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Assistant Professor

University of Maryland Department of Geographical Sciences
College Park, Maryland
Closing date
Jan 21, 2022
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The Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland (College Park) invites applications for a position at the tenure-track rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Remote Sensing, with knowledge in some aspect of Earth System Science. This position is part of a new Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing which will strengthen our reputation in this area of interdisciplinary research. This position will have tenure home in Geographical Sciences and is expected to start in August 2022, or earlier if the candidate is available. Salary and benefits are highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Successful candidates are expected to conduct research at the leading edge of Remote Sensing and have experience in the application of the technology to Earth System Science or an area of Societal Benefit. We encourage applications from candidates with a background in SAR remote sensing, hyperspectral remote sensing, and remote sensing fusion, although all backgrounds will be considered. Additionally, applicants with experience in machine learning methods and data analytics as applied to remotely sensed data are welcomed. The candidate should be capable of teaching courses in Remote Sensing as well as in their applied areas of interest.

The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus of the University of Maryland System and is ideally situated in close proximity to Washington, D. C. The Department has strong collaborations with scientists at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and NOAA NESDIS. The Department of Geographical Sciences is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. Applications from women and minorities are particularly sought. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

Minimum Qualification: A Ph.D. degree in Geography, Remote Sensing, or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment. More experienced candidates should have a track record of publications, awarded grants, and with teaching experience appropriate to rank.

Additional Information: Applications should include a cover letter, a personal statement on background and experience relevant to the position, including research, teaching, and service activities (uploaded as the required vision statement), a signed and dated Curriculum Vitae, electronic reprints of selected peer-reviewed publications (uploaded as Supplemental Document 1, 2 and 3), and provide the names, addresses, and email addresses of three references.

For best consideration, applications should be submitted by January 2, 2022 but the search will continue until a suitable candidate(s) are appointed. To Apply:

Further information on academic and research programs of the Department can be found at Questions regarding this position can be directed to Search Chair, Professor Matthew Hansen at

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


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