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Assistant Professor in Geographical Information Sciences
University of Maryland, College Park

  • Aug. 31, 2017
  • Assistant Professor in Geographical Information Sciences
  • Geographical Sciences
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    College Park, MD
    United States
  • Nov. 15, 2017
  • August 2018
  • Assistant Professor
  • Geography
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The Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland (College Park) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Geographic Information Science. This position is part of the Center for Geospatial Information Science (CGIS) (see for more information). This position will have its tenure home in Geographical Sciences and is expected to start on or about August 2018. Salary and benefits are highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. A Ph.D. degree in Geography, Geoinformatics, or a related discipline is required by the time of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral experience. Candidates should demonstrate commitment to excellence in research and teaching, and show promise for gaining external funding.

The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus of the University of Maryland System and is ideally situated in close proximity to Washington, D. C., Baltimore, and Maryland’s 270 Technology Corridor. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

We are seeking an outstanding candidate who will expand the breadth in our research and teaching and enhance our national and international reputation in Geographic Information Science (GIScience). Candidates are expected to have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including working with students and groups from under-represented backgrounds. Successful candidates are expected to conduct research at the leading edge of GIScience, and be able to work in interdisciplinary teams that address significant real-world problems. We especially encourage applications from candidates with a background in geospatial data analysis, and spatial statistics, geospatial programming, spatial data modeling, geospatial visualization and analytics, and big geospatial computing, among others. Possible applied GIS research areas include: natural hazards, urban dynamics, global environmental change; food-energy-water applications; and geospatial intelligence and security among other topics associated with the application of GIScience to societal and environmental issues from local to global scales.

Applications should include a cover letter, a personal statement on background and experience relevant to the position, including research, teaching, and service activities, a signed and dated Curriculum Vitae, reprints of selected peer-reviewed publications, and provide the names, addresses, and email addresses of three references. The Department of Geographical Sciences is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

For best consideration applications should be submitted no later than November 15, 2017 but the search will continue until a suitable candidate is appointed. Further information on this position and on academic and research programs of the Department and CGIS can be found at Questions regarding this position can be directed to Search Chair, Professor Kathleen Stewart,

To Apply: Applications from women and minorities are particularly sought. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

  • The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affrmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affrmative action; all qualifed applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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  • Liz Smith
    Geographical Sciences
    University of Maryland, College Park
    2181 LeFrak Hall
    College Park, MD 20742
  • 301-405-4051
  • 301-314-9299


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