Job Description:The Department of Geography, Planning and Environment at East Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Geographic Information Science (GIS) to begin August 13, 2018. We seek a GIS scholar who applies geospatial theory and innovative methods and technologies to advance a vibrant, externally-funded research program that complements the department's existing strengths. The successful candidate will exhibit excellence in teaching and provide leadership in the expansion of the department's undergraduate GIS curriculum and in the development of a newly established Professional Science Master's Program. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in GIS and the candidate's area of specialty, as well as advising of undergraduate and graduate students. The faculty member is expected to play a key role in growing the Department's BS degree in Geographic Information Science and Technology, and in enhancing the profile of GIS within the Department's graduate programs. The Department of Geography, Planning and Environment (www.ecu.edu/geog/) is a diverse, research-active, and collegial unit that houses five undergraduate degree programs, and offers the MS in Geography. The Department has a strong commitment to inter-disciplinary research, and we expect the candidate to take advantage of opportunities for collaboration with other academic units on the ECU Campus. East Carolina University (www.ecu.edu) is a member of the 17-campus University of North Carolina System and is classified as a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University, and enrolls around 29,000 students, with over 5,000 pursuing graduate and professional degrees. ECU is located in Greenville, NC (pop. 90,000), which lies about 80 miles east of Raleigh and a short distance to the Atlantic coast.
Miniumum Qualifications: Candidates with Ph.D. conferred at the time of initial appointment will hold the probationary rank of Assistant Professor. ABD candidates also will be initially appointed with the probationary term rank of Assistant Professor and must have the terminal degree conferred prior to your first reappointment. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions Preferred Education and Experience: A range of GIS specializations will be considered, but we particularly welcome candidates with proven expertise in some combination of the following: programming, spatial statistics, modeling of complex systems, geospatial data mining, and/or big data analytics. These skills might be used in the context of one or more of the following: 4D GIS, GIS Cyberinfrastructure, the Internet of Things, cloud analytics, social media, web-based GIS, full-motion video analysis, or augmented reality. Special Instructions to the Applicant: To apply: Applications must be submitted online at www.jobs.ecu.edu, and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research direction, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information for three current references. An official transcript and three hard copy original letters of reference are required upon employment. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Burrell Montz, Search Committee Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Qualifications
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