The University of Missouri (MU) Center for Geospatial Intelligence (CGI) is accepting applications for the position of Assistant, Associate, or Research Professor. The CGI, in collaboration with the MU Data Science and Analytics program, delivers a comprehensive Program of Study in Data Science (PSDS) to agencies within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC). In today's information-centric world, data are becoming increasingly important for the success of government endeavors as well as businesses. The PSDS curriculum covers the entire life-cycle from data ingestion and conditions at source through to intelligence, automation, and decision making products. The demand for data scientist skills within the U.S. DoD/IC has exploded in recent years and this growth is expected to continue into the foreseeable future.
The CGI conducts interdisciplinary research in wide variety of areas including, but not limited to: satellite, airborne, and ground-based remote sensing, high performance computing for geospatial data analytics, automated feature extraction, change detection, pattern recognition, machine learning, video processing and surveillance, human geography and modeling, and many others. Over the last 10 years, the CGI has managed grants and contracts totaling more than $30M from a diverse group of DoD/IC agencies including NGA, U.S. Army, AFRL, DARPA, and numerous defense companies that support these agencies. By leveraging multi-disciplinary research skills of its interdisciplinary faculty, the CGI is the leading academic research center in the U.S. focused on geospatial intelligence needs for defense, intelligence, and national security applications.
Accordingly, we invite applications from individuals with demonstrated experience in data science and analytics, as well as big data computational ecosystems. Applicants should have experience working in data-intensive computing environments. The successful applicant must have working knowledge of both Python and R and their use for data analytics and interfacing to big data ecosystems. Additional experience in data visualization, applied machine learning, statistical modeling, and data mining are highly preferred. The successful applicant will assist in the delivery of training courses to the government at various sites in the U.S. and possibly overseas, as well as assist in the development and refinement of Data Science and Analytics courses. Applications for non-tenure track positions are solicited at any rank, but with a preference for the Assistant / Associate Professor levels.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in data science, computer science, applied statistics, or a closely related field. Candidates should have a strong background in data science and analytics using computational tools and methods; and experience with big data computational ecosystems. Experience working on projects for the federal government is desired.
The successful candidate must be eligible for and willing to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance.
Applicants should submit a CV and a list of three to five professional references.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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