[ECOLOG-L] UC Merced Assistant Professorship (Tenure Track) in Geospatial Modeling and Remote Sensing

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please help me spread the word about this hire in Geospatial Analysis and
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The University of California,
Merced is a dynamic new university campus in Merced, California. The University
opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California
and the first American research university in the 21st century. In keeping with
the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service
of the highest quality, UC Merced offers research-centered and student-oriented
educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels
through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social

The School of Engineering is
proud of its faculty’s accomplishments and our rapid growth. Over the past five
years, undergraduate and graduate enrollments have grown by 65 percent. The
School currently has 49 faculty members, 1,400 undergraduates, and over 140
graduate students. The campus opened a new Science and Engineering Building in
2014 and will begin to undertake a massive building program that will more than
double the campus building areas beginning in 2017.

UC Merced invites applications
for a full-time (9 month), tenure-track faculty position in Geospatial Analysis
and Remote Sensing at the Assistant Professor rank. We seek scholars who can
contribute to the interdisciplinary research environment at UC Merced. We are
particularly interested in individuals with interests and expertise in
geospatial analysis, geographic information science, and/or remote sensing as
it applies to problems in environmental engineering, environmental
sustainability, and/or food-energy-water nexus. Exceptional candidates in other
innovative and relevant application areas, such as geomatics, modern
photogrammetry, and/or spatial data infrastructure, are also encouraged to
apply, but the expectation is that the candidate will teach geospatial analysis
and modeling, and remote sensing at the undergraduate and graduate level within
an environmental engineering curriculum. Competitive candidates will have
interest in identifying with existing programs, particularly interdisciplinary
programs in sustainability-related areas, not limited to the Environmental
Systems Graduate Group (http://es.ucmerced.edu), the Sierra Nevada
Research Institute (http://ift.tt/2cIkVUK), UC Water (http://ucwater.org/)
and/or UC Solar (http://ift.tt/2cVPtWi).

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in one of
the academic fields of civil and/or environmental engineering, environmental
science, environmental remote sensing, GIScience, geoinformatics, geography or
a closely related field, are required. Demonstrated or strong potential for
excellence in scholarship, demonstrated or strong potential for excellence in
teaching of diverse populations is also required. Postdoctoral or teaching
experience is preferred. Appointments will be effective July, 2017, or later.

Deadline: Positions are open
until filled; consideration of applications will begin on December 1, 2016.
Applications must be submitted via the website, and must include (1) a cover
letter stating area of interest, (2) curriculum vitae (3) research statement,
(4) teaching statement, (5) diversity statement, and (6) names of five
references with contact information, including mailing address, phone number,
and email address. Letters of reference are not required at this time. Once the
search committee has determined the short list of candidates, the search committee
chair will request letters of recommendation at that time.

The University of California,
Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong
institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty,
staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.
Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary


Open September 16th, 2016 through June 30th,
2017. Review of applicants begins December 1st, 2016.


Merced, CA



Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.

Cover Letter

Statement of Research

Statement of Teaching

Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Statement addressing
past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching,
and/or service.


5 references required (contact information only)

For questions, please contact search chair,
Prof. Josh Viers at jviers@ucmerced.edu

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