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Assistant Professor Spatial & Environmental Data Science

18.11.2019 - University of California, Davis, USA

The University of California at Davis is pleased to announce the recruitment for a tenure-track faculty position in Spatial and Environmental Data Science. The successful candidate will join the Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Criteria for appointment include: a Ph.D. or equivalent in environmental science, data science/informatics, hydrology, soil science, ecology, geography, atmospheric science, applied statistics, computer science or a closely related field, a record of excellence in scholarly research, and demonstrable potential to establish a competitively-funded research program. We seek an outstanding scholar to conduct research in environmental informatics using advanced big data and/or geospatial techniques to study spatial and temporal environmental patterns and processes. The appointee will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in GIS and in Environmental Data Science, and a graduate level course in their area of expertise (average of 2.5 courses per year), be actively involved in undergraduate advising, curricular development and department and university service. The appointee is also expected to guide and mentor graduate students and participate in research and outreach/engagement programs consistent with the mission of the CA Agricultural Experiment Station. The appointee must further demonstrate interest, understanding, and commitment to contributing to diversity.

Applicants should submit materials via the following website:

Additional inquiries should be directed to Dr. Yufang Jin, Recruitment Advisory Committee Chair at

The position will remain open until filled but to ensure consideration, applications should be received by December 31st, 2019.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Dr. Helen E. Dahlke
Associate Professor in Integrated Hydrologic Sciences
University of California, Davis
Department of Land, Air and Water Resources
Phone: 530-302-5358