Minimize Assistant Professor: Remote Sensing of Water

Date added: 08 November 2018

Organisation: Oregon State University (OSU)

Location: Corvallis, Oregon, United States.

Application deadline: 18 December 2018


The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a focus on remote sensing of water. This position can be structured as a traditional 9-month, 1.0 FTE (full time equivalent) faculty position, or alternatively as a 12-month position at 0.75 FTE. In either case, there is an expectation that the successful candidate will secure funding to augment the university-provided salary.

Your responsibilities:

  • 50% – Teaching and Advising:
    • Teach high quality graduate and undergraduate courses in field of expertise. Mentor and advise undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars. Supervise graduate teaching assistants, as needed.
  • 40% – Research/Scholarship:
    • Establish and maintain an externally funded program of scholarly research in the area of remote sensing of water. Work towards excellence in research as evidenced by national and international recognition through significant contributions to the field. Publish scholarly work in peer-reviewed, top-ranked journals. Disseminate research results by participation at national and international professional conferences and symposia. Supervise research staff, graduate research assistants, and/or student employees as needed.
  • 10% – Service:
    • Provide service to the College and/or university to sustain and promote the research and educational missions. Participate in service to the research discipline through committee memberships, reviews, and research planning/leadership activities.


  • Ph.D. in Physical Geography, Water Resources, Geospatial Science, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, or other related discipline by the start of employment.
  • A commitment to educational equity in a multicultural setting and to advancing the participation of diverse groups and supporting diverse perspectives.
  • A strong potential for success demonstrated by a record of scholarship and a clearly defined research agenda focused on the remote sensing of water.
  • Demonstrated ability or significant potential for teaching excellence and commitment to student success that benefits the graduate and undergraduate programs of CEOAS and the Water Resources Graduate Program.
  • Demonstrated ability or significant potential for establishing a research program supported by extramural funding.
  • Demonstrated ability or significant potential for mentoring undergraduate students, graduate students, and/or post-doctoral scholars.
  • Proficiency in oral and written English.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.

Learn more about the opportunity and how to apply.

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