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The University of California, Merced is a dynamic new university campus in
Merced, California. The University opened in September 2005 as the tenth
campus of the University of California and the first American research
university in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the
University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest
quality, UC Merced offers research-centered and student-oriented
educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral
levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and
Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts.

The School of Engineering is proud of its faculty’s accomplishments and our
rapid growth. Over the past five years, undergraduate and graduate
enrollments have grown by 65 percent. The School currently has 49 faculty
members, 1,400 undergraduates, and over 140 graduate students. The campus
opened a new Science and Engineering Building in 2014 and will begin to
undertake a massive building program that will more than double the campus
building areas beginning in 2017.

UC Merced invites applications for a full-time (9 month), tenure-track
faculty position in Geospatial Analysis and Remote Sensing at the Assistant
Professor rank. We seek scholars who can contribute to the
interdisciplinary research environment at UC Merced. We are particularly
interested in individuals with interests and expertise in geospatial
analysis, geographic information science, and/or remote sensing as it
applies to problems in environmental engineering, environmental
sustainability, and/or food-energy-water nexus. Exceptional candidates in
other innovative and relevant application areas, such as geomatics, modern
photogrammetry, and/or spatial data infrastructure, are also encouraged to
apply, but the expectation is that the candidate will teach geospatial
analysis and modeling, and remote sensing at the undergraduate and graduate
level within an environmental engineering curriculum. Competitive
candidates will have interest in identifying with existing programs,
particularly interdisciplinary programs in sustainability-related areas,
not limited to the Environmental Systems Graduate Group (, the Sierra Nevada Research Institute (, UC Water ( and/or UC Solar (

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in one of the academic fields of civil and/or
environmental engineering, environmental science, environmental remote
sensing, GIScience, geoinformatics, geography or a closely related field,
are required. Demonstrated or strong potential for excellence in
scholarship, demonstrated or strong potential for excellence in teaching of
diverse populations is also required. Postdoctoral or teaching experience
is preferred. Appointments will be effective July, 2017, or later.

Deadline: Positions are open until filled; consideration of applications
will begin on December 1, 2016. Applications must be submitted via the
website, and must include (1) a cover letter stating area of interest, (2)
curriculum vitae (3) research statement, (4) teaching statement, (5)
diversity statement, and (6) names of five references with contact
information, including mailing address, phone number, and email address.
Letters of reference are not required at this time. Once the search
committee has determined the short list of candidates, the search committee
chair will request letters of recommendation at that time.

The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the
achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The
University is supportive of dual career couples. Salary is commensurate
with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

Open September 16th, 2016 through June 30th, 2017. Review of applicants
begins December 1st, 2016.

Merced, CA

·         Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

·         Cover Letter

·         Statement of Research

·         Statement of Teaching

·         Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing
past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research,
teaching, and/or service.

5 references required (contact information only)

For questions, please contact search chair, Prof. Josh Viers at

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