Posted on: 30 November, 2018
Application deadline: January 14, 2019

Assistant Professor, Spatial Statistics and Quantitative Methods, School of Geography & Development, University of Arizona, USA

Job Title: Assistant Professor, Spatial Statistics and Quantitative Methods

Link to Apply: https://uacareers.com/postings/33736

Review of Applications Begins: January 14, 2019

Job Description:

The School of Geography and Development seeks a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor in spatial statistics and quantitative methods who will advance the School’s research in the use of such methods to address pressing social, political, and economic issues in cities. Research priorities are for a scholar using data science and/or modelling to analyze complex, large data sets, such as population or Census, Smart Cities, finance, policing and emergencies, transportation, logistics, communications, energy or sustainability. We may show preference for applicants whose research aligns with the School’s cross-cutting initiatives in Future Geographies or Environmental and Social Justice.

Please note that if invited to a campus interview, candidates will be asked whether it is permissible to video or audio record their research talk and to post it on a limited-access account to ensure that voting eligible members of the relevant unit have access to information in the event they are unable to attend the presentation(s). Any recordings that are made will be subject to the university retention schedule and will be accessible only to authorized university personnel.

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties and Responsibilities:

The Assistant Professor will teach a mix of undergraduate and graduate courses in quantitative methods and in topical areas to support our programs in Urban and Regional Development and Geographic Information Systems and Technology. Instructional duties may involve a mix of in-person and on-line offerings. The appointee will also participate in the activities of the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Statistics. The distribution of effort will normally be 40% Research, 40% Teaching, and 20% Service.

Minimum Qualifications:

We seek a scholar with a strong research record and a promising agenda for future work. A Ph.D. in Geography or a related field is required by the time of appointment. Applicants in related fields            should demonstrate that their research is sufficiently geographical to fit within a multi-faceted Geography department.

Please contact the hiring department if you have any questions about the recruitment:

Posting Detail Information
Posting Number F21717
Number of Vacancies One
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates David Plane  plane@email.arizona.edu
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 01/14/2019
Special Instructions Summary For the writing sample, please provide a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service/outreach.

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Diversity Statement At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.
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