Assistant Professor

for University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA

Job Description

## Posting Summary:

The University of Virginia College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Department of Environmental Sciences invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in remote sensing of Earth surface processes. We seek candidates who are dedicated to our mission and passionate about research and teaching in a world-class institution. Examples of research areas that would strengthen and enhance our existing program include, but are not limited to, the application of remote sensing to hydrological, geomorphological, ecological, and atmospheric processes, especially as related to land use, land surface, and climate change. Regardless of research focus, we wish to hire an outstanding scientist who will thrive in an interdisciplinary department.

In addition to developing external funding to support research endeavors, candidates will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and provide service to the University, Department, and professional organizations.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2015. The anticipated appointment start date will be August 25, 2016. Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph. D. in the relevant field by May 2016 and must hold a Ph. D. at the time of appointment. Successful candidates will be expected to teach an introductory course on remote sensing from a physical basis to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, along with a follow-on class on remote sensing applications at a similar level.

To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs. virginia. edu), search on posting number 0617276 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, sample publications submitted as writing sample 1, and contact information for three references.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to:
Todd Scanlon, tms2v@virginia. edu

Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to:
Rachel Short, rbs2n@virginia. edu, 434- 924-7763.

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

## University Leadership Characteristics:

*For Thomas Jefferson, learning was an integral part of life. The "academical village" is based on the assumption that the life of the mind is a pursuit for all participants in the University, that learning is a lifelong and shared process, and that interaction between scholars and students enlivens the pursuit of knowledge. *

University Human Resources strives to identify applicants who will contribute as high potential employees, leaders and managers. We employ individuals who foster and promote the University mission and purpose. Successful candidates exemplify Uncommon Integrity; they are honest, trusted, team-oriented and live the core values of the University. These candidates display Great Judgment, by practicing evidence-based decision-making. They are Strategically Focused by contributing to and achieving department goals and vision. They set high performance standards and hold themselves accountable by Aggressively Executing these standards. These employees also develop a Deep Passion for the University and the impact it has on students, faculty, alumni and community. Successful candidates identify their personal career goals and development opportunities. They contribute to team success by Leading Talent through individual efforts.

## Employment Conditions for Faculty

U. Va. will perform background checks including receipt of official transcripts from the institution granting the highest degree for all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

## EO/AA Statement:

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

*Rank:* Assistant Professor

*Required Applicant Documents:* CV / ResumeCover LetterContact information for 3 References - name, email, phoneWriting Sample1

*Department:* Department of Environmental Sciences

*Academic Year for Position? (e. g. 2015):* 2017

*Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? :* No

*Posting Date:* 09-18-2015

*Location:* Charlottesville

*Employment Posting Category:* Faculty

*E-mail a Friend:* jobs. virginia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=77240

*Appointment Type:* Teaching and Research

*Preferred EducationWhat level of education is preferred to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response

*Position Type:* Teaching and Research Faculty

*Posting for UVA Employees Only:* No Response

*Area of Interest:* No Response

*Type of Application:(required to apply for this posting):* Candidate Profile

*Required ExperienceWhat is the minimum level of relevant experience required to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response

*Posting Number:* 0617276

*Tenure Status:* Tenure Track

*Organization (Position Organization):* 31795 AS-Environmental Sciences

*Preferred ExperienceWhat is the minimum level of relevant experience preferred to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response

*Closing Date:* Open Until Filled

*Working Title:* Assistant Professor

*Required EducationWhat is the minimum level of formal education required to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response

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