Open Rank/ Tenure Track - Geospatial Analytics Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Cluster

Jan 05, 2018
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Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00103192

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program is bringing some of the best and brightest minds to join NC State University's interdisciplinary efforts to solve some of the globe's most significant problems. Guided by a strong strategic plan and an aggressive vision, the cluster hiring program is adding new faculty members in select fields to add more breadth and depth to NC State's already-strong efforts. Twenty clusters have been established and a total of 70 faculty have joined NC State University as part of this process. We invite you to explore the Chancellor's Excellence Program and the Geospatial Analytics cluster at

Essential Job Duties: As part of the Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program, NC State University seeks a scholar in remote sensing to join the Geospatial Analytics cluster ( The position is an open rank tenured/tenure track position with an anticipated departmental home in the College of Sciences' Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences ( with an anticipated start date of August 2018. The Geospatial Analytics cluster currently includes faculty from the Colleges of Natural Resources and Engineering. The cluster is coordinated through the Center for Geospatial Analytics ( a collaborative hub for faculty, researchers and graduate students from over a dozen departments across campus. We seek a collaborative scholar who will lead research on remote sensing of Earth's land and ice surfaces, ocean, atmosphere, and/or subsurface, and who will develop and teach related undergraduate and graduate courses, including courses that support the new cross-college PhD degree program in Geospatial Analytics. The scholar will be expected to build a program of well-established and focused research and related publications; recruit and mentor graduate students; generate externally funded projects and provide leadership and service to the cluster, the department, college, university, and scholarly organizations. NC State places a high value on excellent instruction and the use of innovative teaching methods. A central responsibility of the role is to collaborate with members of the faculty cluster and those in the Center for Geospatial Analytics. The center's interdisciplinary research programs focus on discovering and communicating meaningful patterns in location-based data using advanced analytics, to address social-environmental challenges. Approaches include developing tangible user interfaces and 3D visualization techniques, dynamic spatio-temporal models, and participatory research methods to explore processes in time and space and create decision-support systems.

Minimum Education/Experience: Doctorate in geospatial sciences, earth sciences, geomatics, geography or related field (must be conferred by date of application).

Department Required Skills: Please see minimum requirements.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Preference will be given to candidates whose research integrates Earth system processes and who develops collaborative research initiatives that grow the Geospatial Analytics program.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: n/a

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "":http// Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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