Assistant Professor, GIScience

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor, GIScience
Posting Number F1800016
Employer State
Appointment Term Term
Position Type UUP Faculty

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

The Department of Geography at the University at Buffalo is seeking outstanding applicants for a tenure-track faculty position (Assistant Professor) in Geographic Information Sciences (GIScience). The department is seeking highly qualified candidates who demonstrate, or show promise of establishing, a strong analytical research program in GIScience, which may include such topics as spatial data science, spatiotemporal data analytics, deep learning, and remote sensing. A competitive startup package will be provided to the successful candidate.

The University at Buffalo (UB) is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. The Department of Geography is a nationally-ranked unit noted for significant advances in Earth systems science, economic geography, geospatial analysis and modeling, GIScience, health geography, and remote sensing. The successful candidate will join a world-class group of educators and researchers that was recently designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the United States Geological Survey. It is also home to the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, which provides leadership in GIScience research across multiple disciplines.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or other doctorate degree) and a scholarly publication record. The successful candidate will be expected to successfully secure external funds for research and to participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching, consistent with the tenured ranks at AAU institutions.

To apply, electronically submit a curriculum vitae, description of current and future research interests (three pages maximum), copies of published work (no more than three), and contact information for three referees to: https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/. The position will remain open until filled, but preference will be given to applications received by March 15, 2018. Please consult our website (https://www.buffalo.edu/cas/geography.html) for information about UB, our department, and our community. UB is an AA/EOE and welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Geography or a related discipline with excellence in GIScience is required at the time of hiring. Candidates should also have a scholarly publication record.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
FTE 1.00
Campus North Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must submit a cv, cover letter, and contact information for references. You must also attach a description of current and future research interests (3 pages max) and up to 3 reprints of published work.

All application materials should be submitted via UB Jobs. Application materials submitted directly to the posting contact will not be acknowledged and cannot be considered.

Preference will be given to applications received by March 15, 2018.

Additional Information

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Contact Information

Contact's Name Diane Holfelner
Contact's Title Assistant to the Chair
Contact's Email dh99@buffalo.edu
Contact's Phone 716-645-0472

Posting Dates

Posted 02/07/2018
Deadline for Applicants Open Until Filled
Date to be filled 08/23/2018

Reference Letters

Number of Reference Letters Required
Reference Cutoff Date
Instructions to Applicant

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for References
  4. Current and Future Research Interests
  5. Publication
Optional Documents
  1. Publication 2
  2. Publication 3