Academic Coordinator III Position
This is a unique academic position within the University of California that allows for intellectual
growth, interaction with multiple scientists and academics, and the development of impactful
data driven solutions to California’s agricultural and natural resource challenges.
The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR),
Informatics and Geographic Information Systems (IGIS) Program is seeking a Statewide
Program Coordinator for both local and statewide program development and delivery. The
IGIS Statewide Program seeks to provide innovation, technology, training, and data support
for UC ANR’s research and extension mission through the collection, analysis and
visualization of geospatial data. We are interested in developing and delivering data-driven
tools, research results, and training to support UC ANR Strategic Initiatives: Endemic and
invasive pests and diseases, Healthy families and communities, Sustainable food systems,
Sustainable natural ecosystems, and Water quality, quantity and security.
The program coordinator will help fulfill the goals of the IGIS Program by facilitating the
delivery of research, training, and data support to the UC ANR network. We are looking for a
highly specialized academic who will provide vision and leadership on geospatial data
resources, analysis and visualization that will serve multiple scientific constituencies at the
state and national level. These data resources include: sensor networks, ecological datasets,
existing statewide research databases, web-based data frameworks such as APIs, open data
collections, and remote sensing collections.
If you have questions, you can email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: December 31, 2015
Minimum and Required Qualifications:
– A PhD Degree in Ecology, Geography, Agriculture, Statistics, or an appropriate related field
with experience in data science, geographic information sciences, remote sensing, or
ecological informatics is required.
– Experience synthesizing large ecological or socio-ecological datasets and using them in
complex local and statewide research projects is required.
– Experience developing and managing research projects including agriculture, ecology, or
climate change is required.
– Experience using GIS, remote sensing, and/or web programming software is required.
The ability to communicate and extend technical information in an understandable manner is
– Strong leadership, administration, financial, and management skills are required.
– Knowledge of human relations is required including the ability to work with people with a
diversity of views and values, to motivate people and adapt to changing situations.