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UMSL Geospatial, VC Academic Affairs

Job Description

We are seeking a Research Scientist in Geospatial Science to join our dynamic team. This role involves conducting innovative research and applying cutting-edge geospatial and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to address complex challenges. The ideal candidate will possess expertise in GIS, remote sensing, spatial analysis, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) along with a robust background in Geospatial Science, Computer Science, or a related discipline.

We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

· Geospatial Artificial Intelligence (GeoAI)

· Digital Twins and Smart Cities

· Augmented and Virtual Reality

· Geospatial Big Data Analytics

· Location Intelligence (LI)

· Climate Change Analysis

Key Responsibilities:

· Crafting and proposing novel, scientifically rigorous research ideas.

· Securing sufficient pertinent funding to supplement extant finances.

· Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to merge geospatial data with various other data sources and stay abreast of emerging research trends and methodologies.

· Publish findings in leading peer-reviewed journals and present results at international conferences.

Mentor and oversee the academic development of both graduate and undergraduate students.


• A PhD in Geospatial Science, Geoinformatics, Remote Sensing, Computer Science or a closely related field.
• Proven experience in geospatial research, including expertise in GIS, remote sensing, spatial analysis, Python, Machine Learning and AI.
• Demonstrated success in securing research grants and a track record of scholarly publications.
• Exceptional analytical and technical skills, including proficiency in geospatial software and tools.
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively across disciplines and with external partners.
• Strong commitment to academic and research excellence, innovation, and collaboration. Ability to thrive in a multidisciplinary research environment and contribute to the growth and success of the UMSL Geospatial Collaborative.
• Mentor and oversee the academic development of both graduate and undergraduate students.

Application Materials

Submit online application that includes a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, three Letters of Recommendation:

Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Reda Amer at

Application Deadline

Open until filled

Sponsorship Information

Visa Sponsorship Information:
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. The University will not sponsor applicants for this position for employment visas.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-2146.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.



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