Job ID: 184561

Instructor (Geomatics)

Oregon Tech

  • Apr. 26, 2022
  • May 30, 2022
  • Apr. 25, 2022
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Earth Sciences

The Geomatics Department (Klamath Falls campus) is seeking applications for an academic full-time, renewable Geomatics faculty Instructor position. The Geomatics Department is part of the College of Engineering, Technology, and Management at Oregon Tech. This is the oldest BS Surveying program in the nation, with 69 years of continuous ABET (formerly ECPD) accreditation.

Oregon Tech’s Department of Geomatics is committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. As part of the required materials to submit: A statement of your views on diversity and how to incorporate diversity into education.

The primary duty for this position is the instruction of our departmental Geomatics courses. Geomatics is a student-centric department. Faculty are responsible for teaching both their classes and any associated labs. This dynamic learning environment is one aspect that attracts students to our programs. The department maintains attractive labs with modern surveying equipment.

Candidates must possess a strong desire and the ability to teach courses from freshman through upper‑division. A strong background in several areas including plane surveying, construction surveying, route design, subdivision design, legal aspects of boundaries, geodesy, photogrammetry, remote sensing, UAS mapping, and map projections is required. Other skills such as experience in community service projects and contract work would also be desirable. The Geomatics Department has start-up funding to further the applied research interests of the successful candidate.

A state-wide Surveying Taskforce recently initiated efforts to recruit surveying students to address the critical shortage of land surveyors. Enrollment growth offers the potential for additional tenure-track faculty positions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Oregon PLS licensure or the ability to become licensed in two years
  • PhD in related field
  • Experience teaching in higher education
  • Two years relevant industrial experience


Additional Requirements:

Master’s degree in related field.

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Initial review of applications will begin on May 9, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted after the initial review date until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. Therefore, at the discretion of the University, materials received after the initial review date may not receive full consideration. 

To apply, upload the following elements to your application:

  • a brief cover letter outlining qualifications specific to this position;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a statement outlining your teaching philosophy and how you foster student success (2-page maximum);
  • a statement on how you view/promote diversity (please upload in the “other document” section of required documents).

  • Oregon Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring, or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law.

    Oregon Tech is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Human Resource at 541-885-1028 or

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Contact Information

  • Savannah Fincher
    Human Resources
    Oregon Tech
    3201 Campus Drive
    Klamath Falls, OR 97601
  • 5418850158

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