Assistant or Associate Professor in Spatial Science of Coupled Natural-Human Systems


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Friday, September 14, 2018

Start Date

Thursday, August 15, 2019

The School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan is seeking applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Spatial Science of Coupled Natural-Human Systems.

We seek applicants whose work advances the frontiers of knowledge in natural-human system processes and relationships at diverse scales using theories, methods, and tools of spatial science. Topical areas of interest are broad. These could include human dimensions of global change as they relate to biodiversity loss, land-cover/land-use change, urbanization, climate change, ecosystem services and valuation, material and energy flows, and environmental degradation, among others.

Candidates need to have strong capabilities in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, and/or other forms of spatial science, and to incorporate this as an integral core of their work. Candidates must have a Ph.D., and we are interested in candidates from a broad range of disciplines, including geography, anthropology, ecology, hydrology, environmental science, computational or data science, engineering, public health, social sciences, or related fields.  We are also interested in candidates who may be combining disciplines in interesting or novel ways.  This position offers the potential to take leadership in GIS and spatial analysis at the University of Michigan, including directorship of the SEAS Environmental Spatial Analysis (ESALab). A more detailed position description can be found at

Applications should include (1) a cover letter; (2) CV; (3) a concise personal statement describing your vision and plans for research, teaching and societal engagement; (4) a one-page statement on how the candidate contributes to diversity efforts, and (5) a list of three academic references with contact information.

To apply, submit application materials (in a single PDF file), via   For assistance or further information, you may contact

Review of applications will begin on September 14, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.  SEAS hopes to appoint a faculty member to this position to begin Fall 2019.

At SEAS we are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment that respects diverse experiences, promotes generous listening and communications, and discourages and restoratively responds to acts of discrimination, harassment, or injustice. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is deeply rooted in our values for a sustainable and just society.

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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