FYI — Post-doc in Mobility Information Engineering

Post-doc in Mobility Information Engineering

100%, Zurich, temporary

The Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation is looking for a highly motivated post-doctoral candidate in the area of Mobility Information Engineering at the Chair of Geoinformation Engineering (, starting at the earliest possible date.

Job description

The main objective of this Post-doc position is the development, implementation and testing of innovative computational methods for the analysis, simulation and forecasting of human mobility based on spatio-temporal data. The Post-doc will be leading the Mobility Information Engineering Lab (, engage in multi-disciplinary research within the context of the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research – Efficient Technologies and Systems for Mobility (SCCER Mobility) and related projects, and contribute to the teaching activities at the Chair of Geoinformation Engineering. The Post-doc position will be supervised by Prof. Dr. Martin Raubal (Chair of Geoinformation Engineering).

Your profile

The ideal candidate must have a doctoral degree in Geomatics, Computer Science, Information Science, Data Science or related fields, as well as a strong research interest in sustainable mobility. Strong quantitative and analytical skills, as well as knowledge of methods in spatial analysis and machine learning, and strong programming skills (e.g., Java, Python or C++) are required. Knowledge of GIS and spatial databases is a plus. The candidate must have excellent communication skills in English (oral and writing), be team-oriented and willing to work in an international environment. We explicitly encourage female candidates to apply.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.


We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents: application letter, CV, short statement of research interests, full academic records, such as Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees, and names and addresses of at least two references. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further information about the position, please contact Prof. Dr. Martin Raubal at (no applications).

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.

Next review date: Friday, Feb 21, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time). To apply please visit:

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.

— Krzysztof Janowicz

Geography Department, University of California, Santa Barbara 4830 Ellison Hall, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4060

Email: Webpage: Semantic Web Journal:

Postdoctoral Scholar in Geographic Visualization and Spatial Cognition

Applications are still accepted for a postdoctoral scholar position in Geographic Visualization and Spatial Cognition at the UCSB Department of Geography.
The postdoc 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 scholar 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. 
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, MOVE@UCSB advances Spatial Data Science methodologies for movement data analytics, knowledge discovery, deep learning, modeling, agent-based simulation, and visualization. For more information about MOVE@UCSB please see

Qualifications: Applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Geography, GIScience, Computer Science, Cartography, Psychology or other related disciplines, except the dissertation at the time of application. Applicants should have a background in cartography or data visualization.
Preferred Qualifications:

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

To apply, please visit
Please be prepared to include a Cover Letter, your most recent Curriculum Vitae and three references. 

Somayeh Dodge
Assistant Professor
Department of Geography

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):

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
The Netherlands

+31 30 253 2966

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.


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 .  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 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)
• 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 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

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

  • 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 ( Full details at

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
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)