Assistant or Associate Professor in Geovisualization


University of Michigan


Monday, January 15, 2018

Start Date

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The new School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan is seeking applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in the field of geovisualization

We seek candidates whose work focuses on the theory, design and application of geovisualization in the interdisciplinary field of environment and sustainability. Candidates should be at the leading edge of scholarship, producing the highest quality of research, teaching and outreach impacts. Candidates should be able to engage productively with interdisciplinary teams across different campus units to enhance the competitiveness of environment and sustainability research and action. The candidate should work collaboratively with other scholars and practitioners, in order to help generate innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental issues. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

The candidate should work towards advancing core knowledge on how humans understand and communicate spatial relationships under different contexts. The hire should be well versed in one or a combination of the following specialty areas: human-computer interactions, web and scalable interactives, spatio-temporal data visualization, semantics and analytics, innovative approaches to cartographic communication, critical digital cartography, geovisualization of relativity and uncertainty, and the challenges associated with understanding geovisual information across diverse groups and audiences.

We envision that the hire will develop, apply and circulate geovisualizations and geovisual analytics, using various tools, which catalyze knowledge and action on environment and sustainability challenges. This includes, but is not limited to, the projected impacts of climate change, human and animal migrations, land use change, fire ecology, disease transmissions, non-linear story maps, citizen science efforts, multi-scalar transportation, urban and energy mapping, and geovisual analytics of social media. Other examples include crisis mapping, geovisualization of ecological data to support policy and decision-making and immersive analytics for viewing big data.