Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing and Data Science - Tenders Global

Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing and Data Science

Colorado State University

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Working Title Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing and Data Science
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Is this position eligible for hybrid or remote work? No
Posting Number 202200472F
Proposed Annual Salary Range $75,000 to $80,000
Employee Benefits Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: and .
Position Type Faculty
Work Hours/Week 40
Description of Work Unit ESS is a department within the Warner College of Natural Resources. The mission of ESS is to understand the function of ecosystems and watersheds across space and over time. We assess ecosystem sustainability by examining interactions within and between natural and human systems in the context of current stresses such as changing climate, species introductions, land-use change, and increased demand for water. The department uses state of the art technologies and approaches to provide quality education to future scientists, educators and decision makers, conduct cutting edge interdisciplinary research, and deliver culturally relevant outreach programs that empower our students and the general public locally, nationally, and internationally.
Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is among the nation’s leading research universities and enrolls approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Located an hour north of the Denver metro area, Fort Collins is a vibrant community of approximately 157,000 residents that offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a large city. Fort Collins is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with views of 14,000 foot peaks, and offers access to numerous cultural, recreational, and outdoor opportunities.
Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes
% Research 50%
% Teaching 40%
% Service 10%
% Administration 0%
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 01/23/2023
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/16/2023
Position End Date
Position Summary A new assistant professor in remote sensing data science would be expected to have demonstrated excellence in publishing, code development and sharing, and teaching in environmental data science which will include remote sensing, developing methods in remote sensing applications, machine learning, and environmental big data used to help inform and solve environmental sustainability problems with data-rich approaches. The successful candidate will teach both core quantitative approaches and remote sensing courses in the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs focused on ecosystems, water, and food system sustainability and/or develop new graduate-level remote sensing courses in their area of expertise.
Salary range listed is 9 month salary with potential for additional summer salary.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Required Job Qualifications
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in ecology, geography, earth sciences, environmental science, sustainability or related field by the time of their application, and
  • Research in ecosystem science with a focus on remote sensing and data science as demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals and
  • A demonstrated commitment to teaching in remote sensing and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Postdoctoral or equivalent experience;
  • Evidence of excellence in research using advanced analytical methods/modeling applied to remote sensing big-data issues;
  • Excellence in teaching related to remote sensing and data science applications in ecosystem science and sustainability;
  • Intellectual leadership and strong publication and successful grant writing record;
  • Demonstrated experience in transdisciplinary collaborative research across natural sciences, social sciences and other fields;
  • Evidence of service and outreach engaging with stakeholders regarding scientific knowledge on remote sensing and data science;
  • Commitment to professional community engagement, leadership, and growth; and
  • Evidence of commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants For full position listing, please visit For full consideration submit application materials by 1/23/2023.
    Application materials consist of the following

    • CV
    • Cover Letter
    • Statement of Research Philosophy (3 pages maximum)
    • Statement of Teaching Philosophy (2 pages maximum)
    • Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion philosophy (2 pages maximum)
    • Official transcripts
    • Names and contact information for four references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

    Application materials of finalist candidates, including letters of recommendation, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of ESS .
    Colorado State University has mandated vaccinations against COVID-19. Faculty and staff are required to submit their vaccine status or declare and exemption.
    References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

    Background Check Policy Statement Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
    EEO Statement Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
    The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, [email protected] .
    The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, [email protected] .
    The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, [email protected] .
    Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .
    Diversity Statement Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
    Search Contact Randall Boone, [email protected]

    Essential Duties

    Job Duty Category Research
    • Inquiry that entails collection of data, analysis and interpretation of that data or information.
    Percentage Of Time 50%
    Job Duty Category Outreach
    • Sharing research results and service to the department, college, university, and beyond.
    Percentage Of Time 10%
    Job Duty Category Teaching
    • Developing and offering of courses to undergraduate and graduate students.
    Percentage Of Time 40%

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