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Part Time Lecturer Position in Geography

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 27th, 2020

 

Next review date: Sunday, May 31, 2020

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Oct 31, 2020

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

 

Description

The Department of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach course(s) in The Department of Geography for upcoming openings during Summer Session B, Fall 2020 and Winter 2021. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the department. Positions and
percentage times may vary. The salary is based on UC’s salary scales and dependent upon qualifications. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship.

Main duties include teaching upper-division and lower-division courses. The candidate should be interested and experienced in teaching in lab and lecturer-oriented classes.

Basic qualifications: Two years of teaching experience in any area of Geography and all requirements for the PhD except for dissertation to be completed at time of application.

Additional qualifications: PhD in Geography or related field (required at the time of appointment). Summer 2020 session B begins on August 3, 2020.

Preferred qualifications: Experience teaching in one or more areas of physical or human geography or geographic information science.

The department of Geography is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The department strongly supports the University’s commitment to diversity and all applicants are encouraged to submit a statement of their contributions in this area as applicable.

An optional statement of Contributions to Diversity will be used to check applicants’ contributions to diversity. These statements will be evaluated for experience with the development of effective teaching strategies for the educational advancement of students from under-represented groups and experience teaching at a minority-serving institution.

An optional Statement of Teaching will be used to review applicants’ teaching experience.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01786

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and teaching evaluations. The posting will remain open until October 31, 2020 to accommodate department needs. The pool will close on October 31, 2020; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application.

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.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA

 

Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Misc / Additional – Teaching Evaluations
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
    (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 0-1 required (contact information only)

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For more information about your rights, see the EEO is the Law Supplement.

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Postdoctoral Scholar in the Climate Hazards Center

Summary: The Climate Hazards Center (https://chc.ucsb.edu/) at the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher for an exciting project supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US Geological Survey. The project focuses on using remote sensing and machine learning to predict agricultural statistics (crop production, crop yields, prices) in food insecure countries and will directly support the famine early warning efforts of USAID’s Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET). The project will have a strong focus on applications and will leverage cutting edge science to support lives and livelihood saving early warning information.

Qualifications:
Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD Degree in Statistics, Geography/Remote Sensing, Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, hydrology, environmental science, Earth Science or a related discipline except the dissertation at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications:
PhD awarded by the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Strong expertise in handling, processing and visualizing large geophysical or remote sensing datasets, and/or socioeconomic time series.
Ability to implement predictive models (including but not limited to machine learning algorithms) based on remotely sensed and/or time series datasets.
Fluency in programming languages such as R or Python.
Demonstrated ability to make reproducible code for cleaning, integrating, and modeling spatial/temporal data from multiple sources, spatial scales, and temporal frequencies.
Interest and experience in applied sciences
Proven record of independently leading research projects, conducting reproducible research, publishing journal articles and presenting at international and national conferences.

The initial appointment will be for one (1) year with a possible two (2) year reappointment based on performance during the year 1 and available funding.

Anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.

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.

To apply, please visit : https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01761
Please be prepared to include a Cover Letter, your most recent Curriculum Vitae, and three letters of reference. A Statement of Research demonstrating evidence of satisfying preferred qualifications is optional. Primary consideration given to applications completed by 4/23/2020.

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 Veterans status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research – Please provide a statement listing the following:
    Independently led research projects, reproducible research, published journal articles and presentations at international and national conferences.(Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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The University of California Santa Barbara is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. You have the right to an equal employment opportunity.
For more information about your rights, see the EEO is the Law Supplement.

The University of California Santa Barbara is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.

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Graduate Research Opportunities in GIScience and GIS

The Department of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites graduate student applications for MA/Ph.D. and Ph.D. positions in the areas of modeling, measurement, and computation. The department is
internationally recognized for its excellence and leadership in Geographic Information Science (GIScience) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Students work in a dynamic, collaborative, and well-funded setting on projects
supported by NSF, NASA, USGS, NGA, other government agencies as well as by major industry players. Graduates of the program obtain high-level jobs in industry, government, and academia, including professorships in other top departments. In addition to frequent and fruitful collaborations across GIScience labs within the department, students also have opportunities to interact with faculty and peers across campus through the interdisciplinary emphases in Cognitive Science, Information Technology and Society, Network Science, and Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences. The Center for Spatial Studies offers students a unique opportunity to participate in interdisciplinary research, seminars, and workshops, while the Spatiotemporal Innovation Center connects students and faculty with leading industry players.

Faculty members involved in UCSB’s GIScience/GIS research include:

  • Richard Church (http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~forest/RLC/Index.html): Spatial Optimization, Natural Resources Management, Operations Research Methods, and GIS
  • Keith Clarke (http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~kclarke/): Cartography and GIS
  • Kostas Goulias (http://kgoulias.weebly.com/): Transportation Systems
    Modeling and Simulation, Travel Behavior, Transportation Planning, Sustainable Transportation, Geographic Information Science, Economic Geography, and Survey Methods
  • Krzysztof Janowicz (http://www.janowicz.de): GIScience & GIS, Spatial Data Science, Semantic Web, Linked Data, Location based Social Networks, Geographic Information Retrieval, Cyberinfrastructure, and Web Science, Werner Kuhn (http://geog.ucsb.edu/~kuhn/): Information Science, Usability of GIS and Spatial Information, Semantics of Spatial Information, Ontology of the Environment, Linked Data, and Semantic Reference Systems
  • Dan Montello (http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~montello/): Spatial Perception, Cognition, and Behavior; Cognitive Issues in Cartography and GIS; Spatial Aspects of Social Behavior; Environmental Psychology and Behavioral
    Geography
  • Alan Murray (http://geog.ucsb.edu/~amurray/): Location Analytics, GIScience, Geocoding, GIS, Data Uncertainty, Urban and Regional Planning, Spatial Optimization, Transportation and Sustainability

A top-ranked geography program nationally, the department is comprised of 26 faculty, 8 active emeriti faculty including National Academy of Sciences members Waldo Tobler and Michael Goodchild, 20 researchers, 125 graduate students, and 12 staff. They investigate a broad range of human, social and physical geographic topics on regional to global scales using methods including mathematical, theoretical and stochastic analyses, conceptual, statistical and dynamical numerical models, and field experimentation. Primary research areas aside of GIScience include: terrestrial, ocean, atmospheric and climate, population and public health, urban and regional, cognitive and behavioral. Complementing the department’s GIScience and GIS group are faculty specializing in remote sensing and numerical modeling.

The department offers highly competitive five-year funding packages, modern offices and shared labs with state-of-the-art equipment and access to high-performance computing, as well as generous travel funding for international conferences and other meetings; see here (https://geog.ucsb.edu/jack-and-lauradangermond-fund/). Further details about the program, graduate research and teaching positions, as well as housing can be found in the graduate student handbook. The application deadline is December 15, 2017, for admission in Fall 2018.

For questions about faculty interests and topical areas, please visit https://geog.ucsb.edu/ . Further information regarding the application process is available via the admissions page.