Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing/GIScience

McMaster University
Hamilton, ON, Canada
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The School of Geography and Earth Sciences (SGES) at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1st, 2019 in Remote Sensing/GIScience.

The successful candidate must have a PhD at the time of appointment in geography, earth sciences, environmental studies/sciences, or a related discipline. We are particularly interested in an individual with a strong background and research experience in Remote Sensing/GIScience applied to earth sciences, resources, water, climate, urban issues, or health. The candidate is expected to develop an externally-funded, vigorous research program and must have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision. The successful candidate will teach within the School’s GIScience stream of courses. SGES is home to one of eleven Esri Canada Centres of Excellence. 

McMaster University is a globally renowned institution of higher learning and a research community committed to advancing human and societal health and well-being. Our focus on collaboratively exchanging ideas and approaches makes us uniquely positioned to pioneer groundbreaking solutions to real-world problems leading to a Brighter World.  The Faculty of Science works to create global impact by advancing scientific discovery and knowledge, and promoting greater understanding. Our innovative, interdisciplinary approach generates new methods and insights, results, and lasting change.  The School of Geography & Earth Sciences has 23 full-time faculty members with expertise in a breadth of fields in geography, earth science, and environmental studies/science. As a multidisciplinary School, SGES welcomes a wide range of students interested in geography and environmental studies & science, earth sciences, and geographic information science.

McMaster University has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff that reflects the diversity of our student body. The successful candidate will be committed to inclusion and excellence and the Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching and/or service, to the diversity of the academic community. Women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons are strongly encouraged to apply. Gender diversity is being addressed at McMaster University through our policies and actions. One recent action in this area was the completion of a gender pay equity study and a resultant base salary adjustment applied to all female faculty members in July 2015.

Faculty members at McMaster University enjoy numerous personal and professional benefits. University employees are offered an excellent benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, extended health care benefits, dental care, group life, long term disability, worldwide travel assistance, and a retirement plan. Progressive policies are in place to assist faculty women and men who become parents or are needed to care for family members. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining their research interests, curriculum vitae, a brief teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy (maximum of two pages)as well as a one-page statement on equity and diversity.  Academic reference letters are required at the time of application; applicants should ask three (3) referees to send their letters of reference electronically to Ms Marge Geroux, School Administrator at geroux@mcmaster.ca.

Complete applications must be made online at www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers (Faculty Positions, Job ID 22194) to the attention of:

Dr. Greg Slater
Chair, Search Committee
School of Geography and Earth Sciences
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1

Review of complete applications will begin November 1st 2018, and continue until the position is filled. The effective date of appointment is expected to be July 1st, 2019, but negotiable. All applicants will receive an on-line confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements in their application package:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.