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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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Postdoctoral Scholar in Ecological Theory

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 24th, 2020 (Pacific Time)

 

Next review date: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

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

Final date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

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 UCSB Department of Geography seeks a PostDoctoral Scholar in Ecological Theory.

The PostDoc will be engaged in projects with Dr. Anna Trugman that include the development of ecological theory,
mechanistic modeling with demographic ecosystem models such as ED2, analyzing large datasets, such as remote sensing
and forest inventory data, and field-based experiments to infer ecological processes across scales. Her lab is interested
in a range of ecological questions centered around how changes in climate and water availability affect ecosystem diversity,
productivity, and resilience.

Qualifications:
Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD in Ecology, Environmental Science or a related field, except the
dissertation, at the time of application, with a background in programming languages (Matlab, Python, R).

Additional Qualifications:

    PhD awarded by the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Solid record of productive and creative research demonstrated by publication in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific conferences
  • Demonstrated experience working with mechanistic vegetation or land surface models or large geospatial datasets in a high performance computing environment.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research and service as appropriate to the position. We strongly encourage applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity. These statements, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various under-represented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of equitable access and diversity in education; and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students.

To apply, please go to the following link: recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01731

Please be prepared to include a Cover Letter, your most recent Curriculum Vitae and three references. Primary consideration given to applications received by January 20th, 2020.

Earliest start date of April 1st but no later than July 1st, 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 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
  • Statement of Research – Please provide a statement listing the following:
  • Research demonstrated by experience working with mechanistic vegetation or land surface models or large geospatial datasets in a high performance computing environment. (Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
    (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

    3-5 letters of reference required

How to apply

  1. Create an ApplicantID
  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information

Get started: press Apply Now

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For more information about your rights, see the EEO is the Law Supplement.
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Postdoctoral Scholar in Data Science and Movement Data Analytics - MOVE@UCSB Laboratory

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 20th, 2019 (Pacific Time)

 

Next review date: Monday, Jan 20, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

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

Final date: Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

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 UCSB Department of Geography seeks a Postdoctoral Scholar in Data Science and Movement Data Analytics.

The postdoc will be engaged in multiple projects on analysis, modeling, and simulation of movement. The aim is to develop data science approaches to study movement in different contexts including human mobility, migration, health geography, and movement ecology. The postdoctoral scholar will work with Dr. Somayeh Dodge and her team to incorporate latest machine learning methods and simulation techniques into data fusion, analysis, and modeling of movement using geo-enriched trajectory data sets obtained from GPS or other location aware sensors.

MOVE@UCSB engages in conducting cutting-edge basic and applied research to study movement and spatiotemporal processes such as human mobility, animal movement, migration, disease diffusion, natural hazards (e.g. wildfires, hurricanes). Using large arrays of geo-enriched tracking data sets, MOVE@UCSB advances Spatial Data Science methodologies for movement data analytics, knowledge discovery, deep learning, modeling, agent-based simulation, and visualization.

For more information about MOVE@UCSB please see: http://move.geog.ucsb.edu.

Qualifications:
Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD in Geography, GIScience, Computer Science, Data Science, or other related
disciplines except the dissertation at the time of application, with a background in developing quantitative methods, data analytics,
geocomputation, or geosimulation tools and knowledge of programming (Python, R, or Java).

Additional Qualifications:

    PhD awarded by the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in developing quantitative methods , data analytics, geocomputation or geosimulation tools
  • Advanced knowledge of programming (Python, R or Java)
  • Previous experience in movement data analytics or big data analytics
  • Background in computational research and familiarity with algorithmic optimization

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. We strongly encourage applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity. These statements, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various under-represented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of equitable access and diversity in education; and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students.

To apply, please go to the following link: recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01722

Please be prepared to include a Cover Letter, your most recent Curriculum Vitae and three references. Primary consideration given to applications received by January 20th, 2020.

Earliest start date of March 2nd but no later than June 27th, 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 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
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

    3-5 letters of reference required

How to apply

  1. Create an ApplicantID
  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information

Get started: press Apply Now

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.
See our Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act Annual Security Reports.

Postdoctoral Scholar in Geographic Visualization and Spatial Cognition - MOVE@UCSB Laboratory

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 19th, 2019 (Pacific Time)

 

Next review date: Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

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

Final date: Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

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 UCSB Department of Geography seeks a PostDoctoral Scholar in Geographic Visualization and Spatial Cognition.

The postdoc will be engaged in an NSF funded project entitled: “Visualizing Motion: A Framework for the Cartography of Movement”. The project aims to develop and evaluate cartographic theories and tools to understand how humans perceive movement patterns using different visualization forms. The postdoctoral fellow will work with Dr. Somayeh Dodge and her team to develop visualization methods and evaluate the usability of cartographic techniques for mapping movement patterns and the interaction between individuals in space and time. MOVE@UCSB engages in conducting cutting-edge basic and applied research to study movement and spatiotemporal processes such as human mobility, animal movement, migration, disease diffusion, natural hazards (e.g. wildfires, hurricanes). Using large arrays of geo-enriched tracking data sets, MOVE@UCSB advances Spatial Data Science methodologies for movement data analytics, knowledge discovery, deep learning, modeling, agent-based simulation, and visualization.

For more information about MOVE@UCSB please see: http://move.geog.ucsb.edu.

Qualifications:
Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD in Geography, GIScience, Computer Science, Cartography, Psychology or other related disciplines, except the dissertation at the time of application, with a background in cartography or data visualization at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications:

    PhD awarded by the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in visual perception and spatial cognition
  • Previous experience in cartographic mapping and analysis of movement data
  • Proficiency in two or more of the following programming languages (Java, JavaScript, Processing, HTML, etc.)
  • Familiarity with web and/or software development
  • Knowledge of experimental design for applied spatial cognition research

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. We strongly encourage applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity. These statements, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various under-represented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of equitable access and diversity in education; and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students.

To apply, please go to the following link: recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01701

Please be prepared to include a Cover Letter, your most recent Curriculum Vitae and three references. Primary consideration given to applications received by January 15th, 2020.

Earliest start date of February 3rd but no later than April 6th, 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 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
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

    3-5 letters of reference required

How to apply

  1. Create an ApplicantID
  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information

Get started: press Apply Now

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.
See our Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act Annual Security Reports.

Tenured Professor in Geographic Information Science and Dangermond Endowed Chair

Tenured Professor in Geographic Information Science and Dangermond Endowed Chair

Job #JPF01573

  • College of Letters & Science – Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences – Geography

 

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 10th, 2019

Next review date: Monday, Dec 16, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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 University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Geography invites applications for the Jack and Laura Dangermond Endowed Chair in Geography. This will be a Tenured faculty position at the level of Associate or Full Professor in Geographic Information Science, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. The Department is looking for an individual with active research and teaching interests in Geographic Information Science (GIScience). The successful candidate will be broadly trained with interdisciplinary experience and a commitment to disciplines directly relevant to GIScience. We are particularly interested in applicants who have made and will continue to make significant contributions to either the modeling, representation, retrieval, integration, visualization, and/or analysis of spatial data.

Responsibilities of faculty members generally include teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentorship of graduate students, participation in university service and professional activities, and the development of an actively funded research program of the highest quality. Only applicants with a PhD in an appropriate field at the time of application will be considered. Applicants with a record of research and professional activity commensurate with a tenured appointment will be given preference. A demonstrated record of excellence in research, and a record of (or potential for) outstanding teaching are desired. Successful candidates will have a record of collaborative research, and will be able to leverage synergies within the Department of Geography. The University 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.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Contribution to Diversity (Optional)
  • Applicants will need to provide contact information for 3 references

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Santa Barbara. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. The department encourages all applicants to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service.

Applications received by December 16, 2019 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01573

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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

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

Reference requirements

  • 3-4 required (contact information only)
Part Time Lecturer Position in Geography

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 25th, 2019

 

Next review date: April 1st, 2019

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

Final date: October 31st, 2019

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 the upcoming openings. 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
percentage times may range. The salary is based on UC’s salary scales and dependent upon qualifications.

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: The minimum qualifications required to be an applicant are 2 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 Summer 2019 session begins on June 24, 2019).

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.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01479

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and teaching evaluations. Applicants should also provide contact information only for three references. The posting will remain open until October 31, 2019 to accommodate department needs. Appointments for fall quarter are usually reviewed in September, winter quarter in November, and for spring quarter in February (if applicable). The pool will close on October 31, 2019; 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

  • 3 required (contact information only)

How to apply

  1. Create an ApplicantID
  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information

Get started: press Apply Now

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.
See our Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act Annual Security Reports.