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Assistant & Associate Professor in Data Science for Social Equity

Posted: 10/10/2017 (Employment)

The Department of Geography at the University of Oregon invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the ranks of Assistant and Associate Professor in the area of Data Science for Social Equity, to begin in fall 2018. We seek candidates who specialize in spatial data science, including (but not limited to) big data, spatial data visualization, spatial cyberinfrastructure, and/or geospatial technologies, and who advance research that makes positive impacts toward resolving urgent societal challenges.

Specifically, we seek scholars who harness data-driven science to analyze and advance social equity, apply research results to generate tangible products, applications, and/or other outcomes that address grand societal challenges, such as accessibility, health and wellbeing, food security, technology access and the digital divide, environmental problems, or other social and spatial disparities.

We are a diverse and growing department with strengths in biophysical geography, human geography, environmental studies, and spatial data science. Successful candidates will join the Spatial Computation, Cognition, and Complexity (S3C) Lab, and will develop a collaborative research program with faculty from the S3C Lab, Geography, and/or other units on campus. Scholars will recruit, teach, and mentor students in the new Spatial Data Science and Technology undergraduate major and Geography undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Requirements: PhD in Geography or related field by time of appointment; evidence of (or potential for) a strong research program and publication record in the area of spatial data science for social equity; an established track record of (or potential for) excellence in teaching courses in spatial data science at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and experience in (or potential for) mentoring graduate students. Salary is competitive.

Candidates should apply online at by submitting a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research and teaching statement, and contact details (name, affiliation, mailing address, email) of three references. Application materials must be submitted by November 1, 2017, or until the post has been filled.

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Deadline: 11/01/2017

Location: University of Oregon