Dear TRB Health and Transportation members and friends:
The Department of Geography at The Ohio State University is invites applications for a
tenure-track Assistant Professor in Geospatial Data Science. This position is partially
funded by the Sustainable and Resilient Economy (SRE) Initiative at Ohio State; two of the
three desired application areas are transportation and health.
The job advertisement is pasted below. Please share with qualified individuals.
Thanks and regards, Harv
Harvey J. Miller, PhD
Bob and Mary Reusche Chair in Geographic Information Science
Professor, Department of Geography
Director, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA)
The Ohio State University
The Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State
University invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor
level, commencing autumn semester 2018. The position is contingent on budgetary approval.
We seek a scholar with expertise in areas such as spatial-temporal data analytics, spatial
simulation and modeling, cyberGIS and high performance computing, and/or geovisualization.
Preferred application domains include scholars who address issues surrounding
sustainability, resilience and social equity in areas that include urban science,
transportation and/or public health. The successful candidate will also be required to
teach classes in the department's GIS program.
This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative, a
significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can
build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact. The successful
candidate will join a highly collaborative interdisciplinary community of scholars in the
Sustainable and Resilient Economy (SRE) program including faculty from social and
behavioral sciences, environmental sciences, engineering, business, public health, and
policy. The SRE program seeks to advance sustainability science by developing a more
holistic understanding of sustainable and resilient production and consumption systems,
human-environment interactions, and innovations in sustainable technologies and
governance. Successful applicants will be expected to participate in or lead collaborative
teams and interdisciplinary research on sustainability and resilience topics.
A Ph.D. in GIScience or a closely related field is required. All applicants are expected
to have very strong and fundable research programs and to contribute to both graduate and
undergraduate supervision and instructions. Preferred qualifications include experience
developing or working in interdisciplinary research teams, university teaching experience
and experience mentoring members of underrepresented groups. Appointment is contingent on
the university's verification of credentials and other information required by law
and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.
The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio.
Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a
population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many
cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on
government as well as service, transportation and technology industries. Columbus has
consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was
selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by
Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at
Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9712
complete application consists of a cover letter including teaching, research and service
credentials, a curriculum vitae, up to three representative publications, and three
letters of references. Inquiries may be directed to Morton O'Kelly at
okelly.1(a)osu.edu. Applications received prior to November 15, 2017 will receive priority
The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually
diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full
potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life
balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We
are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia
Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.