[ES_JOBS_NET] Asst Professor GIS/RS, Dept Geog & Env Systems, UMBC

Maggie Holland margaret.b.holland at gmail.com
Mon Nov 10 12:15:44 MST 2014

Hi everyone,
We're opening up a search for a new Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography
& Environmental Systems at UMBC.  Please see the position announcement
posted below.
It's a wonderful department, and a great place to work!


Margaret Buck Holland, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor, Dept. of Geography & Environmental Systems
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
mholland at umbc.edu

MARYLAND, BALTIMORE 21250. University of Maryland, Baltimore County. *Assistant
Professor*, beginning in August 2015. Ph.D. in Geography or related field
required at time of appointment. The UMBC Department of Geography &
Environmental Systems seeks applicants who use advanced geospatial and
remote sensing techniques in order to pursue a research agenda in
environmental science or human-environment interactions.  Research and
teaching interests may include remote sensing, geospatial analysis,
advanced spatial-temporal modeling and geovisualization of environmental
change, geocomputation, or geoinformatics applied within the applicant’s
disciplinary specialty to address environmental or societal challenges.
Teaching responsibilities include introductory GIS and remote sensing along
with upper level courses in the applicant’s area of specialization.
Candidates are expected to have an active program of research and
publication, ability to attract external funding, and evidence of
commitment to excellence in teaching (the standard teaching load is two
courses per semester).  We have 300+ majors and 70 graduate students in our
M.S., M.P.S, and PhD programs. The student body at UMBC is extremely
diverse and we are particularly interested in diversifying our faculty.

In the most recent Carnegie ranking, UMBC is listed as a Research
University-High Research Activity. Research opportunities at UMBC include
collaboration with colleagues in the Public Policy graduate program, one of
the largest in the country; with the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES)
<http://www.beslter.org/>, an NSF-funded Urban Long-Term Ecological
Research site headquartered at UMBC; the Joint Center for Earth Systems
Technology (JCET) <http://www.jcet.umbc.edu/> a research consortia formed
by UMBC and NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center; the Center for Urban
Environmental Research and Education (CUERE) <http://www.umbc.edu/cuere>,
an EPA and NOAA-funded center focused on the environmental, social and
economic impacts of urban and suburban landscape transformation, and the U.S.
Geological Survey Water Science Center <http://md.water.usgs.gov/> for the
MD-DE-DC region. In addition UMBC is a partner in the Chesapeake Watershed
Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU), part of a national CESU
network.  The campus is located in close proximity to Washington D.C. and a
broad array of federal, state, and local agencies as well as to other
research institutions along the Washington-Baltimore-Philadelphia
corridor.  The Washington-Baltimore region has an extraordinary number of
agencies and institutions whose focus is on the environment, natural
resources, and environmental policy, in national as well as international
contexts. Interested candidates may visit the web site
http://www.umbc.edu/ges for additional information.

Applications should include a cover letter describing research agenda and
teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation.
Please submit all application materials via Interfolio (
apply.interfolio.com/25922).  For questions, please contact Ms. Robin
Schmidbauer (schmidba at umbc.edu). Review of application materials will begin
on December 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek
to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position.  We have a
strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity.  We encourage
applications from women, minority group members,
veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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