Columbia, MO
Apr 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description

Under the new leadership of Dean Elizabeth Loboa, the College of Engineering (CoE) at the University of Missouri (MU) is hiring approximately 20 new faculty in the area of Big Data analytics. A significant number of these will be joint positions between the CoE and other divisions/units on the MU campus. Accordingly, here we seek applications for a joint faculty position between the Geography Department in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) and a relevant CoE department. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in interdisciplinary research and teaching that supports both divisions/departments. However, the candidate's tenure-home will be in single department and determined by mutual agreement and with significant input from the successful applicant.

Geospatial Big Data (GBD) science / analytics is an integral part of many important research areas such as GIS / remote sensing, population / health dynamics and modeling, defense and security, environmental / Earth system dynamics, and advanced geospatial data exploitation and visualization. We invite applications for this joint-hire faculty position with demonstrated experience in GBD science / analytics for one or more of these research areas. Applications for tenure-track/tenured positions are solicited at any rank, but with a strong preference for the Assistant / Associate Professor levels.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in geography, geo-informatics, engineering (electrical, computer, civil, etc.) or related fields such as computer science, data science, etc. Candidates must have significant experience in the development and/or application of geospatial big data science / analytics, and must have a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching.


Salary commensurate with Education and Experience.

Application Materials

Applicants need to complete the online application. Be prepared to submit a research plan, a teaching statement, a list with contact information for three to five professional references, and a CV.

Benefit Eligibility

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

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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