The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor to join the Geography program with a focus on Critical Cartography.
CEOAS is an internationally recognized leader in the study of the Earth as an integrated system with more than 100 faculty, 150 graduate students and 800 undergraduate students. Graduate programs include Master’s and PhD degrees in Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Geology; and Geography; and a Master’s degree in Marine Resource Management. The College has undergraduate programs in Geology, Geography and Geospatial Science, Ocean Science, Climate Science, and Environmental Sciences, with several minors and certificate programs, and works closely with OSU's extension programs.
We seek a colleague who will develop and maintain a vigorous, externally-funded research program in the critical analysis of spatial data representation. The successful applicant will show scholarship in applying theoretical principles of critical cartography to examine how maps and geovisualization relate to social, environmental, or climate justice. They will advance cutting-edge quantitative, qualitative, and/or algorithmic approaches to cartography and geovisualization, helping unite the Geography research themes of geospatial modelling and analysis with global change, risk, and resilience. For example, their research could examine how approaches to mapping risks of natural hazards differentially affect vulnerable human communities and their capacity for resilience and adaptation. Other examples include examining how geographic representation of natural hazards affects insurance payouts, development plans, land valuation, and migration trends; how the collection, management, analysis and visualization of Big Data are influenced by systems of power; or how geographical representation of data may be mobilized to provide maps and narratives counter to systems of power. We envision a colleague keen to collaborate across disciplines within our Earth-, Ocean-, Atmospheric- and Climate-science focused college.
The successful applicant will be a member of the Geography program in CEOAS and will be expected to teach both on-campus and online at all levels in our undergraduate and graduate curriculum, and to advise and mentor undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars. The successful applicant will teach classes related to cartography and geovisualization, and will be integral to developing the future of cartographic instruction throughout our curriculum. We envision a colleague who can inspire and empower the next generation of scholars to think creatively and critically about the impacts of geospatial data collection, analysis, and representation on the communities and landscapes depicted on a map.
The position will help maintain CEOAS as a central player within OSU's geospatial science community, and position CEOAS for addressing critical issues related to anticipated human and Earth system changes at local to global levels. The critical importance of Earth systems research at OSU is recognized through OSU's Strategic Plan.
OSU maintains an institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and community, and seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment.
For academic-track positions, it is CEOAS policy to confer indefinite tenure when promoted to Associate Professor, with indefinite tenure granted on either a 9-month, 1.0 FTE or 12-month, 0.75 FTE appointment basis. In either case, there is an expectation that the successful candidate will secure funding to support research and augment the university-provided salary.
Typically requires PhD or terminal degree (Masters for some Extension positions and MLS for Library positions), demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom Extension, or other setting, and develop a research program in the academic discipline/unit.
Ph.D. in geography, cartography, geospatial science, data science, or other related discipline by the start of employment.
A demonstrated commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.
A strong potential for success demonstrated by a record of scholarship and products that revolve around the critical analysis of spatial data representation. These may include elements of critical cartography, geovisualization, interactive web mapping, data visualization, Big Data analytics, participatory mapping, critical theory, and cartographic design and theory.
A clearly defined research agenda focused on the critical analysis of spatial data representation.
Demonstrated ability or significant potential for teaching excellence and commitment to student success that benefits the graduate and undergraduate programs of CEOAS.
Demonstrated ability or significant potential for establishing a research program supported by extramural funding.
Demonstrated ability or significant potential for mentoring undergraduate students, graduate students, and/or post-doctoral scholars.
Proficiency in oral and written English.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
This position may require working in the field and/or laboratory. Activities outside a typical office/classroom are at the discretion of the successful candidate and will be determined based on advancement of their own research agenda.Field work may require working in rough terrain, inclement weather, and strenuous environments and conditions. The ability to travel as needed to advance research program may be required.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with training, education, and experience
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