Open Rank Faculty Position in Remote Sensing – University of South Carolina

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August 22, 2012

Job Available: Open Rank Faculty Position in Remote Sensing – University of South Carolina

The Department of Geography at the University of South Carolina invites applications for an open rank (Assistant/Associate/Full) tenure-track position with expertise in Remote Sensing to begin August 16, 2013. Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Geography or a closely related field, demonstration of a strong record of publication in top remote sensing journals, grant activity, and involvement in national and international remote sensing and GIScience organizations. We particularly seek candidates with demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in theoretical and conceptual issues in remote sensing, including photogrammetric, multi- and hyperspectral, thermal infrared, or active microwave (RADAR) sensors. Preferred candidates will have research interests that complement and expand our existing strengths in the theoretical foundations and application of remote sensing, leadership in national/international remote sensing organizations, a record of graduate student mentoring and placement, and have the ability to work with interdisciplinary groups on and off campus. The successful candidate will join a vibrant, high-ranking department that offers bachelors, masters, and PhD degrees with a strong tradition in GISciences. The department has excellent, recently renovated facilities that house several specialized activities, including the GISciences Research Laboratory, Climate Research Laboratory, Earth Surface Pattern and Process Laboratory Complex, South Carolina Applied Landscape Ecology (SCALE) Lab, Center for Excellence in Geographic Education, and the Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute.

The University of South Carolina (USC) has been designated as one of only 62 public and 32 private academic institutions with “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Carnegie Foundation also recognizes USC for its strong community engagement. The University has over 28,000 students on the main campus, 350 degree programs, and a nationally ranked library system. Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, is a dynamic center for government, business, and the arts, and has a population of over 650,000 in the greater metropolitan area.

To apply, candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and experience, names and contact information (including email addresses) of four referees, and a letter of application that outlines research interests, accomplishments, and potential fit within the USC Geography Department.

All application materials should be submitted electronically to Dr. Michael E. Hodgson, Search Committee Chair ( For full consideration, completed applications must be received by October 25, 2012, but the search will continue until a suitable candidate is appointed.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

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