October 2015
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[Met-jobs] Assistant Professor position in remote sensing of Earth surface processes

From Stephan de Wekker <>
Date Sat, 31 Oct 2015 06:14:12 -0400

The University of Virginia College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Department of Environmental Sciences invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in remote sensing of Earth surface processes. We seek candidates who are dedicated to our mission and passionate about research and teaching in a world-class institution. Examples of research areas that would strengthen and enhance our existing program include, but are not limited to, the application of remote sensing to hydrological, geomorphological, ecological, and atmospheric processes, especially as related to land use, land surface, and climate change. Regardless of research focus, we wish to hire an outstanding scientist who will thrive in an interdisciplinary department.

In addition to developing external funding to support research endeavors, candidates will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and provide service to the University, Department, and professional organizations.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2015. The anticipated appointment start date will be August 25, 2016. Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by May 2016 and must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Successful candidates will be expected to teach an introductory course on remote sensing from a physical basis to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, along with a follow-on class on remote sensing applications at a similar level.

To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (, search on posting number 0617276 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, sample publications submitted as writing sample 1, and contact information for three references.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to:
Todd Scanlon,

Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to:
Rachel Short,, 434- 924-7763.

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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