2 Positions available in Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis group – University of Zurich

P O S I T I O N  1:

Fixed-term Senior Research Associate/Lecturer ("Oberassistent") Position in
GIScience/Geovisualization

The Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis group at the University of
Zurich invites applications for a fixed-term Senior Research Associate/Lecturer
position in Geographic Information Science/Geovisualization.  The position is
housed in the UZH Geography Department, and associated with its internationally
reputed GIScience Center.  The appointment will be made on an annual basis for
the first year (starting November 1, 2011) with opportunity for multi-year
extensions (potentially up to 9 years).

We seek an established and highly motivated researcher who will bring an
innovative research agenda to our group, and who will be successful in
obtaining external funding, leading a own research group, work effectively on
interdisciplinary and collaborative projects, including
graduate-student supervisory committees, and teach a variety of graduate
seminars and undergraduate courses in the department’s GIScience
curriculum.  Ideally, the substantive domains of contribution within GIScience
include geographic information visualization/geovisual analytics, GIScience &
spatial cognition, quantitative (empirical) research methods, or related areas.
A strong background in quantitative data analysis (i.e., statistics) would be an
advantage.  A completed PhD in Geography or a closely related discipline (e.g.,
Cognitive Science/Psychology, Computer Science, etc.) is required. Applications
from women and under represented groups are highly encouraged.

Apply with a statement of interest, a current curriculum vitae, including a list
of publications, a maximum of three sample reprints/preprints (as PDFs), and the
names and contact information for at least three references.  For
more background information about this position, please visit us on the Web
at http://www.geo.uzh.ch/giva or direct any informal inquiries about this
position to the address below. 

Apply to: Dr. Sara I. Fabrikant, Geographic Information Visualization &
Analysis, Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstr. 190
CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland, Email: sara@geo.uzh.ch (subject: Senior Lecturer),
phone: +41-44-635-5110, fax: +41-44-635-6848. Review of applications will begin
September 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

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P O S I T I O N  2:

Doctoral Research Assistant Position 
Project: animated visual analytics of movement (AniMOVE)

The Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis group at the University of
Zurich invites applications for a doctoral research assistant position in
Geographic Information Science/Geovisualization to work on a 3-year research
project funded by the Swiss National Science Fund.  The highly motivated
successful applicant will be asked to develop dynamic and animated graphical
displays of movement data and empirically evaluate how coordinated
spatio-temporal events are perceived and understood by humans.

Applicants are required to have successfully completed a Masters degree in a
relevant area, e.g., Geography, Geoinformatics, Computer Science or
Psychology/Cognitive Science. You are interested in empirical geovisualization
research and have solid knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methodologies
for interactive display design and empirical data collection and analysis. You
have programming skills and are confident in, for example, writing scripts to
perform multiple analyses. You have a proven ability to work independently on
guided projects, and are interested in presenting your results orally and in
writing to a larger scientific audience. You have a good standard of written and
spoken English and knowledge of German, whilst not required, would be an
advantage.

The position, housed in the UZH Geography Department and its Graduate School of
Geography, and associated with its internationally reputed GIScience Center,
will start on November 1 2010, or as soon as possible thereafter.  For more
background information about the research group, please visit us on the Web at
http://www.geo.uzh.ch/giva or direct any informal enquiries about the position
to the address below.

Apply to: Dr. Sara Irina Fabrikant, Geographic Information Visualization &
Analysis, Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstr. 190
CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland, Email: sara@geo.uzh.ch (subject: Ph.D.), phone:
+41-44-635-5110, fax: +41-44-635-6848. Review of applications will begin
September 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. 
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