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Assistant/Associate Professor of Geography GIScience

Company: University of Arkansas
Location: Fayetteville
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Job Description:

SUMMARY OF JOB DUTIES

The Department of Geosciences at University of Arkansas invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geography GIScience with an anticipated start date of August 2020. Highly qualified applicants for Associate Professor with tenure will also be considered. We seek an outstanding individual with skills in geospatial data science and/or spatial data analytics, and systematic expertise that supports some combination of the University s three signature research areas (https://researchfrontiers.uark.edu/signature-research-areas/). Systematic areas might include, for example, geospatial intelligence, augmented reality and holographic GIS, economic geography, transportation analysis and logistics, urban and rural design, medical geography, social networks and sharing economy, etc. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, externally-funded research program and complement ongoing collaborative and interdisciplinary research in the Department of Geosciences and the University. Teaching duties may include introductory GIScience, geospatial computational tools, geodatabases, and/or upper-division undergraduate or graduate courses in the candidate s field of interest.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL RELEVANT APPLICATION MATERIALS INCLUDE DETAILS ADDRESSING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS. APPLICANTS NOT MEETING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM CONSIDERATION.

* Doctoral degree in geography or a related discipline conferred by the start of employment

* Demonstrated ability to teach at the senior/graduate level and additional graduate courses

* Demonstrated ability to develop an independent, externally funded research program

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

* Demonstrated publishing record in respected refereed journals and demonstrated funding capabilities

* Previous experience/research that complements and enhances the existing research areas of the Department of Geosciences and affiliated centers and programs

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS POSITION

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.

Occasionally:

* Balancing

* Climbing

* Crawling

* Crouching

* Driving

* Feeling

* Grasping

* Kneeling

* Lifting

* Pulling

* Pushing

* Reaching

* Stooping

Frequently:

* Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

* Repetitive motion

* Sitting

* Standing

* Talking

* Walking

Constantly:

* Hearing

Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

TYPES OF BACKGROUND CHECKS REQUIRED
National criminal background and registered sex offender check

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING REQUIREMENTS

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

FUTURE OPEN DATE

CLOSE DATE

OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Yes

ANTICIPATED START DATE

ANTICIPATED END DATE

RECRUITMENT CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr. Jason A. Tullis
jatullis@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A s employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS SUMMARY

To be considered for the position, applicants must submit a cover letter/letter of application, a curriculum vita, a brief statement of research interests, a brief statement of teaching interests, and a list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number) willing to provide letters of reference. Letters, if requested, should address the research and teaching experiences of the applicant. All applications must be submitted electronically at https://jobs.uark.edu/postings/36436. Questions regarding this position may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Jason A. Tullis (jatullis@uark.edu). Completed applications received by October 17, 2019 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

HIRING LOCATION
222 Administration Building, Fayetteville, AR 72701

EEO STATEMENT

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Keywords: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville , Assistant/Associate Professor of Geography GIScience, Education / Teaching , Fayetteville, Arkansas

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