The Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland (College Park) invites applications for up to three positions at the tenure-track rank of Assistant Professor or the tenured rank of Associate Professor in the area of Remote Sensing with knowledge in some aspect of Earth System Science. These positions are part of a new Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing which will strengthen our reputation in this area of interdisciplinary research. These positions will have their tenure home in Geographical Sciences and are expected to start in August 2018, or earlier if the candidate(s) are available. Salary and benefits are highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. A Ph.D. degree in Geography, Remote Sensing, or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment. We are seeking candidates with a track record of publications, awarded grants, and teaching experience appropriate to rank.
Successful candidates are expected to conduct research at the leading edge of Remote Sensing and have experience in the application of the technology to Earth System Science or an area of societal benefit. We especially encourage applications from candidates with a background in SAR and POLInSAR remote sensing, Hyperspectral remote sensing, Big Data/Deep Learning, or remote sensing and information science, although all backgrounds will be considered. Example areas of interest in Earth System Science include: Coastal Zone Systems, Terrestrial Ecology, Hydrology, and Land Use Change, among others. Example areas of Societal Benefit include: Natural Hazards, Agriculture, and Water Resources, among others. The candidate(s) should be capable of teaching in our Remote Sensing and Earth System Science programs.
The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus of the University of Maryland System and is ideally situated in close proximity to Washington, D. C. The Department has strong collaborations with scientists at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The Department of Geographical Sciences is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.
Applications should include a cover letter, a personal statement on background and experience relevant to the position, including research, teaching, and service activities (uploaded as the required vision statement), a signed and dated Curriculum Vitae, electronic reprints of selected peer-reviewed publications (uploaded as Supplemental Document 1, 2 and 3), and provide the names, addresses, and email addresses of three references.
For best consideration, applications should be submitted by March 12, 2018 but the search will continue until suitable candidate(s) are appointed. Further information on academic and research programs of the Department http://www.geog.umd.edu.
Questions regarding this position can be directed to Search Chair, Professor Matthew Hansen at [email protected]
Applications from women and minorities
are particularly sought. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.