000 students. As the largest of SUNY’s colleges of technology, Farmingdale equips students with the resources and critical thinking skills sought by today’s emerging industries through its Schools of Business, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, and Liberal Arts & Sciences. Farmingdale offers 38 undergraduate degree programs and will offer its first Masters program in the Fall 2017 semester. The college is a pioneer in environmental sustainability and alternative energy, and boasts a highly successful NCAA Division III athletics program.

According to the 2016 U.S. News & World Report, Farmingdale State College is ranked #9 among public colleges in the north and #28 among all colleges in the region. Farmingdale has been ranked as one of the top colleges in return on investment and as one of the safest colleges in the nation according to multiple rankings. The campus is located on 380 lush acres in the heart of Long Island, approximately 45 minutes by rail or automobile from New York City.

Farmingdale State College invites applications for a tenured track Assistant Professor in Geography. The successful candidate will teach introductory courses in cartography, geographic information systems, and human and physical geography. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop and teach advanced courses in one or more of the following areas: geovisualization and remote sensing; spatial databases; cartographic design; resource management; urban planning; disaster planning/homeland security; environmental security; open source GIS; web mapping or web-based GIS with mobile computing/location-based services. Candidates with research interests outside of North America are particularly encouraged to apply. A record of scholarly achievement, publications relevant to their specialization, and/or successful grant applications is highly recommended.

All faculty members at Farmingdale State College have three workload components: teaching, research and scholarly activity, and service. Service includes advising students as well as serving on departmental and college-wide committees. The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest and high level of competence in teaching. Candidates should have a research agenda that complements their area of academic specialty and has the potential for peer-reviewed publications and presentations, both of which are necessary for promotion and tenure at Farmingdale State College.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, Geoscience, Geography, or a related field (awarded by August 2017).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Record of scholarship/grants. Experience with scientific, visualization, and GIS programming languages, including: R, Python, Perl, Oracle Spatial, postGIS, GDAL and QGIS. A focus on applications in remote sensing principles and methods to analyze data and solve problems in areas such as natural resource management, urban planning, disaster planning and/or homeland security. Global in scope.

  • This is a full-time, 10 month faculty position.
  • POSITION AVAILABLE: September 1, 2017
  • Salary $65,000 and may increase commensurate with experience
  • The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans

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Candidates invited for interviews will be asked to make a presentation on their research as well as a separate teaching demonstration.


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