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Tenured Professor in Geographic Information Science and Dangermond Endowed Chair Position – UC Santa Barbara  

Tenured Faculty Position Geographic Information Science (GIScience) – Department of Geography

The University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Geography invites applications for the Jack and Laura Dangermond Endowed Chair in Geography. This will be a Tenured faculty position at the level of Associate or Full Professor in Geographic Information Science, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. The Department is looking for an individual with active research and teaching interests in Geographic Information Science (GIScience). The successful candidate will be broadly trained with interdisciplinary experience and a commitment to disciplines directly relevant to GIScience. We are particularly interested in applicants who have made and will continue to make significant contributions to either the modeling, representation, retrieval, integration, visualization, and/or analysis of spatial data.

Responsibilities of faculty members generally include teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentorship of graduate students, participation in university service and professional activities, and the development of an actively funded research program of the highest quality. Only applicants with a PhD in an appropriate field at the time of application will be considered. Applicants with a record of research and professional activity commensurate with a tenured appointment will be given preference. A demonstrated record of excellence in research, and a record of (or potential for) outstanding teaching are desired. Successful candidates will have a record of collaborative research, and will be able to leverage synergies within the Department of Geography. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Contribution to Diversity (Optional)
  • Applicants will need to provide contact information for 3 references

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Santa Barbara. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. The department encourages all applicants to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service.

Applications received by December 16, 2019 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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