Become part of the growing faculty within the Department of Geosciences at Georgia State University, an institution recognized nationally for leadership in innovation, research growth, and the academic success of diverse populations. We invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Geographic Information Science and Geovisualization, pending budgetary approval, to begin fall semester 2020. This position will play a central role in the Department of Geosciences’ contribution to Georgia State University’s strategic goals of using collaborative research to tackle the most challenging global and urban issues of the 21st century and ensuring that students from all backgrounds can achieve academic and career success at high rates. We seek a scholar whose work focuses on geovisualization, cartography, spatial data analytics, or closely related research area, in the interdisciplinary fields of geography, geology, water science, or environmental sustainability and who is committed to collaborative research with other units on campus. Georgia State boasts thriving interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research communities. Within Geosciences, examples of multidisciplinary efforts include work that integrates earth-system science, geoinformatics, and public health. Opportunities for support include internal research grants, summer funding, teaching release time, graduate research assistantships, travel funds, and assistance in pursuing external funding. Our faculty benefit from the availability of state-of-the art analytical equipment including research computing cycles, access to regional and national cyberinfrastructure via GSU’s SURAgrid membership, an interactive visualization wall with 25 million active pixels, as well as proximity to other research institutions and federal agencies (e.g., CDC, EPA, and USGS).
Georgia State University, an enterprising R-1institution in downtown Atlanta, is a national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth. Enrolling and graduating one of the nation’s most diverse student bodies, Georgia State provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st century’s leading global cities. As an important hub for the university’s strategic emphasis on global and urban research, the Department of Geosciences (http://geosciences.gsu.edu) is a growing interdisciplinary component of Georgia State, offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the Geosciences in addition to GIS certificates at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Geosciences faculty may direct PhD students through agreements with the Department of Chemistry and the Urban Studies Institute.
The selected candidate will be responsible for maintaining an active, funded research agenda, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, and participating in service at the department, college, and university levels.
- Ph.D. at the time of appointment
- A record of publications in high-impact peer-reviewed journals
- A record of pursuing external funding appropriate to the applicant’s career stage
- Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting
- A record of mentoring students of diverse backgrounds
- A record of effective teaching appropriate to the applicant’s career stage
Submit the following electronic materials to Dr. Dajun Dai (Search Committee Chair) at firstname.lastname@example.org: (1) a letter of application addressing the essential and preferred qualifications; (2) research statement and teaching statement; (3) curriculum vitae; and (4) names, email addresses, telephone numbers, and titles of at least three professional references.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, submit all electronic materials by 1 October 2019. Should the candidate be recommended for a position, an offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.
Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring under-represented groups in the geosciences.
Georgia State is an innovative university with very high research activity. In response to rapid growth in student demand, high demand from industry partners, and increasing interdisciplinary sponsored research interest, the department is realigning its degree programs, strategic partnerships, and sponsored research areas. The successful candidate must be able to articulate a clear vision for the future of the unit that fulfills the university’s growing interdisciplinary research and grant funding, builds partnerships with the business community, and sets teaching objectives, while achieving its mission of student success. Areas of strategic focus for the department include data science and astro- and bio-informatics, machine learning, distributed and cloud computing, and security.
The College of Arts and Sciences seeks exceptional candidates with (1) a record of competitive research with federal, state, and industry funding; (2) experience and leadership in academia, industry, or professional organizations; (3) a vision for how computer science can collaborate with units across the university; (4) an understanding of pedagogies that will empower students from all backgrounds to succeed at the undergraduate and graduate levels; (5) experience leading collaborative teams; (6) mentorship experience and a commitment to diversity and engagement; and (7) experience and interest in building strong partnerships with industry. We seek candidates with an ability to develop curricular and co-curricular academic experiences that serve our diverse undergraduate and graduate student body, enhance excellent interdisciplinary research and teaching, and foster an open and inclusive environment. Successful candidates must demonstrate a clear vision for expanding the research productivity of the department, building successful degree programs and curricula that will prepare the workforce particularly in the Atlanta metro region and beyond, and building strong relationships across departments and colleges within the university, as well as with industry and government entities.
Georgia State is a vibrant, leading research university located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. A public institution enrolling and graduating one of the nation’s most diverse student bodies, Georgia State provides its world-class faculty and more than 52,000 students unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st century’s leading global cities. Georgia State was recently ranked the 2nd most innovative university and 2nd in undergraduate education in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Complete information is available at www.gsu.edu.
The Department of Computer Science is a critical hub for advancing the university’s strategic priorities, and it will continue to be a bridge-builder and leading unit on campus. The department currently has 23 full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty, 6 full-time lecturers, 1783 undergraduate students, and nearly 200 M.S and Ph.D. students. The number of students has been growing at a rate of 10% per year. The department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science with concentrations in Security and Privacy, Bioinformatics, and Big Data and Machine Learning. In recent years, annual federal research awards have ranged from $1.5 to $2 million, and faculty have a broad range of research interests that include data visualization, cyber security, cloud computing, bioinformatics and computational biology, astro-informatics, big data, data science, artificial intelligence, robotic, sensors, Internet of Things, and high performance computing. The department has benefited greatly from the university’s well-established cluster hiring program, bringing to campus exciting areas of big data, machine learning, astro- and bio-informatics, and image analysis. This recent growth is pushing the boundaries of interdisciplinary research and collaborations across campus, and it positions the Department well in a dynamic academic landscape that is creating further opportunities for innovation in both research and teaching.
- Doctoral Degree in Computer Science or a related field,
- Eligible for appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure,
- At least five years’ leadership experience,
- A commitment to undergraduate and graduate education as demonstrated through the application materials,
- A commitment to diversity and engagement for the students and faculty as demonstrated through the application materials,
- A strong research record that includes significant external funding, and
- Effective communication and organization skills.
- Experience developing academic curricula and/or active learning pedagogies
- Experience aligning workforce/career needs with computer science education
- Experience supporting and increasing research productivity and collaboration
- Experience with industry partnerships and capacity to develop and maintain such connections.
Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching effectiveness, mentorship, and teamwork, particularly in a diverse environment; cover letter including discussion of research area(s) and effectiveness at leading a dynamic and diverse department; and names of three references.
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