The Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences at Montana State University, Bozeman (http://landresources.montana.edu) is seeking applicants for a tenure track faculty position in remote sensing (45% research, 45% teaching, 10% service). We intend to hire a talented and enthusiastic individual who will: (1) provide leadership in the acquisition, analysis, characterization and application of remotely sensed imagery at multiple scales; (2) actively contribute to sustaining and enhancing the department’s research, teaching, and outreach programs related to remote sensing as applied to land resources and environmental sciences; and (3) contribute to the MSU Spatial Sciences Center and its mission to advance academic research and instructional programs and to participate in campus-wide synergistic collaboration.
Candidates should have outstanding research and teaching experience (or potential) and fundamental training in remote sensing and quantitative analysis as applied to a relevant agricultural/natural resources/environmental sciences field. Examples of potential research foci include ecosystem and landscape processes, environmental restoration, climate change, environmental biology, pest ecology and management, and sustainable and precision agricultural systems. The successful candidate will complement existing departmental strengths, and will be expected to develop a nationally competitive research program supported by extramural grant funds. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in remote sensing, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
Screening will begin 15 December 2019, and applications will be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established. Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting, and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment.
Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline.
Demonstrated advanced expertise in remote sensing approaches and technologies.
Demonstrated academic strengths in the integration and applications of remote sensing analyses within agricultural, environmental and natural resource sciences.
Publication record in peer-reviewed journals commensurate with time since terminal degree.
Demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate and/or graduate instruction and mentoring.
Experience with a diverse range of remotely-sensed data types, including fine-, moderate-, and coarse-scale imagery that employ both passive and active sensors.
Demonstrated or potential ability to secure extramural funding, independently and with interdisciplinary teams.
Interest in and ability to lead integrated cross-disciplinary remote sensing-based initiatives.
Ability to interact across academic disciplines and cultures, both within the university and with external constituents.
Ability to mentor a diverse student body, including women and minorities.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications
About Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences - Montana State University
The Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology at Montana State University-Bozeman has three missions: (i) science-based undergraduate, graduate, and Extension education, (ii) research/creative activity, and (iii) outreach/service. Departmental programs develop and promote an understanding of the biology of plants and associated microbes from the molecular to the population level, and of the processes and interactions involved in plant-based biological systems. These programs include the investigation of plant and fungal structure, function, genetics and adaptation; the development and dissemination of management principles relating to the control of plant diseases; the production of food, fiber and ornamental plants; and the efficacious and aesthetic use of plants in the environment. Primary emphasis is placed upon the study of crop and ornamental plants and plant pathogenic and other associated microbes of importance to the state, nation and world.