[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor in Data Science, Geovisualization and Design
marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Mon Jul 2 21:28:40 MDT 2018
*Assistant Professor in Data Science, Geovisualization and Design
*School for Environment and Sustainability <http://www.seas.umich.edu>*
*Universityof Michigan, Ann Arbor <http://www.umich.edu>*
The School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of
Michigan is seeking applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track
Assistant Professor in Data Science, Geovisualization and Design.
We seek candidates whose work focuses on the theory and application of data
analytics, design and geovisualization within the interdisciplinary field
of environment and sustainability. Candidates should be pursuing hypothesis
driven research on analyzing, designing and visualizing spatial complexity
in environmental systems for sustainability efforts. Topic areas include,
but are not limited to, data science techniques, digital and critical
cartography, and how humans understand and communicate spatial
Post-doctoral experience is preferred, but we welcome candidates with
exceptional PhDs in geography, computer science, information sciences,
ecology, landscape architecture, urban planning, art and design or closely
related disciplines. Applicants must demonstrate a strong record of
scholarly publication, evidence of teaching potential in a
multidisciplinary setting, and evidence of potential for and/or trajectory
towards national and international recognition. Importantly, we are seeking
candidates with a history of using their research to help solve real-world
sustainability problems. Therefore, candidates should have the potential
and willingness to engage stakeholders in their work, and evidence of
collaboration across disciplinary boundaries to develop implementable
solutions to sustainability challenges.
SEAS’s mission is to contribute to the protection of the Earth’s resources
and the achievement of a sustainable and just society. The School
contributes new scientific knowledge, visionary leadership, and trained
professionals toward that end. The faculty of the School is diverse, with
natural scientists, social scientists, engineers, and designers working
collaboratively in an integrative setting. A professional school set
within a major research university, SEAS provides a model of
interdisciplinary and applied research and a focal point of research,
teaching and societal engagement on sustainability. Recently renamed with
an expanded mission, the School is hiring six new faculty during 2018. The
School focuses on key cross-cutting sustainability themes, including
climate and energy; water; food, land use, and agriculture; conservation
and restoration; and cities, the built environment, and mobility.
The School offers a Ph.D. as well as both research and professional M.S.
degrees in six fields of study: conservation ecology; geospatial data
science; sustainable systems; environmental policy and planning; behavior,
education and communication; and environmental justice. The School also
offers a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.) and a
cross-campus undergraduate program in the environment. The student body
includes over 350 M.S./M.L.A. and 60 doctoral students. SEAS also
participates in dual degree programs with the Schools of Architecture and
Urban Planning, Business, Engineering, Law, Public Health, and Public
Policy. Additional information about the School can be found at
The successful candidate will be expected to:
1) Develop a widely recognized research program that attracts external
funding and contributes to the interdisciplinary mission of the School;
2) Support SEAS's teaching mission at both graduate and undergraduate
levels, including mentoring and supervising doctoral and master’s students;
3) Contribute to the stewardship of SEAS, the University, relevant
professions and society through service, collaboration and engagement.
The position will be filled at the assistant professor (tenure-track)
Applications should include (1) a cover letter; (2) CV; (3) a concise
personal statement describing your vision and plans for research, teaching
and societal engagement; (4) a one-page statement on how you have or plan
to contribute to diversity efforts, and (5) a list of three academic
references with contact information.
To apply, submit application materials (in a single PDF file), via the
following web address: http://seas.umich.edu/employment. For assistance
or further information, you may contact SEAS.faculty.search.staff at umich.edu.
Review of applications will begin on September 14, 2018 and continue until
the position is filled. SEAS hopes to appoint a faculty member to this
position to begin Fall 2019.
At SEAS we are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and
equitable environment that respects diverse experiences, promotes generous
listening and communications, and discourages and restoratively responds to
acts of discrimination, harassment, or injustice. Our commitment to
diversity, equity and inclusion is deeply rooted in our values for a
sustainable and just society.
The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
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