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Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty: Foundational Geographic Information Systems

Saint Louis University - SLU Wool Center
Saint Louis, Missouri
Closing date
Dec 13, 2023

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Geodesy, Global Environmental Change, GeoHealth
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Desired Certifications
GIS Certification
Job Type
Tenure Track
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Sector Type

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Job Description and Primary Responsibilities 

The EAS Tenure-Track Position is in Foundational Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and is targeted to start Fall 2024. 

  • Directly contribute to scholarly activities and teaching GIS courses in B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Geoinformatics and Geospatial Analytics 

  • Carry out GIS research and contribute to ongoing projects 

  • Contribute to and expand research areas in EAS including geospatial science, environmental hazards (earthquakes, flooding, pollution, etc...), climate change, , or water science. This genre of geospatial research is pivotal in addressing Earth’s complex research questions due to their ability to wrangle and harness geospatial data needed to answer scientific lines of reasoning that are typical of Faculty in the EAS Department 

  • With extensive knowledge of GIS, this hire will also be able to build relationships throughout the University community as other units incorporate GIS skills and tools into their projects 

  • Develop multi-discipline convergent research areas 


Minimum Qualifications 

PhD in GIS, geography, geomatics, or related field 


Preferred Qualifications 

Research and teaching expertise in Geographic Information Systems, Data Management (Enterprise Databases, SQL, etc…), geospatial data structures, cartography, python programming for GIS, Geoinformatics, and/or Geospatial Analytics. 

Strong externally funded research 


Instructional Areas 

Location Science (GIS 2010), Spatial Analysis (GIS 2050), and Geospatial Analytics (GIS 4120/5120) 


Additional Information:  

Applications must include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume/curriculum vitae, 3) research statement, 4) teaching statement, 5) diversity statement and 6) contact information for three references.  You can upload these items on the third page "My experience" of the application. 




Questions about the position and application can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Orhun Aydin (



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