Three Assistant Research Professor Openings, South Dakota State University

The Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence of South Dakota State University seeks a person with considerable research experience focused on terrestrial remote sensing science and applications in each of three research areas:

1) Fusion of multi-temporal Landsat and MODIS data for systematic terrestrial monitoring at global scale; deployment of the monitoring system on high performance computing facilities

2) Landscape ecology with emphasis on impacts of land cover/land use and climate change on grassland and wetland ecosystems, and conservation planning in fragmented agricultural landscapes

3) Land cover/land use change in South American tropical ecosystems using multispectral and hyperspectral data.

Each position is externally funded at the 10-month level. Each successful candidate is expected to secure externally funded research grants, recruit, and mentor Ph.D. students and post-doctoral researchers, and undertake service to international and/or national research organizations and to the research and university communities.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in Geography or appropriate related field with a background in remote sensing; minimum of three years of experience conducting externally funded research; scholarly activity, including collaborative research and peer-reviewed publications as first author; Principal Investigator on at least one research proposal submitted to a U.S. federal funding agency (excluding post-doctoral fellowships); demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; ability to work collegially in a group setting; and commitment to principles of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity.

Desired qualifications differ by position:

1) Experience developing, refining, and implementing algorithms to process large volumes of remote sensing data using C and scripts in a Linux environment; and strong publication record in terrestrial remote sensing

2) Experience working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team composed of hydrologists, atmospheric scientists, and wildlife biologists; and strong publication record in both applied and theoretical ecology

3) Field experience with governmental agencies and NGOs working in the tropics/Amazon; and experience managing/supervising students and/or technical staff.

Questions: contact the search committee chair, Dr. David Roy via email at

To Apply: To view full position descriptions and to apply, visit https://YourFutu=, search for the position, and follow the electronic application process. For questions on the electronic employment process, contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128.  SDSU is an AA/EEO employer.

Deadline: July 5, 2013.

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