Assistant Professor, Geographic Information Sciences (GIS)
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Location: Edwardsville, Indiana
Required Education: Doctorate/Professional
Higher Education Institution
Salary is commensurate with credentials, qualifications, and experience. SIUE offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, pension plan and vacation/sick leave.
Internal Number: FY22-049
The Department of Geography and Geographic Information Sciences invites applications for a continuing tenure-track (9 month) position at the level of Assistant Professor, specializing in Geographic Information Sciences (GIS). Additional geographic and scholarly specializations are open but should complement existing departmental strengths. The ideal candidate will have an active research focus in an applied field within geography, and strong technological skills relating to GIS. We are interested in candidates with advanced and emergent GIS techniques with an emphasis in geospatial data science. Our ideal candidate will have knowledge of machine learning, spatiotemporal analytics, and digital image processing. SIUE has a strong commitment to teaching and research through the teacher-scholar model, and the ideal candidate will demonstrate their potential to integrate the two, while also engaging in service to the department, the college, the university, and its surrounding communities. Teaching responsibilities are anticipated to include an introductory earth science or geography course, and advanced courses related to GIS as well as in the candidate's areas of geographic specialization. Duties also include undergraduate and graduate supervision.
SIUE has over 12,000 students located on a 2,660-acre campus in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The Department of Geography and GIS consists of thirteen faculty with 73 undergraduate majors and 27 Master's students. Faculty areas of expertise include biogeography, climatology, cultural geography, economic geography, geomorphology, hydrology, urban studies, GIS and remote sensing. The GeoMARC center is closely associated with the department and offers collaborative research opportunities. Candidates are encouraged to visit the department website http://www.siue.edu/artsandsciences/geography/ to learn more about the department.
Minimum Qualifications A Ph.D. in Geography or closely related field is required at the time of appointment, beginning August 16, 2022. ABD candidates may be considered.
Source of Funds State
Salary Salary is commensurate with credentials, qualifications, and experience. Terms of Appointment Continuing 9-month, full-time, tenure-track position beginning August 2022. Application Process To apply, submit a cover letter; statements of teaching and research interests; evidence of teaching effectiveness; statement that discusses experiences and competencies in supporting equity, inclusion, and diversity; curriculum vitae; contact information for three current references; and all academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). Application materials should be submitted as a single PDF to: Dr. Wendy Shaw, Chair Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Department of Geography and Geographic Information Sciences firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline All application materials must be received by January 1, 2022.
SIUE is a state university. Benefits under state-sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment. SIUE is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.
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A Ph.D. in Geography or closely related field is required at the time of appointment, beginning August 16, 2022. ABD candidates may be considered.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live.
Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottom land and only 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 13,000 individuals.
SIUE is is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, as well as more than 30 additional accrediting agencies. In January 2019, SIUE was reclassified by The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education to the newly created doctoral/professional universities category.
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