[UCGIS] “System Architecture for Enterprise GIS” instructor


The following Adjunct faculty position is available.

“System Architecture for Enterprise GIS” instructor, master’s level course, fully online, Fall 2018

 

The MS Program in Geographic Information Systems in the Advanced Academic Programs of Johns Hopkins University’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences seeks an instructor to teach a fully online course in System Architecture for Enterprise GIS (course AS.430.625.81). This is a project-based course which allows students to 1) design and 2) build enterprise GIS implementations. Various architecture components such as servers, portals, enterprise databases, load balancers, etc. will be examined and implemented in deployment scenarios.  Students will have multiple networked AWS EC2 instances and other AWS resources available to them (per student), at least for part of the semester, in order to practice setting up enterprise implementations. Topics such as high availability and disaster recovery, security, enterprise authentication, and administration through scripting will be covered. For further information on the course, including its official description, and other existing course offerings in this innovative GIS program, please visit the Masters in Geographic Information Systems website.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of master’s degree in GIS, Computer Science, IT, Geography, or related field. Online teaching experience is preferred and professional experience working with enterprise GIS architecture is required. For consideration please submit the following: (a) cover letter; (b) curriculum vitae; (c) list of 3 references with names, titles, institutional affiliations, email addresses, and telephone numbers; and (d) end-of-semester student evaluations for any two courses taught recently. Please email these materials to Geri Miller, Program Coordinator for GIS, at geri.miller@jhu.edu. For full consideration please apply by January 5, 2018.

Geri Miller

Program Coordinator, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Johns Hopkins University |Advanced Academic Programs

geri.miller@jhu.edu

Postdoc Researcher: Integrating Geo and BIM


Description of the position

The Amsterdam Institute of Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) has funded a postdoc position in our research group to integrate data from two main information domains that maintain and collect (3D)data about the built environment: BIM (building information modelling) and Geographic Information (Geo). The project aims to develop a fundamental solution to integrate models of single buildings and construction sites (BIM) with models of complete urban areas (Geo). The solution will allow us to access BIM data from Geo applications and access geo data in BIM applications.

The task of the postdoc is to analyse the data requirements from a few selected use cases: what data do BIM-professionals need and what data do Geo-professionals need to accommodate the workflows and applications of the use cases? From those data requirement analyses, the postdoc will design and prototype interoperability solutions.

The postdoc does not need to start from scratch. Together with users and stakeholders from both domains we have collaborated in a GeoBIM project in 2017 in which an automated conversion from BIM to Geo was partly developed. The postdoc will build on these results and continue our collaboration with national and international stakeholders, with national and international academia and with national and international standardisation bodies.

We are looking for a researcher with a PhD in a field related to 3D Geoinformation (geomatics, geography, computer science, GIS, urbanism, or a comparable subject).

The position is open immediately until filled, and is initially limited to one year.

Research group

The 3D geoinformation research group, part of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at the Delft University of Technology, focuses on the technologies underpinning geographical information systems (GIS), and aims at designing, developing, and implementing better systems to model 3D cities, buildings and landscapes. It is a multidisciplinary group of around 20 people, including computer scientists, geomatics engineers, and geographers; 3 of them are tenured staff (1 professor, 1 associate-professor, and 1 assistant-professor). It has a history of successful collaborations with the industry and the government: its research has led to open source software, standards, and patents for the management of 3D geographic information.

The position is open immediately until filled and is initially limited to one year.

Job requirements

We are looking for a researcher with a PhD in a field related to 3D Geoinformation and/or BIM (geomatics, BIM, geography, computer science, GIS, urbanism, or a comparable subject). The candidate is willing to, and has affinity with, working in multi‐disciplinary teams in an international oriented environment. Applicants must be strongly motivated for post-doctoral studies and show the ability to publish their work in scientific journals. The candidate should have an affinity for programming. The ability to develop prototypes and software is an advantage. In addition, she/he should possess the ability to work independently and perform critical analysis, and also possesses good cooperation and communication abilities in English.

What we offer

The position is for 1 year and the starting gross salary will be in the range €2,476 up to €3,908 depending on the experience of the candidate. TU Delft also offers an attractive benefits package, including a flexible work week and the option of assembling a customised compensation and benefits package.

How to apply

To apply, please submit:

  • a detailed CV and a letter of application,
  • the name of two referees,
  • copies of MSc/PhD diplomas and grades obtained,
  • proof of English competencies (if applicable),
  • PhD thesis and all publications you have authored (a URL to a PDF is fine).

Please email your application material to Caro Coemans (hr-bk@tudelft.nl) and refer to vacancy number BK2017-19.

For more information about this position, please contact directly Prof. Dr Jantien Stoter (j.e.stoter@tudelft.nl).

[UCGIS] Two Ph.D. Assistantships in Geospatial Analytics for Plant Health at NC State


The Spatial Analytic Framework for Advanced Information Systems (SAFARIS) team at North Carolina State University seeks two creative, motivated Ph.D. students with interests in quantitative modeling of biological invasions to join an interdisciplinary group developing spatial models and techniques to forecast movement of plant pests and diseases. The positions will begin Fall 2018 and are funded for four years at $25,000/year, plus benefits and tuition support, through the cutting-edge Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. program at NC State (geospatial.ncsu.edu).

 

Funded by USDA-APHIS, the selected applicants will collaborate with university and federal researchers focused on developing technologies to improve plant health safeguarding systems. The students will contribute to the development and application of open source models of pest and pathogen invasion across multiple scales, including landscape-, regional- and global-scale dynamics of movement. Each student will be encouraged to develop research questions and a project tailored to their unique interests and career goals. Competitive candidates will be proficient in python, R, C++ and/or equivalent programming languages. Knowledge of modern computing architectures, programming environments, and visualization systems are a plus.

 

The Center for Geospatial Analytics is an internationally recognized collaborative hub for interdisciplinary data scientists advancing novel understanding of spatial phenomena and applying new knowledge to grand challenges. Students in the Ph.D. program receive multidisciplinary advising and the opportunity to work with over twenty faculty fellows with diverse expertise from nearly a dozen departments across NC State. Students also engage in experiential learning through an off-campus professional internship.

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, complete the application at grad.ncsu.edu/apply by February 1, 2018.

 

To express interest in the position or to learn more, contact Dr. Yu Takeuchi (yu_takeuchi@ncsu.edu), Dr. Ross K. Meentemeyer (rkmeente@ncsu.eduor Dr. Raju Vatsavai (rrvatsav@ncsu.edu). Additional details about the Ph.D. program in Geospatial Analytics and complete application instructions are available at go.ncsu.edu/geospatial-phd. Interested students are also encouraged to contact Rachel Kasten, Graduate Services Coordinator (rachelkasten@ncsu.edu or 919-515-2800), with questions about the program or to explore additional opportunities.

[UCGIS] two positions open in Geoinformatics at University of Salzburg


Position Opening

Research Scientist Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg

Spatio-temporal Analysis for Migration Research

The Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS (division GIScience) at University of Salzburg, offers a researcher position (100%, payment according to collective agreement – “Kollektivvertrag für die Arbeitnehmer/innen der Universitäten”) to be filledASAP. The main task is to carry out high-quality research in the area of “Humanitarian Safety“, i.e., the development of methods for analysing user-generated data from social media to support migration management.

The major research tasks for the announced position are defined as follows:

  • Identifying spatio-temporal clusters in social media data as an indicator for migration movements
  • Semantic analysis of social media posts using self-learning systems
  • Spatio-temporal visualisation of migration clusters
  • Collaboration with social scientists and legal scholars to co-develop a privacy-by-design guideline as a basis for the methodological research

Please see here for further details.

Position Opening

PostDoc Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg

Analysis of User-generated Data, Spatial Statistics, Machine Learning

The Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS (division GIScience) at University of Salzburg, offers a PostDoc position (100%, payment according to collective agreement – “Kollektivvertrag für die Arbeitnehmer/innen der Universitäten”) to be filled ASAP. The main task is to carry out high-quality research in the area of “Urban Emotions“, i.e., the development of methods for extracting contextual emotion information from real-time human sensors and crowd-sourced data from social networks.

The developed methods correlate emotion measurements from wearable psycho-physiological sensors with subjective observations and different crowd-sourced data repositories (Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, etc.). The major research tasks for the announced position are defined as follows:

  • Correlation of emotion information from different sources (emotion sensors, eDiary, social media) in space and time using machine learning algorithms
  • Development of a generic spatio-temporal cluster statistic measure
  • Carrying out real-world field studies to support urban planning
  • Investigation of the potential of using Virtual Reality environments as an alternative to real-world experiments together with psychologists

Please see here for further details.

Ass.-Prof. Dr. Bernd Resch | Assistant Professor

University of Salzburg | Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS

Schillerstrasse 30 | 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Phone: +43 (0)662 8044 7551 | Fax: +43 (0)662 8044 7560
E-mail: bernd.resch@sbg.ac.at | http://www.zgis.at

________________________________________________________

Wendy Guan, Ph.D.                             1737 Cambridge Street, K022

Executive Director                                Cambridge, MA 02138

Center for Geographic Analysis            617-496-6102 (office)

Harvard University                               617-496-5149 (fax)

http://gis.harvard.edu                           wguan@cga.harvard.edu

[UCGIS] Ph.D. Assistantship in Land Change Science and Geospatial Analytics at NC State


Dr. Adam Terando with the Southeast Climate Science Center and Dr. Ross K. Meentemeyer at North Carolina State University are seeking a creative, motivated Ph.D. student with quantitative modeling interests to join an interdisciplinary team investigating the dynamics of urbanization and landscape change in the Southeast US. The position will begin Fall 2018 and is funded for four years at $25,000/year, plus benefits and tuition support, through the cutting-edge Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. program at NC State (geospatial.ncsu.edu).

In cooperation with the USGS, the selected applicant will collaborate with a diverse research group focused on the human dimensions of global change, conservation ecology, and decision science with geospatial analytics. The student will contribute to development and application of FUTURES, an open source land-change modeling framework for scenario-based simulations of landscape change. The student will be encouraged to develop research questions and a project tailored to their unique interests and career goals. Competitive candidates will be proficient in python, C++ or equivalent programming language. Applicants should hold a degree in Geography, Ecology, Economics, Statistics, Computer Science, or a relevant discipline.

The Center for Geospatial Analytics is an internationally recognized collaborative hub for interdisciplinary data scientists advancing novel understanding of spatial phenomena and applying new knowledge to grand challenges. Students in the Ph.D. program receive multidisciplinary advising and the opportunity to work with over twenty faculty fellows with diverse expertise from nearly a dozen departments across NC State. Students also engage in experiential learning through an off-campus professional internship.

The Department of Interior Southeast Climate Science Center (SE CSC; https://globalchange.ncsu.edu/secsc/) is a joint federal-university research center managed by the US Geological Survey and anchored at NC State University.  Bringing together a diverse set of federal and academic researchers, the SE CSC is a leader in fostering collaborative global change research for the benefit of natural and cultural resource managers. Students affiliated with the SE CSC also have the opportunity to participate in the university-sponsored Global Change Fellowship program.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, complete the application at grad.ncsu.edu/apply by February 1, 2018.

To express interest in the position or to learn more, contact Dr. Terando (ajterand@ncsu.edu) or Dr. Meentemeyer (rkmeente@ncsu.edu). Additional details about the Ph.D. program in Geospatial Analytics and complete application instructions are available at go.ncsu.edu/geospatial-phd. Interested students are also encouraged to contact Rachel Kasten, Graduate Services Coordinator (rachelkasten@ncsu.edu or 919-515-2800), with questions about the program or to explore additional opportunities.

Graduate Research Assistant


GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENTISTS

Graduate Research Assistantship Available at West Virginia University

The West Virginia GIS Technical Center (http://www.wvgis.wvu.edu), housed in the Department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University, is seeking at least one graduate research assistant at the Masters or Ph.D. level, specializing in Geographic Information Science. At a minimum, applicants should have an undergraduate degree in Geography, Geology, Computer Science or related field, or a combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the qualification and ability to perform the duties of the position. Successful applicants will work toward a higher degree in GIS Science.

Position Requirements: 20 hours/week and possible full-time employment during the summer. Hours are flexible to accommodate class schedule. Assistantships include a full tuition waver.

Stipends at the MA and PhD levels are competitive nationally. Start Date: Start date is typically August, but other dates may be arranged. Application Deadline: Priority will be given to applications received by January 1, 2018 for fall admission. You must apply though the WVU Office of Admissions and Records http://apply.wvu.edu/. Review of applicants by the Department for entry into the graduate program and WV GIS Technical Center for the assistantship will begin upon completed submission to WVU admissions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must meet the graduate student entrance qualifications of the Geology & Geography Department.

Ability to conduct research in Geographic Information Science and present findings.

Advanced working knowledge of spatial analysis and/or GIS databases.

Accepted into MA or Ph.D. program in the WVU Department of Geology and Geography.

For application requirements, see http://pages.geo.wvu.edu/geog-grad/graduate-admissions-3.

Ideal Qualifications:

GIS Research: Demonstrated ability to conduct GIS research.

Programming Skills: Demonstrated knowledge of GIS programming languages, application development/implementation, mobile applications, and online mapping services.

Minimal Supervision: Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Communications Skills: Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with other staff members. Application:

Submit a formal application to WVU and the Geography Graduate Studies Coordinator. For instructions, see http://pages.geo.wvu.edu/geog-grad/graduate-admissions-3/apply

In your Statement of Interest to the Graduate Studies Coordinator, express your desire to work at the WV GIS Technical Center.

In addition, interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to Kurt Donaldson, Manager, WV GIS Technical Center, email: WVGISTechCenter@gmail.com. If possible, please provide links to previous research projects and contributions to successful GIS applications.

Contact Dr. Gregory Elmes Co-Director (greg.elmes@mail.wvu.edu) for further academic information.

3 research positions at the JRC Centre for Advance Studies


https://themes.jrc.ec.europa.eu/pages/view/170755/3-post-doc-positions-open

As the science and knowledge service of the Commission, the mission of DG Joint Research Centre is to support EU policies with independent evidence throughout the whole policy cycle.

The JRC is located in 5 Member States (Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain). Further information is available at: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/ 

The JRC has recently established the Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS) with the mission of investigating new research areas of relevance for European policy. CAS provides an interdisciplinary and stimulating space where JRC scientists engage in top research in policy-relevant thematic areas and connect with leading institutions in the field worldwide.

CAS is looking for three researchers to join the project on “Digital Transformation – Governance of Human Societies”. The overall objective of this three-year project is to understand how the processes of digital transformation are affecting human society, and are challenging policy makers and the governance of society. 

The project will focus on four strands of research:

  • the changing dynamics relating to the ownership, quality and use of digital data and information;
  • the key societal, business, and environmental challenges relating to massive interconnectivity (Internet of Things);
  • the ways in which education, training, and lifelong learning need to evolve to ensure fulfilling and healthy lives in a digitally transformed society;
  • Changes in governance processes and structures that will help guide a highly interconnected and dynamic society.

Each strand will involve in-depth research of current trends and new directions at the interface between technology, economy and society based on big data analytics of scientific literature, technical reports, legislation, and the media as well as qualitative research methods (surveys, interviews, focus groups) involving key stakeholders from government, industry, academia, and civil society. These stakeholders will be engaged in an iterative process through the project to help frame the questions, validate the analyses, and evaluate future options.

This is a strongly multidisciplinary project, and we are looking for candidates with research experience in the following three areas: 

  • Digital infrastructures: multi-stakeholder multi-criteria decision-making, spatial data and information society infrastructures, netcentric approaches.
  • Information, Society, and Business: communication, network dynamics, ecommerce, information theory, education, demographics, learning, knowledge creation.
  • Governance: European governance, digital public participation processes, social and governance theory inclusion, principles of resilient self-regulating systems.

Qualifications: 

  • Doctoral degree or PhD degree (or equivalent) in a related field. As equivalent is considered a University degree of at least three years and 5 years of experience in a field relevant to the position.
  • Demonstrated research experience in one of the fields above.
  • Experience in writing and communicating to scientific, policy, and business audiences, as well as the general public.
  • Knowledge on neural network algorithms and processing is an advantage.

A very good knowledge of English (C1 level) is required.

The positions will be located in Ispra (Italy). The candidates will work in a team with JRC staff, and under the leadership of two external lead scientists in spatial informatics, and geography.

Duration of contract

12 months initial contract with possible renewals up to maximum 3 years

The candidate must be on a valid EPSO reserve list for Function Group IV contract staff. 

EPSO has launched in January 2017 an open-ended selection procedure to create a pool of candidates from which the institutions, bodies, offices and agencies of the European Union (EU) can recruit contract agents. Details available at the link below: https://epso.europa.eu/documents/2240_en 

The JRC has launched in January 2015 a permanent call for researchers FG IV. Details available at the link below: 

https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/working-with-us/jobs/vacancies/function-group-IV-researchers 

Auxiliary contract staff: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/working-with-us/jobs/temporary-positions/contract-staff-members 

Please note that due to the high number of applications  received only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 12/12/2017 23:59 Brussels time  

Junior Professorship


https://www.uni-hannover.de/en/aktuell/stellenangebote/jobboerse/detail/luhjobs/1838/

The Institute of Cartography and Geoinformatics at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodetic Science invites applications for a

Junior Professorship (Salary Scale W1 NBesO)
in Big Geospatial Data

starting on April 1, 2018. The position is limited to three years (with an extension option for a further three years).

Today’s ubiquitous mobile sensors capture large, heterogeneous data sets in high temporal frequency. The professorship will deal with the intelligent handling of these data in research and teaching. Successful candidates have an academic background in geoinformatics, computer science, or a related field. They have demonstrated an excellent record in the analysis of geospatial data and processes, ideally with a strong foundation in and orientation towards at least two of the three areas of Spatial Data Mining, Visualization, and parallel processing in Big Data Frameworks.

Distinguished didactic qualifications, an international orientation, and the willingness to carry out interdisciplinary research are required, as is the ability to teach in German.

Conditions of appointment are in accordance with § 30, Niedersachsen Higher Education Act (NHG).

Part-time employment can be arranged on request.

As an equal opportunities employer, Leibniz Universität Hannover has set itself the strategic aim of significantly increasing the proportion of women. Female scientists are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Applications from abroad are especially welcome. Equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.

Please submit your full application (CV, research statement describing past research and plans for future research, teaching portfolio, describing past teaching and plans for the future) preferably via email by January 15, 2018 to

Email: dekanat@fbg.uni-hannover.de

or by post to:

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover 
Dekan der Fakultät für Bauingenieurwesen und Geodäsie
Prof. Dr. Winrich Voß
Callinstraße 34, 1. OG
30167 Hannover

 

Further information is available from the Head of the Institute Prof. Dr. Monika Sester
(Email: monika.sesterikg.uni-hannover.de).

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN GEOINFORMATICS (201737)


http://www.stillinger.aau.dk/vis-stilling/?vacancy=941946

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning, Copenhagen campus, a position as Assistant Professor in Geoinformatics is open for appointment from 1 February 2018 or soon hereafter. The initial appointment for this position will be for 3 years, with possibility of extension. The field of the Department for Planning includes development and planning in a broad sense, and thereby it ranges from the social science aspects of development like environmental management, physical planning, sector planning, land management, to technical subjects such as surveying and geoinformatics. See more at www.plan.aau.dk.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The position is allocated to the Geoinformatics research group, which covers a broad range of topics including spatial data infrastructure, geospatial analysis and modelling, earth observation, and geospatial enabled technologies broadly. The research is often associated with other topics at the Department of Planning such as climate change, migration, and spatial planning.

This specific position will be placed in an internally funded interdisciplinary 3-year project on Global flows of refugees and their impact on North European welfare states. The project is conducted in collaboration with the Department of Political Science, Department of Culture and Global Studies, and the Department of Learning and Philosophy. You may obtain further professional information from Head of Section, Professor Henning Sten Hansen, e-mail: hsh@plan.aau.dk / phone: +45 2815 6464 or Associate professor Carsten Kessler, e-mail: kessler@plan.aau.dk / phone.: +45 2090 7226.

Qualification requirements for the position:

The appointment presupposes that the applicant can demonstrate original scientific production at an international level. The successful candidate will develop demographic and migration simulation models in collaboration with rest of the Geoinformatics group. Applicants should therefore have strong programming skills and ideally have experience in large-scale geosimulation, processing of geospatial big data, or related topics. Knowledge about climate change will be considered an advantage.

Appointment as an Assistant Professor presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment.

Appointment as an Assistant Professor cannot exceed a period of four years in total in a temporary position (appointment at Assistant Professor level cannot exceed a period of eight years in total in Denmark).

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force, teaching portfolio and procedures can be seen here.

The application must contain the following:

    • A statement outlining your reasons for applying, and intentions and visions with, the position.
    • Your curriculum vitae, including personal data, educational background, scientific qualifications, dissemination skills, participation in committees and boards, and additional qualifications relevant for the position.
    • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request, you could be asked for an official English translation.
    • A complete list of publications.
    • Publications you wish to be considered by the assessment committee. You may attach up to 5 publications when applying for an associate professor position.
    • References/recommendations
An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the “Apply onlin” button below.

AGREEMENT

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.

VACANCY NUMBER

201737

DEADLINE

06/12/2017

Senior GI Educational Expert


(BAP-2017-621)

Applications should be submitted online: https://icts.kuleuven.be/apps/jobsite/vacatures/54447815

Candidatures until 6/12/2017

The Spatial Applications Division Leuven (SADL) is an R&D-Division of KU Leuven. SADL was created with the aim to bundle the applied research, the professional training and the scientific consultancy of KU Leuven, in the Geographic Information Systems (GI/GIS), the Earth Observation (EO) and the Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) fields.

SADL envisages the combination and integration of the technological and non-technological expertise (data and databases, information systems, applications, remote sensing) with the scientific insights and knowledge in the following – interconnected – domains in a Flemish, Belgian, European and Global context:

  • Mobility, Traffic and Transport related issues;

  • Agriculture and Environment, and the interaction between both;

  • Planning and management of urban and rural areas;

  • Ground and surface water management;

  • Social economic phenomena (e.g. tourism, housing).

Moreover, SADL is involved in the development and maintenance of SDI, among others in support of the implementation of the European INSPIRE Directive. In that context, SADL is engaged in standardization bodies such as OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) and ISO/TC 211 & CEN/TC 287.

In all its activities, the transfer of know-how through the development of training programmes and educational projects is of utmost importance.

For more information on the activities of SADL, see: http://sadl.kuleuven.be/algemeen.aspx

Vacancy

As senior scientific staff with a background and interest in GI and education, you will become responsible for a series of educational and training activities in the field of GI, SDI and EO. You will contribute to and lead work packages of several European Erasmus+ projects and also be responsible for the GI training programme of SADL itself (fixed and ‘on-demand’). Activities include, but are not limited to: the further development of an ontology-based Body of Knowledge on GI and EO, the design of vocational training curricula, the organization of and participation in training actions, the development of knowledge and skill strategies for GI and EO, etc.

Several Erasmus+ projects are running or will start early 2018 for which we need support. The biggest one is EO4GEO, an Erasmus+ space/geospatial sector skills alliance with 26 European partners aiming to support the Copernicus user uptake. In this project, KU Leuven is the scientific and technical leader overviewing, coordinating and contributing to the work related to the sector skills strategy; the development of the Body of Knowledge for GI and EO; the development of a collaborative learning platform with tools for curricula design, job profiles description and the use of Copernicus data and services and many other tasks. The other Erasmus+ projects relate to the development of SDI curricula for universities and Lifelong Learning (LLL) programmes in the Western Balkan (BESTSDI), and the testing of a case-based learning methods in which the collaboration between academia and private companies or public sector bodies is set-up as a learning process using techniques for the co-creation of knowledge (giCASES).

Your work is performed in Leuven, but travel to European project meetings might be required.

Profile: Senior GI educational expert

  • You have a passion for education and Geographic Information (Technology);

  • You are keen to learn and test new environments and new methods;

  • You have a university degree (e.g. Master in Geography, bio-engineer, Master computer sciences) or an equivalent degree from another higher education institute;

  • Having a PhD is an added value, but not a must;

  • You have at least 5 years working experience

  • You have some experience with educational and training activities, preferably in the GI sector;

  • You can think and work strategically and in a structured way, with a view on future (technological and non-technological) developments;

  • You have some experience to lead and coordinate smaller teams to conduct work together resulting in tangible outputs (report, tools, data, …);

  • Knowledge of existing Bodies of Knowledge such as the BoK for GI S&T, PMBoK … is an added value;

  • You are fluently reading, talking and writing in English. Knowledge of the Dutch or French language is an added value, but not a must;

  • You are willing to work in a flexible working environment and are able to handle deadlines in a project context.

Aanbod

  • Statute of scientific collaborator of KU Leuven
  • Contract of fixed duration, but extensions are possible
  • Travel and insurance costs, costs for meetings in Belgium and project related costs are covered
  • An informal and motivating work environment in which scientific and societal challenges meet each other.

Interested or want more information?

Contact Danny Vandenbroucke – danny.vandenbroucke@kuleuven.be (0486-71.35.73)