Post‐Doctoral Associate in Geospatial Science
Arkansas Forest Resources Center
University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture
POSITION: The Arkansas Forest Resources Center, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, is seeking to fill a Post‐Doctoral Associate position to support faculty
research in geospatial science. This position is a 12‐month, one year appointment with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and funding availability.
LOCATION: The Arkansas Forest Resources Center is headquartered at the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus in partnership with the School of Forestry & Natural Resources.
The Arkansas Forest Resources Center, a University of Arkansas Center of Excellence, has the mission of developing and delivering superior programs in research and extension that enhance and ensure the sustainability of forest‐based natural resources. Research
is administered through the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will join the geospatial lab, and may choose to contribute to at least one of the following projects: 1) fine‐resolution land cover
change monitoring and future landscape scenario simulation; 2) assessing the carbon emission changes associated with forest disturbances based on optical / Lidar and inventory data. The successful candidate will take responsibility for conducting research,
writing research proposal, analyzing data, and guiding undergraduate students. The successful candidate is expected to publish and present work in high profile journals and conferences.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in one or more relevant fields, such as remote sensing, GIS, landscape ecology, agriculture / environmental sciences. Successful
candidates should have experience in large‐scale remote sensing mapping, GIS and geospatial analytics / modeling. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in Google Earth Engine, large data processing and parallel computing. The applicant must
demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills and solid programming background. A record of peer‐reviewed publications and relevant conference presentations is essential. Applicants should be able to work independently and also as a member of
team. The position is available as early as February 2016.
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications. Excellent benefits.
APPLICATION: Please visit
to apply for this position, # NCA49P. You must electronically submit your cover letter describing your research experience and interests, resume, a copy of your academic transcripts, abstract pages for selected presentations, and contact information
for 3 references. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position in filled.
CONTACT: For application questions, please contact Rhonda Parris at