Minimize Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing

Date added: 19 September 2017

Organisation: Colorado School of Mines

Location: Colorado, U.S.

The Department of Geophysics at Colorado School of Mines has an opening for a remote-sensing specialist at the tenure-track, Assistant Professor level. We invite candidates with expertise in any of the optical and microwave remote sensing areas, and with specialisation in one or more of the following:

  1. developing instrumentation to collect remote sensing data using novel sensors deployed using airborne and space-borne platforms;
  2. developing computational and signal processing techniques for remote sensing data;
  3. integrating large and diverse remote sensing datasets using data analytics, machine learning, and high-performance computing.

The successful candidate will contribute to the Department's strategic growth plans in one or more areas, which include natural resources, geo-hazards, water system analysis, food production, infrastructure monitoring, and climate change.

Evaluation of candidates will begin in November 2017 and continue until the position is filled. The desired start date is August 2018.


The successful candidate will be expected to teach geophysics courses at the undergraduate and the graduate levels, and to establish an externally funded research program that supports graduate student research. The successful candidate must have an interest in developing collaborative, cross-disciplinary research across the Mines campus and with nearby research centers (e.g., USGS, NREL, NCAR, NOAA).


By the time of appointment, the successful candidate must have earned a doctoral degree in geophysics or a closely related discipline. The successful candidate must have the potential to perform as an effective instructor and an ability to mentor graduate students. The candidate must conduct high-impact, cross-disciplinary research with potential for a strong and growing publication record.

Learn more about the role and how to apply.

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