Faculty position – Geovisualization

Faculty position – Geovisualization

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Geovisualization

The George Mason University, Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science (http://ggs.gmu.edu/) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor-level beginning August 2014 with a specialization in geovisualization. Higher academic rank and/or tenure status may be considered depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

They are seeking a scholar who will complement and enhance the department’s reputation for excellence in research, and undergraduate and graduate instruction. The selected candidate will teach a 2:2 load of core and advanced courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels of the department, as well as develop new courses in an area of specialization.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in computer science, geoinformatics, geography, or a related field, with a strong quantitative background. The successful candidate will have a strong research interest in geovisualization and interdisciplinary activities, with example areas including interactive visualization, novel display media (e.g., virtual and augmented reality), design and analysis of novel visual representations for (big) geospatial data, human-computer interface design, image cognition for knowledge discovery and representation, and visual data mining.

The successful candidate should also have a strong commitment to research and teaching excellence, and is expected to develop an externally funded research program. Strong consideration will be given to candidates with demonstrated research and teaching experience in one or more of the above-mentioned areas. Excellent oral and written communication skills, a proven record of external research funding, as well as graduate student supervision is highly desirable. In addition, the ability to work in interdisciplinary research teams would be considered an asset.

For full consideration, applicants must apply online at http://jobs.gmu.edu for position number F8540z. Candidates must also submit with their online application a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of the candidate’s teaching and research philosophy, and names and contact information of at least three references. Questions about the position should be directed to Prof. Dieter Pfoser at dpfoser[at]gmu.edu. For details on the position, please visit https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/32126.

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2014, and the position will remain open until filled.

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