PhD position (1.0 FTE) for 4 years in Question-based Analysis of Geographic Information with Semantic Queries


The following vacancy for a PhD position in the QuAnGIS project is available at Utrecht University, NL (application deadline 16 February 2020):

https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrecht-university/jobs/phd-position-10-fte-for-4-years-in-question-based-analysis-of-geographic-information-with-semantic

Could you please forward this post to your network and to suitable candidates? The project is about question-answering (QA) on geographic information.

Best regards,

-- 
Simon Scheider

Human Geography and Spatial Planning
Universiteit Utrecht

Vening Meineszgebouw A
Room 6.16
Princetonlaan 8a
3584 CB  UTRECHT
The Netherlands

+31 30 253 2966

http://www.uu.nl/medewerkers/SScheider
https://questionbasedanalysis.com/

Senior Lecturer, Committee on Geographical Sciences, University of Chicago


Senior Lecturer

Committee on Geographical Sciences

Position Description:

The Division of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago invites applicants for a position as Senior Lecturer in the Committee on Geographic Science and in the College. This is a full-time, career-track teaching position beginning in the 2020–21 academic year. We anticipate that by the start of the appointment, the title of this position will be on the Senior Instructional Professor track. The initial three-year appointment is renewable with opportunity for promotion. The Senior Lecturer will teach five courses in the GIScience program, including at least one in the undergraduate College core. In addition, in consultation with faculty leadership the Senior Lecturer is responsible for leading the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of curricular programs in Geographic Information Science; supervising other teaching personnel; providing academic and career advice to students; and contributing to the development and academic administration of degree programs in Geographic Information Science. Specifically, the Senior Lecturer will develop new courses for the College Minor in Geographic Information Science, manage recruiting and advising for the GIScience track in the MA Program in Social Sciences (MAPSS), and manage the College core SSI Spatial Analysis track.

Qualifications:

Candidates must have the PhD in hand prior to the start date, a demonstrated record as a degreed professional designing and teaching courses to undergraduate and graduate students at a selective research university, and demonstrated experience in research and practice related to Geographic Information Science and Spatial Analysis. Experience in managing a program and supervising academic personnel is preferred.

Application Instructions:

Applicants are required to apply online through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website at apply.interfolio.com/72866 .  Applicants are required to upload the following materials: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae (3) syllabi for two proposed courses; (4) a writing sample/publication; and (5) the names and contact information for three references. References will only be contacted for shortlisted candidates. Review of applications will begin February 4, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

Nabídka práce (geoinformatik), Etnologický ústav Akademie věd ČR, v.v.i., Brno


Etnologický ústav Akademie věd České republiky, v. v. i., vyhlašuje výběrové řízení na pozici geoinformatik pro projekt NAKI Stopy lidského umu s místem výkonu práce na detašovaném pracovišti Brno a předpokládaným nástupem 1. 3. 2020 popř. dle dohody.
Předpokládaná pracovní náplň úspěšného uchazeč/uchazečky:
• analýza DMT a kartografických pramenů (Valašsko)
• modelování vývoje krajiny
• tvorba mapových výstupů
• zapojení do dalších výzkumných aktivit pracoviště
Požadovaná kvalifikace:
• ukončené magisterské vzdělání v oboru geoinformatika, krajinné inženýrství, geografie apod.
• aktivní uživatelská znalost GIS (ESRI)
Nabízíme:
• zaměstnání v prestižní výzkumné instituci
• práci na plný úvazek
• pracovní smlouvu na dobu určitou (do 31. 12. 2022) s perspektivou možného prodloužení v souladu s vnitřními předpisy Etnologického ústavu
• atraktivní mzdové ohodnocení
• zapracování pod vedením zkušeného GIS specialisty
• 5 týdnů dovolené
• stravenky
Dokumenty požadované k přihlášce:
• motivační dopis
• strukturovaný životopis včetně seznamu publikací
Přihlášku zasílejte na adresu office@eu.cas.cz nejpozději do 24. 1. 2020 do 12:00 hod. Přihlášku zašlete v podobě jednoho PDF souboru a do předmětu e-mailu uveďte „Výběrové řízení – NAKI geoinformatik“. Bližší informace o pozici poskytne Přemysl Mácha, e-mail macha@eu.cas.cz.

Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Remote Sensing


Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Remote SensingThe School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning (SGSUP) at Arizona State University (ASU) seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar with an anticipated start date of March 1, 2020 and preferably should be filled by June 1, 2020. The postdoctoral scholar will conduct research with Professor Amy Frazier on an NSF-sponsored award involving Near Term Forecasts of Global Plant Distribution, Community Structure, and Ecosystem Function.

Job DescriptionSGSUP is seeking to fill one Postdoctoral Research Scholar appointment that will contribute to research to improve predictions of how plant species respond to global change. The scholar will work with a team of researchers – the Institute for Biodiversity Forecasting – focused on addressing changes in species’ abundance and geographic distribution, community structure, and ecosystem function and assessing how differing conservation decisions can minimize the impacts of global change responses.

The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will help design and execute research using a combination of novel environmental information and high spatial and temporal remote sensing. The Scholar should therefore have expertise in gathering, managing, and analyzing remotely sensed data as well as a good understanding of the application of these data to ecology and ecosystem function.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in geography, environmental science, plant science, ecological remote sensing, spatial ecology, or a related field by the time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated record of scientific publication in the fields of remote sensing, ecology, or geography
  • Strong data processing and analysis skills with Python and/or R
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills (in English)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Programming skills (e.g., C, Python, scripting languages, etc.)
  • Modeling and visualization skills
  • Demonstrable expertise processing high spatial and temporal resolution remote sensing datasets
  • Familiarity with QGIS, ArcGIS, ENVI and/or Google Earth Engine

Initial deadline for accepting applications is January 2, 2020. To apply, candidates must submit the following materials online at http://apply.interfolio.com/72103

  • A Statement of Research Interests (not to exceed 2 pages)
  • A complete Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications
  • Up to 3 related publications
  • Contact information for three references (including name, phone number and email)

This is a paperless search, and only materials submitted electronically as outlined above will be considered. Questions related to the search may be addressed to Professor Amy Frazier (Amy.Frazier@asu.edu). Full details at  http://apply.interfolio.com/72103

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Amy E. Frazier, PhD.
Assistant ProfessorCore Faculty, Spatial Analysis Research Center (SPARC)School of Geographical Sciences and Urban PlanningSenior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of SustainabilityArizona State University
480.727.7414Amy.Frazier@asu.eduWebsite: https://amyfrazier.wixsite.com/amy-frazier
Recent articles with open access:Emerging trajectories for spatial pattern analysis in landscape ecology (Landscape Ecology)
Linking landscape ecology and land system architecture for land system science: an introduction to the special issue (Journal of Land Use Science)

University of Alabama Associate or Full Professor in Climate Modeling / Climate and Human Health


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ALABAMA, TUSCALOOSA 35487-0322. The University of Alabama, Department of Geography seeks a new colleague with research expertise in Climate Modeling or Climate and Human Health, starting August 16, 2020 at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, with tenure. This search is part of an effort to elevate the University of Alabama’s visibility and impact in climate research including the analysis and interpretation of climate data, particularly concerning hydroclimatology, climate-health relationships, environmental health sciences, environmental epidemiology, climate-related food security, or climate modeling more broadly. The ideal candidate’s professional accomplishments include sustained success securing external funding, a nationally/internationally recognized profile, and a solid track record of successful graduate student recruitment and mentoring. We seek a scholar who can take advantage of the collaborative opportunities on the Tuscaloosa campus, including those at the newly–formed Alabama Water Institute (http://ovpred.ua.edu/alabama-water-institute/) and Alabama Life Research Institute (http://ovpred.ua.edu/alabama-life-research-institute/), and the NOAA National Water Center (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/nwc/). Candidates with research interests that also complement one or more of the department’s broader research foci, including water resources, human-environment systems, environmental management and change, or geographic information analysis (seehttp://geography.ua.edu/), are particularly encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in Geography or closely related discipline is required. It is expected that the successful candidate will transfer an active research program to the University of Alabama.

Formal review of applications will begin November 30th, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/46175 . The application should include a cover letter and a C.V., which should list contact information for at least three references. For additional information, please e-mail search committee chair, Kevin M. Curtin (kmcurtin@ua.edu).

Kevin M. Curtin, PhD | Professor / Director – Laboratory for Location Science

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Department of Geography 
The University of Alabama
Shelby Hall 2019D; Box 870322 
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 
kmcurtin@ua.edu | http://geography.ua.edu | http://locationscience.ua.edu

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in Spatial Cognition and Geographic Visualization at the University of California Santa Barbara


The MOVE Laboratory (http://move.geog.ucsb.edu) at the Geography Department at UC Santa Barbara is hiring a postdoctoral research fellow with a background in Spatial Cognition, Data Visualization, Cartography, or Human-Computer Interaction.  The successful candidate will be engaged in an NSF funded project entitled:  “Visualizing Motion: A Framework for the Cartography of Movement”. The project aims to develop and evaluate cartographic theories and tools to understand how humans perceive movement patterns using different visualization forms.  The postdoctoral fellow will work with Dr. Somayeh Dodge and her team to develop visualization methods and evaluate the usability of cartographic techniques for mapping movement patterns and the interaction between individuals in space and time.

Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Geography, Geographic Information Science, Computer Science, Cartography, Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction, or other related disciplines.
  • Background in Cartography or Data Visualization

Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of experimental design for applied spatial cognition research
  • Knowledge of theories in visual perception and spatial cognition
  • Previous experience in the design and conduct of eye-tracking experiments
  • Previous experience in cartographic mapping and analysis of movement data
  • Proficiency in two or more of the following programming languages (Java, JavaScript, Processing, HTML, Python, R, etc.)
  • Familiarity with web and/or software development

The MOVE Lab at UCSB engages in conducting cutting-edge basic and applied research to study movement and spatiotemporal processes such as human mobility, animal movement, migration, disease diffusion, natural hazards (e.g. wildfires, hurricanes). Using large arrays of geo-enriched tracking data sets, our research advances methodologies for movement data analytics, knowledge discovery, modeling, agent-based simulation, and visualization. For more information about the MOVE Lab at UCSB please see http://move.geog.ucsb.edu.

The duration for this position is one year with a flexible start date in late January 2020 or soon after. To apply, please send a cover letter describing your education background, your research interests, and your qualifications with respect to the position. In your cover letter please make sure to specify how your background fits the scope of the project. Please send your cover letter together with a copy of your curriculum vitae including contact information of three references, as a single PDF to Dr. Somayeh Dodge (sdodge@ucsb.edu). Review of applications will begin on 6 January 2020 and continue until the positions are filled. For any questions regarding these positions, please feel free to contact Dr. Dodge (sdodge@ucsb.edu).

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.

Somayeh Dodge
Assistant Professor
Department of Geography
Web: http://move.geog.ucsb.edu/
Email: sdodge@ucsb.edu

Assistant Professor, Geospatial Computing Science, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi


Faculty Position Announcement

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI

Department of Computing Sciences

Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi (TAMU–CC) is a rapidly growing doctoral research university with more than 12,000 students. TAMU–CC, a Minority-Serving Institution and Hispanic-Serving Institution on the cultural border with Latin America, provides a robust campus experience focused on student and faculty success. Located on its own island on the Texas Gulf Coast, the “Island University” was recently recognized as one of the most beautiful coastal campuses in the United States. In 2019, the Carnegie Commission of Higher Education designated TAMU-CC an R2 Doctoral University – High Research Activity. State-of-the-art classroom and laboratory buildings, support facilities, and recognized faculty strategically position TAMU–CC to achieve its goal of national and international prominence as an emerging research institution as designated in the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Accountability System.

TAMU-CC invites applications for 5 tenure-track positions in the Department of Computing Sciences for Fall 2020. The Department of Computing Sciences prepares students to pursue productive careers and advanced degrees in computer science or geospatial systems engineering. The department is also home to the recently formed Geospatial Computer Science PhD program, which is a first of its kind program, nationally and internationally, that emphasizes the theory of computer science for handling geospatial data and in exploring emerging technologies enabled by geospatial science & engineering.

Faculty hired under this initiative will play an integral role in the development and growth of the Ph.D. program as well as the BS and MS in Computer Science programs. Information about the department is available at http://csci.tamucc.edu/. Three of these positions represent a cluster hire in geospatial data science where we are seeking innovative, talented researchers in the areas such as: machine learning, deep learning, data science, spatial simulation and modeling, computer vision and image processing, geospatial AI and analytics, geospatial software systems and computation. The other two positions will be filled with applicants with a focus in cybersecurity and applications of cybersecurity to Geospatial Computer Science.

For specific details and qualification requirements for each of these two searches or to apply visit the following website, https://islanderjobs.tamucc.edu.

The application deadline is December 13, 2019 for the geospatial data science cluster and December 2, 2019 for the cybersecurity focus. All required documents must be provided by the deadline for full consideration.

Ph.D. and Postdoctoral research positions at the UCSB Geography Department


Two postdoctoral research fellow positions at the University of California Santa Barbara
The MOVE Laboratory (http://move.geog.ucsb.edu) at the Geography Department at UC Santa Barbara is seeking applications for two postdoctoral research fellowswith an anticipated start date as early as 15 January 2020. Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in GIScience, Geography, Cartography, Computer Science, or Data Science. The successful candidates will have strong quantitative and analytical skills and research experience in areas such as machine learning, movement pattern mining, artificial intelligence, geovisualization, visual analytics, spatial cognition,  human behavior studies. Experiences and knowledge of experiment design, especially in the area of spatial cognition is desirable. The postdoctoral fellows will be engaged in multidisciplinary research on two different projects to develop and evaluate cartographic and data science approaches to studying movement in different contexts including human mobility, migration, health geography, movement ecology, and natural hazards and earth system sciences. Please find more information about the positions here. The review of applications begins on 15 December 2019 and it will continue until the positions are filled. For any inquiry or to submit your application, please contact Dr. Somayeh Dodge (sdodge@ucsb.edu). Ph.D. positions at the University of California Santa Barbara
The MOVE Laboratory (http://move.geog.ucsb.edu) at the Geography Department at UC Santa Barbara is seeking Ph.D. students. We are looking for talented students with a strong quantitative background in GIScience, Geography, Computer Science, or Data Science, and interest in movement and mobility. Our group focuses on the study of movement using data science and geo-computational approaches, including movement data analytics, pattern mining, machine learning, geovisualization, AI, modeling, and simulation. The students will be engaged in multidisciplinary research to develop data science approaches to study movement in different contexts including human mobility, migration, health geography, movement ecology, and natural hazards and earth system sciences. Please find more information about the application process at https://geog.ucsb.edu/graduate-admissions/. The application deadline is December 15th, 2019. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Dr. Somayeh Dodge (sdodge@ucsb.edu) before submitting your application.

Somayeh Dodge
Assistant Professor
Department of Geography
Web: http://move.geog.ucsb.edu/
Email: sdodge@ucsb.edu

Tenure Track Faculty Position at University of Wyoming: Assistant Professor in Geospatial Data Science and Computation


Tenure Track Faculty Position: Assistant Professor in Geospatial Data Science and Computation 

To Apply:https://uwyo.taleo.net/careersection/00_ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=19004680&lang=en

The Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) at the University of Wyoming (UW) invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Geospatial Data Science and Computation with expertise in Geospatial Informatics and an anticipated start date of August 2020. Successful candidates will demonstrate: the ability to secure and maintain a competitively funded extramural research program using data science/geospatial approaches and have an interest in and ability to work with emerging data analysis methods, high resolution spatiotemporal data, and develop and use machine learning and other quantitative methods, ideally within a High Performance Computing environment; interest, aptitude, and capability for effective undergraduate and graduate education; and e excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere. 

This is a full-time 9-month tenure-track position. The successful candidate’s appointment will be at the beautiful UW Laramie campus located in the Northern Rocky Mountains. The area is known for its outdoor recreation opportunities. Salary is competitive based on experience and qualifications. The University of Wyoming offers excellent opportunities and resources such as high performance computing (https://www.uwyo.edu/arcc/resources/high-performance-computing/) for interdisciplinary collaborative research with the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Agriculture, College of Engineering and Applied Science, School of Business, Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources and others.