Tenured Professor in Geographic Information Science and Dangermond Endowed Chair Position – UC Santa Barbara


Tenured Faculty Position Geographic Information Science (GIScience) – 
Department of Geography

The University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Geography 
invites applications for the Jack and Laura Dangermond Endowed Chair in 
Geography. This will be a Tenured faculty position at the level of 
Associate or Full Professor in Geographic Information Science, with an 
anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. The Department is looking for an 
individual with active research and teaching interests in Geographic 
Information Science (GIScience). The successful candidate will be 
broadly trained with interdisciplinary experience and a commitment to 
disciplines directly relevant to GIScience. We are particularly 
interested in applicants who have made and will continue to make 
significant contributions to either the modeling, representation, 
retrieval, integration, visualization, and/or analysis of spatial data.

Responsibilities of faculty members generally include teaching at 
undergraduate and/or graduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and 
mentorship of graduate students, participation in university service and 
professional activities, and the development of an actively funded 
research program of the highest quality. Only applicants with a PhD in 
an appropriate field at the time of application will be considered. 
Applicants with a record of research and professional activity 
commensurate with a tenured appointment will be given preference. A 
demonstrated record of excellence in research, and a record of (or 
potential for) outstanding teaching are desired. Successful candidates 
will have a record of collaborative research, and will be able to 
leverage synergies within the Department of Geography. The University is 
especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity 
and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and 
service as appropriate to the position.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:
     • Cover Letter
     • Curriculum Vitae
     • Statement of Research
     • Statement of Teaching
     • Statement of Contribution to Diversity (Optional)
     • Applicants will need to provide contact information for 3 references

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Santa Barbara. 
Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and 
staff who share our commitment to these values. The department 
encourages all applicants to submit a Statement of Contributions to 
Diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity 
through research, teaching, and service.

Applications received by December 16, 2019 will be given priority 
consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply 
please visit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01573

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for 
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual 
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, 
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.