University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science
Faculty Position in Remote Sensing
The Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science (GGIS) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time (9 month), tenured Associate Professor or tenure-track Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing with interests in methodology, data analytics, and domain applications of remote sensing. Priority will be given to applicants whose research programs complement or align with one or more current departmental and school research strengths (seewww.geog.illinois.edu and http://www.earth.illinois.edu). These include: cyberGIS, geospatial data science, human-environment interaction, sustainable development, health, urban and economic development, river and watershed dynamics, transportation, land use/land cover change, and natural hazards. The position involves teaching courses on remote sensing and contributing to the department’s core curriculum in GIScience.
The Department of Geography & GIScience at Illinois offers an extraordinary environment for remote sensing and GIScience research and education. The department is part of the School of Earth, Society & Environment (SESE) which includes three departments (Geography and GIS; Geology; and Atmospheric Sciences) and supports a multidisciplinary program in environmental studies. SESE hosts its own high-performance computing cluster and will be moving into newly renovated facilities this year. Excellent opportunities exist for interdisciplinary research across campus and to engage in programs of the CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies (www.cybergis.illinois.edu) and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (www.ncsa.illinois.edu).
Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to establish and maintain an active, independent, and externally funded research program. A Ph.D. in Geography or a related field is required at the time of appointment. Applicants at the assistant professor level must have a promising research agenda and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Applicants at the associate professor level must have an excellent record in research, teaching and service. The target starting date is August 16, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with rank and qualifications. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
To apply, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and submit application materials: Letter of application, curriculum vitae, up to 3 representative publications, statements of teaching and research interests, and contact information for three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically upon the submission of the application. Applicants are highly encouraged to submit applications early to ensure that referees have enough time to submit letters of recommendation.
To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by October 21, 2016. Letters of reference should be received by October 28, 2016. Inquiries about the position are encouraged to contact the Remote Sensing Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).