Post Doctoral Fellow – GIS and Remote Sensing

by Delaware State University Job Feed on November 12, 2013

in University Jobs

Delaware State University Vacancy Announcement - Post Doctoral Fellow - GIS and Remote Sensing College of Agriculture and Related Sciences Apply online at www.desu.edu Applications will be accepted until position is filled ** This is one-year grant-funded position **     General Description of the Job Delaware State University’s College of Agriculture and Related Sciences Dover, Delaware, seeks a self-motivated GIS & Remote Sensing expert to assist the college in enhancing the GIS lab capability to serve students, faculty, and staff, and to fulfill the role of the primary geospatial analyst for the program.  The incumbent will work cooperatively and independently on laboratory and field research projects outlined by the USDA Grant Program funding this position.  The incumbent will also be expected to accommodate the geospatial demands of faculty, staff, and students that work in various natural resource disciplines.  The fellow will have the opportunity for independent research in the field of spatial analysis and remote sensing of natural resources.  The fellow will be expected to work cooperatively with other environmental and agricultural funded programs as needed.  The candidate is expected to train students in GIS and Remote Sensing for from multiple disciplines and assist project director with workshops and training programs as outlined in the funded program. This position is funded for one year and will end by August 31, 2014.  Essential Functions The following are the functions essential to performing research & student training requirements of this job: 1. Assist the grant program’s Project Director and the College’s IT personnel with enhancement of Geospatial Learning activities 2. Assist students, faculty and staff of Agriculture and Natural Resources Programs with applications of GIS & Remote Sensing in their research activities 3. Assist PD with manuscript preparation for the journal in GIS & Remote Sensing field 4. Assist the department with teaching Introductory GIS course 5. Conduct field-based salt marshes survey research activities in relation to land uses 6. Assist faculty, student, staff and extension personnel in the application of GIS & Remote Sensing Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 1. Proven ability to work successfully with diverse students and faculty. 2.  Must have effective networking, oral communication and writing skills. 3.  Ability to work collaboratively with other faculty from diverse institutions (e.g., academia, government, NGO environmental and conservation groups). 4.  Proven spatial modeling and field work experience. 5.  Very good knowledge of, and experience using, ArcGIS software including programming. 6.  Demonstrated skills in GIS mapping, modeling, data collection, database development and management, and GPS technology. 7.  Proven proficiency in applying and combining GPS and GIS applications in natural resources management issues and/or modeling. 8.  Demonstrated experience with the production of high quality image output for presentations, technical papers, and/or reports. 9.  Self-motivated and a proven ability to work both independently and as a team member. 10.  Proven ability in the technical skills required to establish a spatial analysis laboratory for teaching and research. 11. Teaching experience and experience with digital cartography or LIDAR imaging data are plus. Qualification Standards The successful candidate must have earned Ph.D. from a fully accredited institution of higher learning in Landscape Ecology, Geographic Information Systems, Natural Resource Management, Geospatial Technologies, Geography, and/or Remote Sensing. Candidates possessing a Ph.D. in Agriculture, Geology, Environmental Science, Forestry, Natural Resources, Wildlife and Fisheries, or related fields with significant demonstrable professional experience and technical skills in GIS & Remote Sensing may also be considered. Applications All applications must be submitted online.  In addition, to receive full consideration, please submit a PDF-format application packet including a cover letter, resume, statement of teaching and research interests (in one letter and maximum 2 pages), transcripts via e-mail, and contact information for three references   Note:  The University reserves the right to change or reassign job duties as provided in policy and negotiated agreements.

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