Faculty Jobs@UIOWA

  • contact us

Click to Print


Requisition # 73766

Position Basics

Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Friday, September 20th, 2019
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:Geographical and Sustainability Sciences



Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The Department of Geographical & Sustainability Sciences (GSS) at the University of Iowa seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor whose work is at the forefront of geographic information science. Relevant research topics might include, but are not limited to, spatial data science, simulation modeling, machine learning, GeoAI, remote or in situ sensing technologies, and big spatiotemporal data analytics.

We seek candidates who can contribute to and expand upon the department’s efforts to provide leadership at the campus and national level in emerging areas of geographic information and spatial data science. Interdisciplinary science is at the core of the college’s and university’s mission and the department has helped build strong collaborative, interdisciplinary research programs in informatics, public health, sustainability, and environmental change across campus and nationally.  We seek candidates who will be excited by the opportunity to apply their unique expertise to complex socio-environmental problems broadly defined as part of interdisciplinary teams.

The successful candidate will contribute to a broad-based GIScience curriculum. The ability to offer courses at the intersection of spatial data science and existing departmental strengths is desirable (e.g., sustainability, physical geography, health geography, natural hazards and remote sensing).

Education Requirement:

Ph.D. in geography or a related discipline in hand by the start date.

Required Qualifications:

  • Expertise in a desired topic area of spatial data science/GIScience including but not limited to artificial intelligence for geographic knowledge discovery (GeoAI), machine learning, spatial simulation and modeling, spatial data analytics.

  • Active research program in geographic information science as evidenced by relevant publications in academic journals.

  • Ability to teach courses in the GIScience curriculum: Digital Earth, Foundations of GIS, spatial data science, and geospatial programming, as demonstrated in graduate-level course work, research and/or teaching experience.

  • Evidence of teaching experience.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching as shown by course evaluations for a TA or instructor in short courses or regular courses offered at accredited colleges and universities.

  • Strong grant writing abilities as evident through grants or fellowships applied for or received, or through knowledge of private or public funding sources.

  • Ability to contribute to existing departmental research strengths in sustainability, health geography, physical geography, and/or natural hazards.

  • Commitment to interdisciplinary research as evidenced by prior collaborations in research and/or teaching with colleagues across disciplines


Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vitae
Name and Contact Information of References
Letter of Interest
Supporting Attachments
Statement of Research Interest
Statement of Teaching Interest
Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
 Number of References:  3

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Contact Information

Contact:David A Bennett - david-bennett@uiowa.edu
Clas-Geogra&Sustainability Sci
Jessup Hall
5 West Jefferson Street
306 JH
Iowa City, IA 52242
Department URL: https://clas.uiowa.edu/geography/

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

Persons with disabilities may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu, to inquire or discuss accommodation needs.

Prospective employees may review the University Campus Security Policy and the latest annual crime statistics by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 319/335-5022.

Top | Human Resources | Privacy Policy | Non-Discrimination Statement | Federal EEO Rights | Campus Safety & Security | Contact Us