Professor - Remote Sensing

The University of Alabama, Department of Geography invites applications for a position in the area of Remote Sensing, starting August 16, 2017 at the rank of Professor with tenure. This new position will support the expansion of our Department and the initiation of our new Ph.D. program, tentatively scheduled to begin fall 2017. Successful candidates will demonstrate sustained accomplishments including a research program that is widely recognized and externally funded as well as a proven track record of graduate and undergraduate mentoring. It is expected that the candidate hired would significantly enhance the University of Alabama's visibility and impact in remote sensing research and scholarship. Preference will be given to candidates whose research complements the University's designation as a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Center of Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences and one or more of the department's broader research foci including: water resources, human-environment systems, environmental management and change, and human impacts on the environment (see A Ph.D. in Geography or closely related discipline is required.

The University of Alabama is rapidly growing (37,665 students) and provides excellent faculty support and many opportunities to collaborate with scientists on the Tuscaloosa campus, including the NOAA National Water Center, and the new Alabama Water Institute and the Alabama Transportation Institute. This position is part of a University initiative to enhance its research productivity, and is one of two Full Professor appointments granted to the Department of Geography this year. Formal review of applications will begin February 6, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled. Apply online at Applicants must attach a cover letter, and CV (including contact information for at least three references). For additional information, contact Search Committee Chair, Matthew Therrell (

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more.

posted: 11 November 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.