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Faculty Specialist

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123487
Title: Faculty Specialist
Functional Title: Faculty Specialist
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: BSOS-Geography
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Food Security and Agriculture Consortium (FSAC) will address various aspects of the application of Earth Observations (EO) to domestic and global agriculture and food security. FSAC aims to address these issues through innovative research and by engaging end users in using EO-derived information for agriculture. This geospatial applications developer will join the existing development team in support of the FSAC at the University of Maryland. The developer will be essential to the design and implementation of an FSAC Portal which will serve as a repository for data generated by the project partners as well as a platform for public data discovery. The developer will also be responsible for providing programming and GIS support to ongoing projects such as the GEOGLAM Crop Monitor and GLAM NDVI system.

This position is a 12-month, full-time exempt status. Excellent benefits package, including health insurance, sick and annual leave, retirement subsidy, and tuition remission.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in GIS, or Computer Science
• Strong problem-solving and interpersonal skills; ability to work in a small development team environment
• Ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to technical and non-technical staff
• Ability to meet deadlines
• Knowledge of proven software design principles
• Successfully and consistently implements best practices for coding guidelines, standards, protocols and conventions
• Web application development experience
• Object oriented design/programming experience
HTML, JavaScript, CSS and related frameworks
• Python and PHP experience, particularly in web frameworks
• Familiarity with server- and client- side development
• Experience with responsive web layouts, and graphic design
• Experience using REST APIs
• Experience with relational databases


• Master’s degree in GIS or Computer Science
• Experience with Linux Operating Systems
• Experience with PostgreSQL and/or PostGIS
• Basic usage of ArcGIS (Desktop and Server) and ArcPy
• Applied knowledge of all layers of the full GIS web stack technology
• Experience with Leaflet web mapping API
• Familiarity with enterprise geodatabase design
• Experience publishing and using datasets via ArcGIS Server
• Experience with open source web GIS software (QGIS, GeoServer)

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 12/06/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 12/19/2017
Physical Demands


Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents

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