Tenure-Track Position: Assistant Professor in Geographic Data Analytics at San Diego State University
The Department of Geography at San Diego State University (SDSU) is inviting applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of geographic data analytics, with exceptional candidates considered at Associate Professor rank. Suitable applicants for this position are engaged in the development of computation-intensive data analytics methods, with applications across the spectrum of geographic science, supported by practical expertise in cognate areas, such as geocomputation, ontology engineering, large databases, cloud computing, mobile GIS, or cognitive science. This position is rooted in SDSU's new research cluster initiative in the area of Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age (http://humandynamics.sdsu.edu/), which springs from the convergence of new developments in spatial science, mobile technology, social web, and big data. It aims to foster transdisciplinary research collaborations to understand dynamic patterns, relationships, narrative, and changes in human activities and behavior across space and time (e.g., health, migration, economic development, land use). The holder of this position will be eager to creatively engage with the heterogeneous data sources and analytical approaches of diverse disciplines, especially within the cluster of excellence. The person appointed will be expected to collaborate with faculty members in developing the cluster's research agenda and pursuing external funding opportunities existing in this area. Candidates must have strong communication skills and teaching interests that complement and strengthen current curricular offerings of the Department in the area of geographic information science, bringing to the classroom expertise in hands-on computer programming, data engineering, and analytics. Among the expectations is the development of a new undergraduate class in computer programming aimed at geography majors.
Review of applications will begin November 01, 2013. A Ph.D. should be in-hand at the start of the appointment. Applicants should submit: (1) an application letter describing how they would contribute to the department's research and teaching program and the cluster of excellence; (2) a complete curriculum vitae; (3) up to 4 digital reprints of relevant publications; and (4) names and contact information of three references.
Requests for additional information and/or letters of application should be directed to Dr. Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Search Committee Chair, Department of Geography, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-4493. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (619) 5940205. Fax: (619) 5944938.
San Diego State University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status. The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.