Professor, Geographic Information Systems Technologist

Job Detail

Company: Algonquin College
Industry: Educational Institutions
Job Type: Contract
Salary Level ($):
Job Location: Ottawa, ON
Highest Level Of Education: Master
Job Posting Date: 09-Apr-2018
Apply by: 18-Apr-2018

Job Description:

Job Opportunity with Algonquin College

World Skills Employment Centre is working with Algonquin College to recruit for the position of Professor, Geographic Information Systems Technologist.

World Skills is not hiring for this position. If you are interested in this opportunity, please follow these steps:

  • Please send a cover letter and a resume to, on or before 9:00 am, April 18, 2018.
  • Please write the position title in the subject line of your email.
  • Please save your cover letter and resume as a SINGLE document, with the file name Your First Name_ Last Name_Position Title (John_Smith_Project Officer).
  • Late applications will not be accepted.

If you are not yet registered with World Skills, please contact 613-233-0453 to book an appointment for Intake and Assessment or to learn more about our programs and services.

World Skills works with newcomers/immigrants to help them integrate into the Canadian labor market.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Chair, Information & Communications Technology, the Professor, is responsible for facilitating and guiding learning and providing an effective learning environment for all students. The professional responsibilities include:

The design/revision/updating of courses, including:

  • consulting with program and course administrators and other faculty members, advisory committees and a variety of potential employers and students
  • defining learning outcomes and evaluating and validating these outcomes
  • specifying and approving learning approaches, necessary resources, etc.
  • incorporating educational technologies to meet the learning needs of 21st Century students
  • reviewing and revising curriculum and participating in professional development activities during non-teaching periods

The teaching of assigned courses, including:

  • delivery of regularly scheduled instruction in the Fall, Winter, or Summer terms in home department or across departments
  • ensuring student awareness of course learning outcomes and evaluation techniques
  • providing tutoring and academic advising for students both in and out of class
  • providing a learning environment which makes effective use of available resources including educational technologies
  • evaluating student progress/achievement and assuming responsibility for the overall assessment of the student’s work within assigned courses
  • the development and creation of a learning environment that is conducive to success for all students

 The provision of academic leadership, including:

  • providing guidance to students, to instructors, and to part-time professors relative to the professor’s teaching assignments
  • participating in the work of curriculum and other consultative committees, and departmental/faculty meetings
  • liaising with community members, engaging in program, Department, School or Faculty, and College promotion
  • remaining current in the field of study and maintain awareness of emerging trends and practices related to teaching and learning in higher education
  • modeling the College values – Caring. Learning. Integrity. Respect.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Geography, Geomatics, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing or equivalent;
  • Minimum two (2) years of teaching experience, or equivalent, preferably in a college setting;
  • Broad theoretical and applied knowledge of geographic information science, with a minimum of five (5) years related practical experience;
  • Broad theoretical and applied knowledge of remote sensing methodologies, with a minimum of three (2) years related practical experience;
  • Strong skills in the application of geographic analysis; modelling, cartographic design and visualization;
  • Expertise in the use of ESRI GIS software, and image processing software;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of student success strategies in a postsecondary setting;
  • Highly effective communication, presentation, and organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated skill in Algonquin College’s preferred teaching competencies as set out in the Professor of the 21st Century document on
  • Evidence of commitment to the success of all learners.

Additional Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the use of educational technologies; experience in the development and delivery of hybrid and online curriculum would be considered an asset;
  • Experience with ENVI software would be considered an asset;
  • Demonstration of continual professional development would be considered an asset;
  • Experience with web publishing and map services;
  • Experience with geo-processing using models or scripting;
  • Experience with programming and customization, or with client server architectures for GIS.