Search underway for assistant professor of GIScience

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 11:10am


Tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in geographic information science (GIScience). We are interested in candidates who will strengthen the Department of Geography’s research and teaching program and help build strong connections to other relevant science communities. GIScience research in the department is coordinated through the GeoVISTA Center (, an interdisciplinary GIScience unit based in Geography involving several core faculty members and numerous related faculty from departments across campus. Candidates with research expertise in any area of GIScience will be considered. Excellence in teaching, research, and service is expected, as is extramural funding. Participation in the department’s online programs, such as the Masters of Geographic Information Systems (MGIS), is also expected. Applicants should submit, in digital form: 1) a letter describing how they would contribute to the department’s teaching and research program; 2) a complete curriculum vitae; and 3) the names and addresses (including e-mail and fax) of three to five references. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2012, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications from women and under-represented groups are encouraged.  Ph.D. should be in-hand at time of application.

Apply: Dr. Alexander Klippel, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Geography, The Pennsylvania State University, 302 Walker Building, University Park, PA 16802 Phone: (814) 865-3433; Fax: (814) 863-7943; E-mail:

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