Assistant Research Professor


The Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence (GSCE) seeks a person with research experience focused on terrestrial remote sensing, particularly the development of advanced computing methods to integrate/fuse medium resolution sensor data (e.g., Landsat and Sentinel-2) for large area global land cover and land use change characterization, with demonstrated computer programming experience. The position is externally-funded at nine (9) months. The successful candidate is expected to secure externally-funded research grants, recruit and mentor Ph.D. students and post-doctoral researchers, and undertake service.

Minimum qualifications include: an earned doctorate in Geography or related field with a background in quantitative remote sensing; minimum of three (3) years' experience post-Ph.D. conducting externally-funded research; minimum of three (3) years' experience developing software to process remote sensing data; scholarly activity, including collaborative research and at least six (6) peer-reviewed publications as first author in peer-reviewed journals; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; ability to work collegially in a group setting; and commitment to principles of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity.

Desired qualifications include: programming in C and use of scripts in Unix/Linux environments; experience with petabyte-scale satellite data processing; and experience writing competitive research grants.

For questions on the position, contact the search committee chair, Dr. David Roy via email at David.Roy@sdstate.edu. Deadline for full consideration is August 10, 2017.

To view a full position description and to apply, visit https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=61248. For questions on the electronic employment process, contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128.

SDSU is an AA/EEO employer.
Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

published: 07 July 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.