Project description: The Department of Geography and Environmental Systems at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) seeks to hire a postdoctoral scholar as part of collaboration between UMBC (Dr. Matthew Baker) and the Chesapeake Conservancy’s Conservation Innovation Center. UMBC/CIC have been awarded a cooperative agreement from the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) to produce high-resolution maps of stream channels and ditches within the Chesapeake Bay watershed from LiDAR data sources. The successful candidate will support implementation and refinement of previously developed automated mapping approaches, work with a team of collaborators to analyze existing validation data from across the watershed, support parallel processing, and iterative refinements. Candidates will be encouraged to pursue new research questions with the resulting data. The project is part of a larger effort to produce extremely precise environmental information in support of the CBP water quality goals.
Qualifications: At a minimum, candidates will hold a PhD within six months of appointment in Geomorphology, Geography, Water Resources, Environmental Science or related field, with research interests in terrain analysis , the morphology of stream channels, stream flow, and expertise or experience with digital mapping techniques and data analysis. Requirements include demonstrated ability with GIS software including, but not limited to, ArcGIS and GRASS; programming with Python, R, or similar language. Preference will be given to candidates with experience with high-performance computing, model performance evaluation, or database management, ability/experience mentoring students, a record of excellent scientific writing, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Application: should be submitted at: http://apply.interfolio.com/85055 and should include: • cover letter with description of qualifications and experiences • up to three reprints of research publications • a statement of commitment to diversity and inclusiveness in research and mentorship • Curriculum vitae • names and contact information of three references
Screening of Applications Begins:
Review of application materials will begin April 6, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
UMBC, an honors university serving more than 11,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students, is one of two public universities in Maryland to achieve the “doctoral/research university-extensive” Carnegie classification. Located just outside Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington, DC, the campus is growing rapidly under dynamic leadership.
Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We will advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds. The successful candidate will join a department with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence, and will be expected to contribute actively to these efforts (https://diversity.umbc.edu/).
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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