Faculty Position in Remote Sensing and Spatial Modeling – Brown University

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August 9, 2012

Position: Assistant Professor – Environmental Remote Sensing

The Environmental Change Initiative (ECI), Brown University, invites applications for a Brown University tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Remote Sensing. We seek a scholar who uses remotely sensed data to analyze the multiscalar and complex relationships between human societies and the natural environment. Requirements include a Ph.D. in an environmentally-relevant social or natural science, a record of achievement in the use of remotely sensed data in environmental science-focused research demonstrated by peer reviewed publications and/or externally funded research, and a commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching. We seek candidates whose research interests and expertise complement and strengthen existing ECI research foci in land change science, biogeochemical processes, and conservation science. The successful candidate should integrate research efforts with environmentally relevant natural and social sciences spanning sociology, ecology, evolutionary biology and geological and climate science and have experience working in an interdisciplinary team. In addition to remotely sensed data, we are interested in candidates who broadly incorporate geospatial technologies in their research. S/he will maintain an active, externally-funded research program and be involved in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. ECI fosters interdisciplinary research and education in the environmental sciences at Brown. The University is making investments in the ECI including new resources for interdisciplinary research, post-doctoral research appointments, graduate education and a cooperative graduate program with the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) at Woods Hole. The candidate will be a core faculty member of the ECI with an appointment in a tenure-granting department such as Sociology, Geological Sciences, or Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Appointment is expected at the Assistant Professor level, although exceptional circumstances would warrant appointment at a higher level. The department appointment will require that the candidate’s qualifications are commensurate with the tenuring department’s standards for a tenured or tenure-track appointment

Requirements include a Ph.D. in an environmentally-related discipline, a record of achievement in the use of remotely sensed data in environmental science-focused research, and a commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest addressed to Jack Mustard, Search Committee Chair, Environmental Change Initiative, along with a current CV, teaching and research statements, and 3 letters of reference for the Assistant Professor position.

Applications should be submitted through Interfolio at http://www.interfolio.com/apply/12528 and must be received by September 6, 2012 in order to receive full consideration.

For administrative questions regarding this position please contact Bonnie Horta at Bernadette_Horta@brown.edu or (401) 863-3032.

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