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Assistant Professor in Geographic Information Sciences (GIS)

The Department of Geosciences at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor in Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) starting in August 2016. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in GIS, Geography or related fields at time of appointment. Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to: spatial data mining, geospatial big data analytics, mobile mapping, cloud computing, geospatial cyber-infrastructure, social media, or related areas. The successful candidate is expected to show a strong potential for establishing a sustained, externally funded research program, teach undergraduate and graduate level GIS courses, and supervise M.S. and Ph.D. students. [More details …]

To be considered for this position, an official FAU application must be completed online.The application should include 1) a cover letter summarizing interest and qualifications, 2) separate, detailed statements of research and teaching profiles, 3) a curriculum vitae, 4) a list of three professional references, and 5) scanned full academic transcripts. Questions regarding this position may be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Charles Roberts (croberts@fau.edu). Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor in Health/Medical/Population Geography

The Department of Geography at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in health/medical/population geography beginning in August, 2016. A Ph.D. in Geography or related field is required by the start of employment. We are looking for individuals with a strong background in GIS and data science who will excel at conducting research and providing graduate and undergraduate instructions using quantitative approaches.

Applicants must have expertise in GIS, spatial analysis and geovisualization and accomplishments in one or more of the following research areas: medical geography, epidemiology, health disparities, environmental impacts on health, public health, spatial accessibility to health services, and/or geodemographics. The successful applicant will demonstrate evidence for potential to produce externally funded research, to publish in prominent outlets, and to conduct interdisciplinary research. The position offers opportunities for collaboration with Department of Environmental Health at the UC College of Medicine, with the local branch of the EPA, and with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Applications must be submitted online by visiting here. In addition to the online application candidates must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and statements of research and teaching plans. Candidates must also provide the names and e-mail addresses for three professional references. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 30, 2015 but the position will remain open until it is filled.

 

Assistant Professor in Sustainability and Geographic Information Science

Temple University, Philadelphia PA. Temple University’s Department of Geography and Urban Studies (GUS) invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor beginning in academic year 2016-17. A Ph.D. in Geography or related field is required by the start of employment. We are looking for individuals who will excel at conducting research and providing graduate and undergraduate instruction in an interdisciplinary department. GUS (http://www.cla.temple.edu/gus/) offers two interdisciplinary undergraduate majors in Geography and Urban Studies and Environmental Studies. GUS also offers three graduate programs – a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Geography and Urban Studies and a Professional Science Masters in Geographic Information Systems.

The successful candidate must have strong research and teaching capabilities in the application of spatial modeling to human-environmental processes. Topical foci that are most desirable include spatial landscape ecology, land change monitoring and modeling, urbanization, human mobility patterns, hazards or disease distribution. The ability to complement one or more of the department’s core research areas in sustainability, social justice, globalization and geographic methods is desirable. The candidate should have complementary expertise in remote sensing, and in one or more of the following: geocomputational modeling, spatial statistics, and advanced techniques in GIS. It is desirable that these methods are applied to addressing the contemporary challenges of global environmental change or urban and environmental sustainability. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong potential for funded research and the ability to collaborate with colleagues across campus in a broad array of disciplines as well as with the newly implemented SAL@T, Spatial Analysis Laboratory at Temple, which is a university-wide core-facility in health geographics situated in and managed by the Department of Geography and Urban Studies.

Please send a letter that addresses teaching and research interests, a copy of your most recent curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Tycina Cousin, Administrative Coordinator, Department of Geography and Urban Studies, 308 Gladfelter Hall, Temple University (025-27), Philadelphia, PA 19122. Electronic applications are required and should be sent to: tcousin@temple.edu<mailto:tcousin@temple.edu>. Review of applications will begin September 7, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and the University especially encourages applications from women and minorities.

Visiting Instructor position in GIScience

FLORIDA, TAMPA. The School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida invites applications for a nine-month Visiting Instructor position in GIScience. The appointment would begin early August, 2015. Responsibilities will include teaching both general and applied GIS courses at the senior undergraduate and graduate levels, including courses in our Graduate GIS Certificate Program, as well as possibly lower-level general geography courses such as World Regional Geography and Human or Environmental Geography. Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in Geography or a related discipline by the time of appointment, and evidence of the necessary academic background and skills to teach GIScience at the stated levels. Preferred qualifications include primary instructor experience with college-level GIScience courses, and teaching interests in lower-level undergraduate Human, Environmental, and Regional Geography courses. Details of the position, the application materials required and application procedure can be found at http://employment.usf.edu. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public.  For ADA accommodations, please contact Mandy Stuck, (813) 974-2236 at least five working days prior to need.  USF is an AA/EA/EO institution. http://hennarot.forest.usf.edu/main/depts/geosci/news/#June16

Lecturer in GIS and Big Data Analytics

The Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London is looking to appoint a Lecturer in GIS and Big Data Analytics (at the grade of either Lecture A or B). The lecturer position is a permanent appointment subject to successful completion of probation (equivalent of a tenure-track position in the US).

Salary: Grade 7 (Lecturer A) which is £35,343 rising to £40,460 per annum inclusive of £3,066 London Allowance per annum or Grade 8 (Lecturer B) which is £41,577 rising to £49,020 per annum inclusive of £3,066 London Allowance per annum. The appointed lecturer will be expected to contribute to teaching and researching in the streams of GIS and big data analytics. He/she will join one of the department’s research clusters, Social and Spatial Inequalities or Environment and Sustainability and contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and academic administrative roles.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight (British Summer Time) on Thursday 25 June 2015. Further details can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/pp9d8fv

Lecturer in Quantitative Geography

College of Science and Engineering, Department of Geography, University of Leicester, UK
Salary Grade 8 – £37,394 to £45,954 per annum, Permanent contract

At Leicester we’re going places. Ranked in the top 20 universities in Britain our aim is to climb further. A commitment to high quality research and teaching fused with an inclusive academic culture is our hallmark and led the Times Higher Education to describe us as “elite without being elitist”. The Department of Geography is seeking to appoint a future research leader in Quantitative Human Geography. The successful candidate will contribute to Human Geography research in one of the following areas of expertise in the department: population/migration geography, urban geography, development geography and/or environmental geography. They will have particular skills in statistics, GIS, data visualization, geocomputation, big data, geolocation, and/or the interface between quantitative and qualitative methods. An interest in creative and critical quantitative methods would be value added.

For more information, see SEN00605 Job Description.

Position Announcement – Medical/Health Geography (with GIS) University of Toledo

Medical/Health Geography (with GIS)

The Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toledo invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) position in medical/health geography. Start date is August, 2015 (with option of January 2016). This faculty member will be expected to contribute to the BA Geography, MA Geography and PhD Spatially Integrated Social Sciences programs, and to actively collaborate with colleagues across disciplines. The research specialty and teaching focus will be medical/health geography with special interests in spatial aspects of environmental issues, preferably with a focus on water, including public health, disease and contaminants. Evidence of ability to secure external research grant funding is expected. Experience and ability to teach courses in geographic information sciences, quantitative methods, and medical/health geography topics is required. A Ph.D. in Geography or related field is required; ABD candidates a with defense date before January 1, 2016, are welcome to apply.

The department currently has nine full-time faculty members and approximately 50 undergraduate majors and graduate students. The University of Toledo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Applications from women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged. Applications must be submitted at https://jobs.utoledo.edu and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted directly to patrick.lawrence@utoledo.edu or if necessary, letters may be sent by mail to Dr. Patrick Lawrence, Chair, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toledo, MS 140, 2801 Bancroft Street, Toledo, Ohio 43606. Review of applications will begin immediately, but the position will remain open until filled. Questions should be addressed to Dr. Patrick Lawrence, patrick.lawrence@utoledo.edu.

Link: Job Advertisement – Medical/Health Geography (with GIS)