Research Assistant Professor

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214252 - Remote Sensing Center

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The Remote Sensing Center at The University of Alabama is searching for a non-tenure/non-tenure track Research Assistant Professor in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and geophysical signal processing, sensors and image processing. The University of Alabama (UA) established the Remote Sensing Center to develop sensors for integration into manned and unmanned aircraft to perform airborne measurements of soil moisture, seasonal snow, soil moisture, and water storage in reservoirs, rivers and subsurface aquifers. The center will also be involved in developing signal processing algorithms and models as well as developing concepts for satellite missions to collect data on rainfall, soil moisture, snow and ice. Asst. Professor must have interest in Synthetic Aperture Radar and geophysical signal processing, sensors and ground probing radar, and are expected to contribute to ongoing research programs at the center and develop a research program that contributes to the center’s growth and success.

• Contribute to the Synthetic Aperture Radar and geophysical signal processing, sensors or software development activities in the Remote Sensing center
• Seek and obtain external funding to expand center research programs
• Teach electrical engineering, and/or remote sensing related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels
• Serve as a mentor to undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. students.
• Provide service to the Center, University, profession, and society

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The Remote Sensing Center at The University of Alabama invites applications for a non tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Specifically, we are interested in candidates with specializations in signal processing application to radar, LIDAR, and other sensors; microwave remote sensing with emphasis on algorithms and data analysis; and sensor development and design for snow, moisture, ice, and other targets. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in electrical or computer engineering, or a closely related field, by the date of appointment and must show the potential to establish a quality research program and collaborate effectively with other faculty.

Established in 1831, The University of Alabama currently enrolls over 37,000 students and employs over 2,000 full and part-time faculty members in thirteen colleges and schools. The University offers an impressive array of academic programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees and a growing number of educational opportunities through distance learning technology. More information on The University of Alabama can be found at The College of Engineering is comprised of seven academic departments with over 6,000 students, and the College will be home to more than 150 tenure/tenure-track faculty following the current search. The College also houses nine research centers and is active in the University’s four new research institutes. The College occupies well over a half million square feet of state of the art research and instructional facilities, including the $300 million Shelby Engineering and Science Quadrangle completed in 2014 and the newly reopened $22 million renovated H.M. Comer in 2018. The Carnegie Foundation has recognized The University of Alabama with its Very High Research Activity status (formerly known as R1 status).

The University is located on a beautiful 1,168 acre residential campus in Tuscaloosa, a dynamic and resilient community of over 150,000 in central Alabama. Tuscaloosa is conveniently located between Atlanta, New Orleans, and the white sandy beaches of the Gulf coast. The area offers excellent climate, minimal urban congestion, and abundant outdoor recreation. The Tuscaloosa community provides rich cultural, educational, and athletic activities for a broad range of lifestyles.

Applicants should apply online at Required application documents include: resume/curriculum vitae, cover letter, and names of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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For additional information contact.
Dr. Prasad Gogineni
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Alabama
Box 870286
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0286
Phone: (205) 348-6905
E-mail: [email protected]

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Posted: 1/15/2021
Application Due: 6/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time