Assistant Professor (Geographic Information Science)

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University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Knoxville, TN, United States
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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Geography Department, Assistant Professor in Geographic Information Science

The Department of Geography at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks outstanding scholars to fill one tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level Geographic Information Science (GIScience) with an expected start date of August 1, 2019. We are seeking applicants who specialize in geospatial data science with a focus (or foci) on analytics & modeling (e.g., advanced spatial analysis, space-time analytics, data mining, spatial interaction, spatial modeling, etc.), and/or programming & development (e.g., algorithm design, application development, platform specific programming, advanced computing, etc.). We particularly welcome candidates who are able to complement and enhance departmental strengths in climate change, human-environment interaction, natural hazards, geospatial data science, social justice, and urban studies. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Geography or a related field at the time of appointment.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a strong research program in GIScience and their field of specialization (e.g., publication, externally funded research portfolio), teaching (e.g., bringing currency and creativity to the development of GIScience curriculum, mentoring graduate and undergraduate students), and services (e.g., outreach activities), advancing the candidate's scholarly profile, the mission of the Department of Geography, and the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

The Department of Geography consists of 16 full-time faculty, approximately 60 graduate students (MS and PhD), and 180 undergraduate majors in geography and sustainability, and is committed to maintaining research and teaching excellence in human geography, physical geography, and GIScience. The GIScience program contains a novel and effective public outreach arm and has built strong collaborations with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has three large GIScience teaching labs, and the Claxton Lab Facility. The department also participates in interdisciplinary degree programs in computational science, water resources, and environmental policy. To learn more about the department, visit:

Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae and a cover letter with separate statements on research and teaching philosophies, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent by the deadline. Electronic applications are required and all files must be emailed to Ms. Norma Galyon ( All inquiries should be directed to Dr. Shih-Lung Shaw, Search Committee Chair, Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0925 ( Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018, and will continue until filled, with position start dates of August 1, 2019.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status.