Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Geographic Information Science & Large Spatial Data Analysis

Newark, Delaware
Jul 21, 2017
Sep 19, 2017
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Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Geographic Information Science and Large Spatial Data Analysis

The University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware

The Department of Geography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment invites applications for a 9-month tenure track Assistant Professor beginning September 2018. The Department seeks a scholar who shows exceptional promise as an intellectual leader to advance research in the field of Geographic Information Science. Successful candidates will be emerging leaders in the area of spatial data analysis employing unique and integrative approaches and will be expected to build collaborations across the University of Delaware through its strategic investment in “big data” analytics.  

The Geography Department at the University of Delaware is a nationally and internationally recognized department that offers undergraduate degrees in Geography, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and Meteorology and Climatology, a Masters degree in Geography, and Ph.D. degrees in both Climatology and Geography, and a graduate-level certificate program in Geographic Information Science. Our research and teaching interact extensively with programs across campus and beyond.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an ambitious GIS research program with a high level of publication and external support, mentor students in our degree programs, and offer service to the department, college, university, profession and community.  The candidate must have completed an internationally recognized doctoral program at the time the position commences. A Ph.D. in geography, or a closely related discipline with an emphasis on spatial data analysis is desirable.

To be considered for this position, applicants should submit: 1) a letter of application addressing their qualifications for the position, research statement and teaching philosophy and experience 2) a curriculum vitae 3) up to three publications as examples of the candidate’s scholarship, and 4) contact information for three references. The separate parts of the application must be combined as one file before submitting it electronically at https://apply.interfolio.com/43278.

Questions regarding this position (but not applications) may be addressed to the committee chair Professor Daniel Leathers at leathers@udel.edu. Review of applications will begin on 1 October 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Further information about our department and programs may be found at http://www.udel.edu/Geography.       

Recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of America’s best universities to work for in 2012, the University of Delaware is located midway between Philadelphia and Baltimore, and is a Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Land Grant institution. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minority group members and women.

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The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans.  The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check.  A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.