OKLAHOMA, NORMAN 73019.  The Department of Geography at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in remote sensing, beginning August 16, 2007. Ph.D. required at time of appointment. Postdoctoral research experience is preferred. Salary and rank commensurate with experience.




The University of Oklahoma is an active member of University Consortium of Geographic Information Science. .The Center for Spatial Analysis (CSA), which with the Department is a unit in the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, leads GIS and RS activities on the campus. Communities within the University offer collaborative research opportunities in areas

such as landscape ecology, urban remote sensing, natural hazards and risk modeling, public health, and hydrology and water resources.  The University, through campus-wide strategic research initiatives, is building centers of excellence in Radar Meteorology, Life Sciences, and Applied Social Sciences. CSA has established collaborative networks that bring together remote

sensing and GIS researchers in support of these campus-wide strategic research initiatives in the areas of weather-related decision support systems, applied psychology, ecosystem modeling, and ecology and evolutionary biology. Both the Department and CSA are associated with the

National Weather Center, which provides opportunities in radar and satellite meteorology.




The Department seeks an individual with expertise in remote sensing of the natural or built environment and in developing innovative remote sensing methodologies, and who has the ability and desire to engage in interdisciplinary research. He or she is expected to play a key role in strengthening and delivering the Department's remote sensing curriculum at both graduate and undergraduate levels, develop a personal research program in remote sensing, and participate in campus-wide research initiatives.  The successful candidate will have a record of publication in remote sensing, strong potential to obtain external funding to support research and graduate students, and college-level teaching experience. Active engagement in remote sensing professional organizations is highly desirable. The regular teaching load in the department is two courses per semester with opportunities to buy out courses.




Letters of application should include concise reviews of teaching experience, research plans and accomplishments, and ongoing efforts in developing innovative basic or applied remote sensing research.  The application package should include the applicant's C.V. and two samples of

the applicant's published research.  Names and contact information for three referees must be included in the application package. The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2006 and continue until the position is filled.




Apply by email to Dr. May Yuan, Remote Sensing Search Committee Chair, Department of Geography, The University of Oklahoma. Norman, OK 73019.

<mailto:myuan@ou.edu> myuan@ou.edu.