Assistant Research Professor of Quantitative Terrestrial Remote Sensing

South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, USA
Jul 11, 2017
Aug 10, 2017
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The Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence (GSCE) seeks a person with research experience focused on terrestrial remote sensing, particularly the development of advanced computing methods to integrate/fuse medium resolution sensor data (e.g., Landsat and Sentinel-2) for large area global land cover and land use change characterization, with demonstrated computer programming experience. The position is externally-funded at nine (9) months. The successful candidate is expected to secure externally-funded research grants, recruit and mentor Ph.D. students and post-doctoral researchers, and undertake service.  Minimum qualifications include: an earned doctorate in Geography or related field with a background in quantitative remote sensing; minimum of three (3) years’ experience post-Ph.D. conducting externally-funded research; minimum of three (3) years’ experience developing software to process remote sensing data; scholarly activity, including collaborative research and at least six (6) peer-reviewed publications as first author in peer-reviewed journals; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; ability to work collegially in a group setting; and commitment to principles of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity. Desired qualifications include:  programming in C and use of scripts in Unix/Linux environments; experience with petabyte-scale satellite data processing; and experience writing competitive research grants. For questions on the position, contact the search committee chair, Dr. David Roy via email at  Deadline for full consideration is August 10, 2017.  To view a full position description and to apply, visit For questions on the electronic employment process, contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128.  SDSU is an AA/EEO employer.  Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.