Ministerstvo vnitra – výběrové řízení

Ministerstvo vnitra vypsalo výběrová řízení na tři pozice v oddělení geoinformatiky v Praze. Více informací se dozvíte zde:

GIScience PhD opportunity at the University of St Andrews: Modelling geomagnetic bird navigation

I’m looking for a candidate for a 3-year fully-funded PhD studentship in GIScience. The project is funded by the Leverhulme Trust and is a collaboration between the University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK and the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Radolfzell, Germany. The studentship starts in October 2018.

The project will model how migratory birds use the information in the Earth’s magnetic field to find their way during their long journeys. We will employ a big data analytics approach to better understand what strategies the birds use for their navigational feats. For this, we will collect real geomagnetic data in UAV surveys and simulate bird navigation through these data using Agent-Based Modelling. This is primarily a data science project, however, the work will be fully informed with biological knowledge through the collaboration with MPIO.

The project would suit an excellent candidate with an interest in movement analytics and an MSc in GIScience/ Geoinformatics or a related discipline. Prior experience with working with geomagnetic data (either from satellite or terrestrial sources) is a plus.

More info here or in the attached pdf:

Application DL: 15 Aug 2018.  

Note that this opportunity is limited to UK/EU citizens.

I would appreciate if you could, please, forward this ad to anyone who might be interested. Thank you in advance.

Urska Demsar.


Dr Urska Demsar
Lecturer in Geoinformatics
School of Geography & Sustainable Development
University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK

Geospatial Data Curator & Applications Administrator

The Sheridan Libraries and Museums seeks applications for the position of Geospatial Data Curator & Applications Administrator. This position implements and oversees geospatial data applications for academic and research use by JHU students, staff, and faculty and contributes to the curation of geospatial data. The position provides technical expertise and leadership in developing systems that support the teaching and research work at the university, leading the technical and curation side of the provision of GIS services in the Data Services unit, administratively located in the Data Management Directorate. Serves the point of communication between service and technology. For full announcement and to apply, please visit

Please let me know if there are any questions!

Mara Rojeski Blake (she/her/hers)

Manager of Data Services

Sheridan Libraries and Museums

Johns Hopkins University

Assistant Professor of Computational Social Science at Texas A&M

TEXAS, COLLEGE STATION. Texas A&M University. The Department of Geography invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Geographic Information Science at the Assistant Professor level. We seek applicants who address questions through a computational social science approach. The successful applicant must be able to teach advanced courses in GIS/CyberGIS (e.g. WebGIS, Spatial Databases, and/or GIS Programming).  Essential characteristics include publications commensurate with experience; demonstrated capability to secure external funding; and the ability to strengthen the graduate program in Geography through course offerings and mentoring students. Candidates should have the potential for creating synergies with existing Department strengths, must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment, and have a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching.

The Department of Geography has 24 faculty members with strengths in biogeography, climatology, geomorphology, human geography, human-environment relationships, and GIST (Geographic Information Science and Technology) ( We are based in the College of Geosciences ( At Texas A&M University, exciting opportunities for synergies exist with the Center for Geospatial Sciences, Applications and Technology (GEOSAT), the Texas Research Data Center, the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, and the Institute for Sustainable Communities. The Department of Geography is involved in a new campus-wide initiative focused on big data and data analytics. Texas A&M is also home to the Bush School of Government and Public Service. Texas A&M University, a land-, sea-, and space-grant university, is located in a metropolitan area with a dynamic and international community of 220,000 people.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses (including e-mail addresses) of three referees to We will begin reviewing applications on September 14, 2018. Texas A&M University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and student body and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented ethnic groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Texas A&M University also has a policy to address the needs of dual-career partners (


Diana S. Sinton, Ph.D.

Executive Director, UCGIS

607.252.6851 (office)

2 Immersive Technologies/Learning Post Doc Opportunities

ChoroPhronesis, in collaboration with other groups such as Teaching and Learning with Technology, the Stuckeman Center for Design Computing, the Pulse of the Earth Lab (and others), at The Pennsylvania State University, are delighted to announce the opening of two postdoctoral research positions. The postdocs will be working in vibrant transdiciplinary teams that are addressing a range of topics that see transformative changes due to the potentially paradigm shifting nature of immersive technologies. Example topics include:

·         Empirically validating immersive learning across the academic spectrum;

·         Immersive decision-making for environmental decision making;

·         Connecting immersive experiences to environmental and ecological modeling;

·         Immersive storytelling;

·         3D modeling and design;

·         Foundations of immersive technologies.

The postdocs will be coordinated through ChoroPhronesis (founded by Dr. Alexander Klippel) but will work across projects at The Pennsylvania State University and could have their primary home in units such as the Stuckeman Center for Design Computing or Teaching and Learning with Technology. Ongoing projects include but are not limited to:

·         The Science of Being There – Immersive Virtual Field Trips for Geospatial Sciences;

·         Visualizing Forest Futures;

·         The Rio Studio – Visualization and access to informal settlements through immersive experiences;

·         Transforming Education through Immersive Technologies;

·         Immersive Storytelling for General Education Across the Academic Spectrum;

·         Digital Innovation through Immersive Technologies: Establishing New Paradigms for Environmental Decision Support.

More information about these projects can be accessed through: Candidates for the postdoc positions can have a range of qualifications and can come from a number of different backgrounds such as computer science, engineering, giscience, landscape architecture/architecture, education, or psychology. Any subset of the list below is possible but a strong focus is placed on technical skills as well as experience in quantitative approaches to the evaluation of technologies. Desirable skills include:

·         Experience in learning assessment;

·         Experience in the design of experimental evaluations of (immersive) learning;

·         3D modeling and visualization skills;

·         Strong programming and code management skills;

·         Immersive application development experience;

·         C# programming skills and/or Unity3D development experience;

·         Communication skills for interacting with academics, instructional designers and others across the academic spectrum;

·         Scientific publishing skills proven by a strong academic publishing record.

The initial appointment is intended for 12 months with possibility of renewal. Please have your information uploaded by July 31, 2018.  The start date is envisioned for the Fall 2018 and can be as early as September 1st 2018. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The positions are full-time, benefits-eligible academic professional on a 12-month service basis. Eligibility for benefits are contingent on your citizenship or work authorization. Application procedure: The following documents are required for the application: Cover letter (no more than 2 pages), CV/Resume, link to a portfolio of projects/experiences (if applicable), up to three scientific publications. For questions about the positions please contact Dr. Klippel at Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement which creates an inclusive environment in their department/workplace.  Apply online at

To review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters and policies, please go to, which will also explain how to request a paper copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Dr. rer. nat. Alexander Klippel, Professor
Gosnell Senior Faculty Scholar
Department of Geography
Affiliate: Information Sciences and Technology
Associate: Institute for Cyber Science
Founder:   ChoroPhronesis - Applied Spatial Intelligence
General Chair Spatial Cognition 2018:

Professional Assistant Professor, Geographic Information Science, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, College of Science & Engineering, Geographic Information Science Program, is seeking applications for a Professional Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Science position. The appointment will begin fall 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Plane Spatial Measurement, Cadastral Systems in Texas and the US, History of the Settlement of Texas Lands, Legal Aspects of Surveying, and Survey Digital Drafting. Additional duties include undergraduate mentoring, recruitment, and outreach for the program.

The College of Science & Engineering Geographic Information Science undergraduate degree program is accredited by ABET, Inc. The undergraduate and graduate programs are taught face-to-face and online.  Applicants can go to for more information on the Program, College and theUniversity.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in a Geospatial Science or in a related field
  • Licensed State Land Surveyor
  • Professional experience in Land Surveying, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and have a strong commitment to teaching excellence.
  • Ability to teach online

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in teaching geospatial science related courses
  • Experience in teaching at the professional level topics including geospatial surveying techniques, geodetic science, land boundary retracement, geospatial computations and adjustment, design and analysis of surveying data


To be considered for the position, all required documentation must be uploaded. 

A completed application will include:

  1. A letter of interest addressing qualifications listed,
    2. A statement of teaching philosophy,
    3. A curriculum vitae, including research/publication record,
    4. Indicators of teachingactivity/effectivenessor potential, and
    5. A list of three references

Review of applications will begin immediately. The posting will remain open until a finalist has been selected.

For more information, please contact:
Professor Gary Jeffress, Ph.D., Search Committee Chairperson
Director, Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying & Science
College of Science & Engineering
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive Unit # 5868
Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5808


All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

To apply, visit–Geogra phic-Information-Science_R-006998


Diana S. Sinton, Ph.D.

Executive Director, UCGIS

607.252.6851 (office)