Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Assistant Professor of Geography – Geographic Information Science

Posted: 10/10/2017 (Employment)

Position Summary
The Department of Geography & the Environment at the University of Denver invites applications for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position with research and teaching interests in Geographic Information Science. We especially encourage applicants with research specialization in big data analytics and an ability to contribute new courses in advanced spatial analysis, WebGIS, or new applications in GIS. Research application domains from across the range of the geography discipline are welcome, including: cities, transportation, environmental dynamics, sustainability, and social-cultural geographies. This is a new position in support of our growing graduate and undergraduate programs, and the expanding opportunities for vibrant and cutting-edge research in GIScience. The start date is September 1, 2018.

Essential Functions
Teach introductory-level GIS and statistics courses in support of the undergraduate geography and environmental science programs.
Advise MA, MS, and PhD students and supervise undergraduate research projects.
Pursue external funding in support of an active research program.

Required Qualifications
PhD degree in Geography or closely-related field at time of appointment.
Evidence of developing an active research program with the potential for external funding through publications and conference presentations.
Evidence of knowledge of and/or experience with teaching methods to engage diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications
Research specialization within big data analytics that concentrates on one or more of the following areas: cyber-infrastructure, distributed sensor networks, including environmental, social networks or spatial statistics.
Experience in teaching introductory university-level GIS, geography, or environmental science courses.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. For questions about the position, please contact Eric Boschmann at Eric.Boschmann@du.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 10, 2017. Position will remain open until filled.

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Location: University of Denver