Columbia, MO
Jun 14, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID 21959
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

Under the new leadership of Dean Elizabeth Loboa, the College of Engineering (CoE) at the University of Missouri (MU) is hiring multiple tenure/tenure-track faculty in the area of Big Data Analytics. In today's information-centric world, data are becoming increasingly location based. Because of extensive networks of GPS satellites, high-resolution satellite and airborne imaging sensors (including UAV drones), wireless communication systems, and the emerging Internet of Things (IoT), it is possible to locate, identify, monitor, track, and correlate objects and people in space and time all over the world in very precise ways that were not possible until very recently.

Consequently, Geospatial Big Data (GBD) science / analytics is an integral part of many important research areas such as GIS / remote sensing, defense and security, cyber-physical systems (IoT), population dynamics and modeling, advanced geospatial data exploitation (machine learning, data mining/information retrieval, HPC systems), geospatial visualization, and heterogeneous information fusion. Accordingly, we invite applications for multiple faculty positions with demonstrated experience in GBD science / analytics. Applications for tenure-track/tenured positions are solicited.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in engineering (e.g. electrical, computer, civil), computer science, data science, or a closely related field. Candidates must have a strong background in the development and/or application of geospatial big data science / analytics. In addition, candidates with application domain experience in defense/security, GIS/remote sensing, and IoT are of particular interest.

Application Deadline

December 31, 2017 or until all positions are filled. Review of initial set applications will begin on December 1, 2017 and will continue until the closing date.

Other Information

MU specifically invites and encourages applications from qualified women and members of groups underrepresented in science.


Salary commensurate with Education and Experience.

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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Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

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.