Assistant Professor of Remote Sensing
The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Department of Geosciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level in the field of Remote Sensing. This is a 9-month position to begin in September 2019. It includes a 4.5-month (1/2 time) teaching appointment (two classes per year) with the Department of Geosciences, College of Natural Science and Mathematics, as well as a 4.5-month (1/2 time) research appointment with UAF’s Geophysical Institute. There is the potential for up to 3-months summer salary dependent on external funding.
The successful candidate is expected to hold a PhD in the geosciences, environmental sciences, engineering, or a related discipline. We are particularly interested in an individual with a strong background in basic and applied remote sensing research aimed at geoscience and geohazard-related issues. The candidate is expected to develop a vigorous externally-funded research program that advances knowledge in the field of remote sensing and creates solutions to emerging geoscience problems. The position is associated with a $20 million 5-year National Science Foundation EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) grant that supports interdisciplinary research in the State of Alaska. The project is titled “Fire and Ice: Navigating Variability in Boreal Wildfire Regimes and Subarctic Coastal Ecosystems”. Remote sensing-related contributions to this project, especially in the field of hyperspectral sensing, are expected.
The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising. We seek candidates that have the ability to teach remote sensing and critical thinking skills to prepare students for a rapidly emerging workforce. The position will include the responsibility to teach two classes per academic year in the fields of remote sensing and geospatial sciences. Current curriculum needs include classes on Geoscience applications of GIS and GPS (GEOS 458/658), Visible and Infrared Remote Sensing (GEOS 654), Geoscience Applications of Remote Sensing (GEOS 422), and Digital Image Processing in the Geosciences (GEOS 622). The teaching of other courses may be possible depending on interests and needs.
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