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Job ID: 107533

Assistant Professor, GIScience
University at Buffalo

Date Posted Jun. 6, 2018
Title Assistant Professor, GIScience
University University at Buffalo
Department Geography
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Buffalo, NY
    United States
  • Assistant Professor
  • Geography

Position Summary
The Department of Geography at the University at Buffalo is seeking outstanding applicants for a tenure-track faculty position (Assistant Professor) in Geographic Information Sciences (GIScience). The department is seeking highly qualified candidates who demonstrate, or show promise of establishing, a strong analytical research program in GIScience, which may include such topics as spatial data science, spatiotemporal data analytics, deep learning, and remote sensing. A competitive startup package will be provided to the successful candidate.

The University at Buffalo (UB) is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. The Department of Geography is a nationally-ranked unit noted for significant advances in Earth systems science, economic geography, geospatial analysis and modeling, GIScience, health geography, and remote sensing. The successful candidate will join a world-class group of educators and researchers that was recently designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the United States Geological Survey. It is also home to the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, which provides leadership in GIScience research across multiple disciplines.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or other doctorate degree) and a scholarly publication record. The successful candidate will be expected to successfully secure external funds for research and to participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching, consistent with the tenured ranks at AAU institutions.

To apply, electronically submit a curriculum vitae, description of current and future research interests (three pages maximum), copies of published work (no more than three), and contact information for three referees to: The position will remain open until filled, but preference will be given to applications received by March 15, 2018. Please consult our website ( for information about UB, our department, and our community. UB is an AA/EOE and welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications
A Ph.D. in Geography or a related discipline with excellence in GIScience is required at the time of hiring. Candidates should also have a scholarly publication record.

Contact Information

Contact’s Name Diane Holfelner
Contact’s Title Assistant to the Chair
Contact’s Email
Contact’s Phone 716-645-0472

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