The University of California, Santa Barbara Department of Geography invites applications for a tenure-track position in spatial data science and geographic information science at the rank of Assistant Professor. The department seeks applicants with core research interests in, but not limited to, inferential and computational analysis of spatial data, data mining, spatial analytics, machine learning, geographic information retrieval, and geovisualization in support of any substantive domain in Geography or allied disciplines that rely on spatiotemporal data. The Department of Geography has strengths in three broadly defined areas: human geography; earth system science; and modeling, measurement and computation. This position is most strongly associated with the third of these areas, but interest in one or both of the other systematic areas is also desirable. We provide opportunities for interactions with many other departments and research units on campus, including the Center for Spatial Studies, various labs (Space and Time for Knowledge Organization, GeoTrans, Spatial Optimization, VIPER), the Broom Demography Center, and the Center for Information Technology & Society. Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating potential for significant and sustained research and teaching contributions in geographical data analysis, spatial statistics and geographic information science.
To apply, please log in to https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01239 to submit your cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and names of three referees with their contact information. A Ph.D. in an appropriate field is required by the date of appointment. Applications completed by September 23, 2018 will receive priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. The effective start date of the position is July 1, 2019 or later.
The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.