[ES_JOBS_NET] Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing/GIScience

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Wed Nov 22 13:12:16 MST 2017

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing/GIScience
School of Geography and Earth Sciences,
McMaster University

The School of Geography and Earth Sciences (SGES) at McMaster University in
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, invites applications for a full-time,
tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1st,
2018 in Remote Sensing/GIScience. The successful candidate must have a PhD
at the time of appointment in geography, earth sciences, environmental
studies/sciences, or a related discipline. We are particularly interested
in an individual with a strong background and research experience in Remote
Sensing/GIScience applied to earth sciences, resources, water, climate,
urban issues, or health. The candidate is expected to develop an
externallyfunded, vigorous research program and must have a strong
commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision. The
successful candidate will teach within the School’s GIScience stream of

SGES is home to one of ten Esri Canada Centres of Excellence. McMaster
University is among leading Canadian universities with 24,000 full-time
undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students. SGES has 23 full-time faculty
members with expertise in a breadth of fields in geography, earth science,
and environmental studies/science. As a multidisciplinary School, SGES
welcomes a wide range of students interested in geography and environmental
studies and science, earth science, and geographic information science.

McMaster University has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among
faculty and staff that reflects the diversity of our student body. The
successful candidate will be committed to inclusion and excellence and the
search Committee is especially interested in candidates who can contribute,
through their teaching and/or service, to the diversity of the academic
community. Women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit
persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons are
strongly encouraged to apply. Gender diversity is being addressed at
McMaster University through our policies and actions. One recent action in
this area was the completion of a gender pay equity study and a resultant
base salary adjustment applied to all female faculty members in July 2015.

Faculty members at McMaster University enjoy numerous personal and
professional benefits. University employees are offered an excellent
benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, extended health care
benefits, dental care, group life, long term disability, worldwide travel
assistance, and a retirement plan. Progressive policies are in place to
assist faculty women and men who become parents or are needed to care for
family members.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining their research interests,
a copy of their curriculum vitae, a brief teaching dossier including a
statement of teaching philosophy (maximum of two pages). Academic reference
letters are not required at the time of applications, but applicants should
provide the names of three (3) referees who may be subsequently contacted.

Complete applications must be made online at
www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers (Faculty Positions, Job ID 16774) to the
attention of:
Dr. Greg Slater
Chair, Search Committee
School of Geography and Earth Sciences
McMaster University
1280 Main Street
West Hamilton, Ontario
Canada, L8S 4K1

Complete applications that are received by January 1, 2018 will receive
full consideration.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The
effective date of appointment is negotiable, but expected to be July 1,
2018. All applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their
application. However, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for
interviews. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however,
Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the
University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as
either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need
not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all
applications must include one of the following statements:
Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a
Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of
respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to
employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our
innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching
excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our
commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified
candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from
women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples,
members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process
should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext.
222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at
ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.

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