Tenure-track Faculty Position in Spatial Technologies and Data Science for Environmental Applications University of Windsor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) Canada

Tenure-track Faculty Position in Spatial Technologies and Data Science for Environmental Applications

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Friday, March 1, 2019 - 23:45

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES), in the Faculty of Science at the University of Windsor, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, in Geographic Information Science (GISc) and Remote Sensing (RS), and their environmental applications, commencing July 1, 2019. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.


EES comprises 15 faculty and 3 support staff and is home to two undergraduate (Bachelor of Environmental Science and Bachelor of Environmental Studies) and two graduate (M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Earth Science) degree programs. Research conducted by EES faculty is diverse and includes nutrient loading and linkages to land management practices; environmental tracers and their application to ecosystems and water, air, and soil quality; trophic ecology and impacts to aquatic food webs; shoreline management and risk mitigation; application of hydrology, hydrogeology, biogeochemistry, and geochemistry to resource extraction and environmental sustainability; and spatial technologies and modelling of urban, rural, and natural environments. Research is funded through national granting councils (NSERC), and by industry, government, and local community partners through R&D agreements. Several EES faculty also have appointments and maintain central facilities at the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER). To learn more about us, please visit our website at http://www.uwindsor.ca/EES.


EES is seeking a candidate with energy and vision that will: a) contribute to the development of new and relevant spatial technology and data science courses, b) instruct undergraduate and graduate students in spatial/data technologies and their application to environmental systems and problems; c) contribute to a new GISc certificate that is currently being developed, d) contribute to the development of a new freshwater sustainability professional M.Sc. program; and e) create a vigorous, externally-funded research program focused on environmental applications of GISc/RS.


The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. at the time of appointment in GISc, RS, geomatics, spatial science, environmental science, geography, or a related field, preferably with a strong research background in one or more of the following areas: Great Lakes basin sustainability (preferably with an atmospheric or terrestrial focus); environmental and numerical modeling; sensor networks and real-time data capture; integration and synthesis of large spatial datasets for environmental assessment, management and prediction; and machine learning for spatial simulation and geovisualization. The candidate must demonstrate a history of, or potential for, research excellence, preferably through refereed publications and grants/fellowships, as well as evidence of, or potential for, teaching effectiveness, preferably in both traditional and alternative (e.g., online) learning environments. Strong English communication and interpersonal skills are required.


The ideal candidate will also be able to demonstrate proficiency in one or more of the following areas: a) spatial technologies (e.g., GPS, UAVs), b) GIS/RS software (proprietary and open source), c) database development and usage of DBMS, d) creation of spatial applications using multiple programming languages, and e) integrating data within spatial portal frameworks for decision-making purposes. Experience in undergraduate and graduate supervision is desirable and field application of a variety of spatial technologies would be an asset.


Application Requirements

  • a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
  • a detailed, current curriculum vitae;
  • samples of scholarly writing, including (if applicable) clear indications of your contribution to any jointly authored pieces;
  • a teaching dossier or teaching portfolio showing a potential for or evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence. This may include sample instructional syllabi/outlines, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests. (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at http://www.uwindsor.ca/ctl/390/teaching-and-learning-resources
  • graduate transcripts; and
  • three (3) current letters of reference forwarded directly by the referees to the Head of EES at the address or email listed below.


Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application (http://www.uwindsor.ca/facultypositions), and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of March 1, 2019. Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee.



When completing the online application, please reference

Position number: 002136TT-2019-EES


Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Dr. Joel E. Gagnon, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences,
Faculty of Science, University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, ON N9B 3P4
Phone: (519) 253-3000 x 3010, Email: jgagnon@uwindsor.ca


The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 15,500 students. We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator (recruit@uwindsor.ca). Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (http://www.uwindsor.ca/ohrea). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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