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[Met-jobs] Tenure-track Faculty Position at the University of South Carolina (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Tue, 21 Aug 2012 08:21:51 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

REMOTE SENSING POSITION

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, 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 materials should
be submitted electronically to Dr. Michael E. Hodgson, Search Committee
Chair (hodgsonm@sc.edu <mailto:hodgsonm@mailbox.sc.edu>). 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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