Monday, December 12, 2011

Tenure-Track Faculty Remote Sensing Position at UNC Charlotte

Job position available: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography and Earth Sciences, Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is recruiting a tenure-track, assistant professor specializing in environmental remote sensing for appointment in July 2012. Required qualifications include:

1) a doctoral degree in geography, the earth or atmospheric sciences or a related field at the time of appointment;

2) the ability to develop and maintain an externally funded research program on remote sensing of the natural and/or built environment;

3) the ability to teach remote sensing courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels to diverse student populations; and

4) the ability to contribute to one or more of the themes of the Department’s interdisciplinary teaching and research mission.

The successful candidate will play a major role in expanding the geospatial modeling and technology component of our graduate and undergraduate programs while contributing to the Department’s interdisciplinary teaching and research mission in the geographical and natural sciences. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active, scholarly research agenda that includes advising students in the Department’s graduate programs, including the MA and Ph.D. in Geography, MS in Earth Sciences, and Ph.D. in Infrastructure and Environmental Systems. The successful candidate is also expected to develop new graduate courses in her/his area of expertise and teach two existing undergraduate courses on the science and application of remote sensing. Preference will be given to candidates who strengthen bridges across the geospatial, natural, and social sciences curricula.

The Department is an interdisciplinary community of natural, social, and technical scientists with over 30 faculty members. UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral university located in the state’s largest metropolitan area. Over 25,000 students are currently enrolled at the University. The Department, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the University are strongly committed to creating and maintaining a diverse community in which all students, staff, and faculty can work, learn, and live in an environment of respect and support. We welcome applications from candidates who will foster these goals. We encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals from underrepresented groups.

Review of applications will begin January 30, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically at and must include:

1) a letter of application describing research interests, teaching interests, and teaching philosophy;

2) a full curriculum vita; and

3) the names of three referees.

We encourage prospective candidates to review our web sites for the Department ( and the Center for Applied GIScience ( prior to applying. For additional information, contact Dr. Ross Meentemeyer at 704-687-5944 or


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