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.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Geospatial Science at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand


https://jobs.canterbury.ac.nz/jobdetails?jobmc=1676UCGIS

Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Geospatial Science
School of Earth and Environment – Te Kura Aronukurangi
College of Science – Te Rāngai Pūtaiao
University of Canterbury – Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

What You Will Do

We invite applications for a Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer position (equivalent to Assistant or Associate Professor in the US System) in Geospatial Science in the School of Earth and Environment, College of Science. The level of appointment will depend on the successful candidate’s relevant experience and impact.

As the successful candidate you will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research programme and to develop a personal research group in your sub-discipline. We are also looking for an individual who will establish collaborations across the School. The development of collaborative links with the wider geospatial science sector at local, national and international levels will be strongly encouraged and supported.

You will contribute to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Geospatial Science, with a focus on Geographic Information Science and Spatial Data Science, and their application to the Social, Earth and Environmental Sciences. Willingness to teaching a GIS applications course for non-specialists is strongly desired.

Who You Are

You are a highly motivated individual but collegial in your outlook. You have a PhD in Geoinformatics, GIScience, Geography or a cognate disciplinary area and ideally some post-PhD experience. You will have a strong research track record appropriate to your career stage. Excellent candidates working in any area of GIScience research will be considered. You will ideally apply your GIS research to one or more of the disciplinary areas in the School and you will have a commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching of Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Data Science-related courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You will also have demonstrated, or have clear potential for and commitment to, excellence in supervision of Masters and PhD students. You will be expected to contribute to School, College, and University activities. Additionally, you will be a collegial and collaborative individual, with the interest and ability to work with researchers, students and practitioners from a diverse range of backgrounds. Members of underrepresented groups in GIS research, such as women, Maori and Pacific peoples, and other minorities, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Who You Will Work With

The School of Earth and Environment is a new entity formed in late 2019. It brings together all the Earth and Environmental units at the University of Canterbury to take advantage of the opportunities for high impact research and teaching in our unique environmental setting of South Island, New Zealand; the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.

The School of Earth and Environment is a dynamic, vibrant, friendly, interdisciplinary group of over 40 academics with numerous research associates and a strong graduate student body. Within the School of Earth and Environment, we tackle a range of geospatial research questions across all our disciplinary areas. The traditional core of GIS sits within Geography, but GIS expertise is also present in Gateway Antarctica, the Waterways Centre and other parts of the School. The University of Canterbury has a strong commitment to GIS Science and related fields through the establishment of the Geospatial Research Institute in the College of Science and the Human Interface Technology Laboratory New Zealand (HIT Lab NZ) in the College of Engineering.

For more information about our School and team, please visit our website.

Why UC

The University of Canterbury is a globally top 250 research and teaching Institution with a strong commitment to scholarship. We are proud of our graduates who espouse our vision of “People Prepared to Make a Difference”. You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a world-class academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

For information about the range of fantastic benefits that UC offers including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions, please visit us:http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

The University of Canterbury is an Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) employer and we encourage diversity in our staffing profile. The University of Canterbury actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi – Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 19th January 2020 (Midnight NZ time)

Apply

Applications for this position should be submitted online and include:

  • a ‘cover letter’, including a 2-3 page statement outlining the applicant’s research interests and goals, teaching philosophy, and their thoughts on how to develop a successful Geospatial Science team at UC, and
  • a ‘curriculum vitae’ which includes a list of relevant research publications and the contact details of three referees.

We are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to WorkatUC@canterbury.ac.nz

For further information specifically about the role, please contact Acting Head of School, Associate Professor Catherine Reid, catherine.reid@canterbury.ac.nz

Tenure track Faculty Position in Remote Sensing and Geospatial Image Processing at the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center, University of Wyoming


Tenure track Faculty Position in Remote Sensing and Geospatial Image Processing at the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center, University of Wyoming.

To apply and for more details, visit:

https://uwyo.taleo.net/careersection/00_ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=19004679&lang=en

The Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) at the University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in remote sensing and geospatial image processing with an anticipated start date of August 2020. The successful candidate will contribute to proposed new undergraduate and graduate programs in geospatial information science and technology (GIS&T) and to a growing multidisciplinary research program in the geospatial sciences at WyGISC.

Responsibilities will include a 50% teaching expectation (two courses per semester average) in remote sensing and UAS. The candidate will also be expected to develop an internationally recognized research program in remote sensing, UAS, and digital image processing at WyGISC and in collaboration with other faculty across campus and with colleagues nationally and internationally.

Only applicants with a PhD (or soon to be awarded) in an appropriate field at the time of application will be considered. 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.

This is a full-time 9-month tenure-track position. The successful candidate’s appointment will be at UW’s beautiful Laramie campus 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 is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please www.uwyo.edu/diversity.  We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Assistant Faculty Position in Data Science -seeking spatial data science expertise


Assistant Professor in Computer Science (Data Science)

Statement of the Job:

The University of Maine School of Computing and Information Science seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2020. Our primary target focus is the broad area of data science including spatial data science (machine learning, data mining, data analytics, graph analysis, data visualization), but we will consider exceptionally qualified candidates in any data science related area. This position is part of a cluster hire around an EPSCoR research grant on environmental DNA. The candidate is expected to participate in interdisciplinary collaborations with faculty in ecology, bioinformatics, marine science, and others in large scale analysis of spatially and temporally distributed sequence data. The candidate will also participate in the EPSCOR research program, develop and teach courses in Data Science and other areas of expertise, advise and mentor students, and contribute service to the School, College, and University. The position is expected to become joint with the planned Maine Center for Genetics in the Environment at the University of Maine.

— 
Dr. Kate Beard
School of Computing and Information Science
Spatial Informatics
University of Maine

PhD Position – TU Vienna – SpatialHCI Lab


The Geoinformation Group at TU Vienna in Austria is looking for a PhD Student, starting the earliest possible.

We welcome applications from students that are enthusiastic about working in the area of Human-Computer Interaction and Geographic Information Science. During this 4 years position, the main focus will be on spatial interaction modalities and human activity recognition using a variety of sensors. The research is expected to lead to publications and a PhD dissertation for the student.

Qualifications and Skills

The ideal candidate must have an academic degree (Master Degree or equivalent) in a relevant field (e.g., Geographic Information Science, Computer Science, Media Informatics, Information Science), as well as strong research interests in Geographic Information Science and Human-Computer Interaction.

Good programming skills (e.g., C#, Python) and analytical thinking are required. Experience in Machine Learning and Empirical Research is highly desirable. Experience with one or more of the following is a plus: AR/VR, Unity, Eye Tracking. Furthermore, the candidate must have good communication skills in English (oral and written) and be a team player.

Contract information

·       4 years position not tied to a project

·       30h/week employment

·       Minimum 2.148,38 Euro gross (14 x per year)

Application Documents

·       Motivation letter

·       A Curriculum Vitae

·       A copy of education degrees: e.g. bachelor degree, master degree, etc.

·       Course transcripts, GPA (grade point average)

·       Reference letters are welcome

Application Deadline: 7. January

Please send your application documents (one file) to barbara.triebl-kraus@tuwien.ac.at

If you have any questions, you can write to geoinfo@geo.tuwien.ac.at

Web: geoinfo.geo.tuwien.ac.at

Twitter: geoinfo_tuv

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