Associate Professor: Geographic Information (USA) ~

18 de octubre de 2012

Associate Professor: Geographic Information (USA)

Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence
South Dakota State University

South Dakota State University invites applications for a tenure-track Associate Professor.  The Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence (GIScCE) seeks a person with research experience and teaching interests focused on remote sensing science and applications that enable understanding of the rates, causes, and consequences of land cover land use change.  This 12-month position is funded by state funds and carries a workload of 80% research, 10% teaching, and 10% service.  The successful candidate will be expected to secure externally funded research grants, recruit, and mentor Ph.D. students and post-doctoral researchers, deliver one graduate course per year in the Geospatial Science and Engineering Ph.D. program, and undertake service to international and/or national research organizations and to the research and university communities.  The successful candidate will hold academic rank in the Department of Geography.
Required Qualifications:

*         Earned Ph.D. in appropriate field with a background in Remote Sensing.

*         Minimum five years' experience conducting externally funded research.

*         Scholarly activity, including collaborative research and peer-reviewed publications as first author.

*         Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with research colleagues, students, and non-specialists.

Desired Qualifications:

*         Diverse portfolio of externally funded research grants.

*         Demonstrated experience mentoring graduate students and/or staff in research activities.

*         Demonstrated leadership in professional service activities.

*         Commitment to principles of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity.

Salary: Nationally competitive and commensurate with experience.
The Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence (GIScCE) is a collaboration between South Dakota State University and the nearby United States Geological Survey (USGS) Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) that includes both university faculty and USGS researchers (  The GIScCE mission is to apply geographic information science capabilities, especially remote sensing, to advance the scientific understanding of the Earth System and, in particular, the characteristics and consequences of a changing global landscape.  The GIScCE is a friendly research environment that has excellent research infrastructure and computing support:  (

South Dakota State University is a land grant institution and the state's largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students.  The University is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately 22,000 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29.  The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance.  It is 50 miles north of the Sioux Falls metropolitan area, which has a population of 230,000.  South Dakota has a continental climate and four distinct seasons, ranging from cold winters to hot summers.  In 2011, the CNBC ranked South Dakota as the state with the 5th highest quality of life based on several factors, including local attractions, the crime rate, health care, as well as air and water quality.

Application Deadline:  Screening will begin December 21, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.
Application Process: For questions concerning this position, please contact Dr. David Roy, Search Chair via email  SDSU accepts applications only through an on-line employment site.  To apply, visit: and click on "apply for this posting".  The system will guide you through the electronic application form.  The employment site will also require the attachment of your curriculum vitae, cover letter and research statement, and the names and contact information for three professional references.  Any offer is contingent on the university's verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.  Please contact SDSU Human Resources at  (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.

Geoffrey M. Henebry, Ph.D., C.S.E.
Professor of Natural Resource Management
Co-Director & Senior Research Scientist
Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence (GIScCE)
South Dakota State University
1021 Medary Ave., Wecota Hall 506B
Brookings, SD 57007-3510, USA
voice:  1-605-688-5351 (-5227 FAX)

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