Assistant Professor, GIS

New Brunswick, NJ

The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, seeks a full-time Tenure Track Assistant Professor Faculty Position in Urban Planning, Public Policy, Public Informatics, and Health Administration to deliver introductory and advanced teaching of Geographic Information Science. The Bloustein School is committed to hiring a candidate who, through their teaching, research and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of geospatial thinking across program areas in the school, and will help link the complexities of our growing informatics area with a substantive field of specialization.

Instructional responsibilities may involve teaching Geographic Information Science at the doctoral and masters levels (in the Master of City and Regional Planning, Master of Public Informatics, Master of Health Administration, Master of Public Policy), as well as in the school’s undergraduate programs (eg, health administration, public health, urban planning and policy development, and others). Instructional duties might involve non-traditional teaching such as online, certificate or executive training.

The minimum requirement is a PhD in Geography, GiScience, Geoinformatics, Urban Planning, Public Policy, or a related discipline.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in spatial analysis and data science, and demonstrate a record of conducting GIScience research and having subject matter expertise in one or more areas of relevance to the school such as health, urban planning, public policy, transportation and mobility, environmental resilience, economic development, and other areas. An interest or specialty in health-related issues is a plus. We are also looking for evidence of knowledge in emerging GIScience research, such as open-source, mobile geospatial technologies, geovisualization, spatial statistics, spatial-temporal analysis, machine learning, web-based application development, and artificial intelligence. The successful candidate will preferably also have prior teaching experience.

Additional desirable criteria are refereed research in high-impact journals, presentations in national and international conferences, success in obtaining in external grants, the ability to successfully collaborate with researchers in one or more of Bloustein’s research centers, and the ability to network with external stakeholders and to communicate through new media and other sources, beyond the traditional scholarly outputs.

The Bloustein School values interdisciplinary scholars who teach and research across disciplines. Applicants must have doctorates, and we strongly prefer that they have their degree by May 31, 2020. We are committed to a diverse workforce and maintaining a learning and working environment that is welcoming to all. Salaries and benefit packages and other forms of professional support offered by the university are competitive.

Rutgers is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to expanding the educational diversity of its faculty and students and encourages applications from a broad variety of candidates.

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