Graduate GIS positions at Univ of Maine at Machias

Graduate Teaching Assistantship in Geographic Information Systems

University of Maine/ University of Maine at Machias


Position Description:

The University of Maine at Machias (UMM) GIS Laboratory seeks a graduate teaching assistant (master’s or PhD) beginning in Fall 2020 as a teaching assistant and/ or instructor of geographic information systems courses through UMM. The University of Maine at Machias is a regional campus of the University of Maine, located in the beautiful Downeast Region. Our award-winning GIS program is growing, we seek a graduate student to help us build the program and support quality instruction. The student will gain extensive experience in teaching and curriculum development in project-based, problem-based GIS instruction (both online and on-campus). They will participate in developing new curriculum for our expanding environmental GIS program and collaborate with GIS faculty across the state through the Maine Geospatial Institute. The successful candidate is strongly encouraged to develop independent research questions related to GIS instruction or community or environmental applications of GIS. Depending on research interests and qualifications, the student may choose to enroll in the UMaine Spatial Information Science and Engineering Program or the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program.


Desired Qualifications:

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in GIS, Geography, or a related field. An M.S. is not required, but is preferred. The successful candidate will display a strong interest in GIS applications and instruction in higher education. Demonstrated aptitude for teaching and applied GIS experience are required. Computer programming skills (esp. Python or R) are a plus.


To Apply:

Please send your application, or any questions related to this position, by email to Tora Johnson at Include…


  • A full CV and publication list


  • A cover letter describing your relevant experience (teaching and GIS), research and career interests, motivation for applying for this position


  • Names and contact information for at least two references


  • Copies of (or links to) any publications and/or master’s thesis (if applicable)


  • Sample projects (or links) that demonstrate your experience with applied GIS


Closing Date:

Open until filled, review of applicants will begin March 1, 2020.