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Tenure Track Assistant Professor

George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 5, 2023

Job Details

Department: College of Science - Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science

Classification: 9-month Instructional Faculty

Job Category: Instructional Faculty

Job Type: Full-Time

Work Schedule: Full-time (1.0 FTE, 40 hrs/wk)

Location: Fairfax

Telework Friendly: Hybrid Eligible

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience

Criminal Background Check: Yes

About the Department:

The Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science (GGS) offers an outstanding environment to study and perform cutting-edge research in remote sensing, geography, geoinformatics, Earth systems science, and their various sub-disciplines. With a variety of educational offerings, ranging from undergraduate programs to graduate certificates and M.S. and Ph.D. programs, a strong and broad research agenda, and superb name recognition within the leading agencies and companies in our field, our department is a premier choice for academic education.

About the Position:

The Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science will teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and conduct research in areas such as (i) cartography and geovisualization, (ii) geospatial data science, and (iii) quantitative remote sensing and digital image processing. The incumbent in the position will advise students and will also participate in department and campus service committees at levels commensurate with career stage expectations.

  • Develop an externally funded research portfolio that will advance the mission of GGS, advise graduate students at both the master’s and Ph.D. levels;
  • Provide core support to our successful and growing programs in Geography and Geoinformation Science;
  • Teach core and advanced courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels (the equivalent of two courses per semester); and
  • Develop new courses as needed in areas of specialization.
Required Qualifications:
  • Terminal degree in a related field; Ph.D. in geography, geoinformatics, data science, or a closely related field is required by time of appointment;
  • Ability to develop a significant and active research agenda in a field of specialization;
  • A demonstrated record of publishing peer-reviewed scholarship; and
  • Ability to teach courses offered by the department and a field of specialization.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • A demonstrated record of excellence in teaching; and
  • The potential of seeking/securing external research grants.
Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must apply for Tenure Track Assistant Professor at ; complete and submit the online application; and provide a cover letter, CV, philosophy of teaching, research statement, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Posting Open Date: December 5, 2023

For Full Consideration, Apply by: January 3, 2024

Open Until Filled?: Yes

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