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Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Remote Sensing, Environment and Sustainability Studies Program

Wake Forest University
United States, North Carolina, Winston Salem
February 05, 2024

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Job Description Summary

Job Description:

Wake Forest University's Environment and Sustainability Studies Program seeks an engaged, creative, and committed teacher-scholar to become an Assistant Professor of Remote Sensing. We welcome candidates with a Ph.D. in geography, environmental studies, environmental engineering, urban ecology, or other related fields. The preferred candidate will have pursued research and teaching related to the collection and processing of remote sensing (e.g., RGB, multispectral, hyperspectral, radar, and LiDAR) data and computational techniques with attention to environmental justice, equity, communities, and sustainability. This is a tenure-track, full-time position that carries a teaching load of nine courses over four semesters. Compelling applicants will have a commitment to interdisciplinary, experiential, and place-based learning and a record of teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds. We welcome applicants who are familiar with statistical methods and processing and analyzing multitemporal geospatial datasets, flying UAVs/drones and processing their data, collecting field data and integrating it with gridded products, applying geographic information systems (GIS) and AI tools to geospatial data, and creating public scholarship with digital storytelling. We seek scholars who share our dedication to cultivating a positive, inclusive culture of belonging among faculty, staff, and students, including international and first-generation students and those who identify as members of minoritized communities.

The successful candidate will join an innovative and interdisciplinary group of scholars from the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences who address the environment and sustainability. This includes colleagues in Biology, Anthropology, Engineering, and Computer Sciences with complementary interest in remote sensing. The mission of the Environment and Sustainability Studies Program is to prepare students to create just and sustainable futures, which we enact by teaching students how to think across disciplinary boundaries to address environmental challenges and to act within their communities for environmental justice. More information about the program can be found at . Our program leverages the applied and experiential learning of liberal arts education and strengthens it through our vibrant professional schools. We ready students to be bold and ethical leaders who respond to environmental issues using socio-environmental synthesis for evidence-based, creative, and principled action.

We recognize that making positive environmental change means creating and sustaining partnerships and collaborations, and we are looking for candidates who strengthen and broaden our commitments to just environmental futures by innovating spaces where students learn both the theory and practice of collaborative and inclusive environmental problem-solving. We seek candidates with a vision for experiential learning and knowledge co-production in the campus, Winston-Salem, and/or global communities. In our Piedmont home this includes local and regional organizations and government agencies, as well as the campus gardens, forests, maker space, and global education programs. We are eager to recruit candidates who develop strategic communication as part of their scholarship, supporting effective and equitable engagement with policy, practitioner, and local communities.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate, and professional education.Located in Winston-Salem, NC ("The City of Arts and Innovation"), the University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto Pro Humanitate (for humanity), which encourages students to develop the qualities of human character needed to serve humanity. The Environment and Sustainability Studies Program faculty are comprised of dynamic teacher-scholars who apply biology, art, engineering, education, chemistry, English, earth sciences, economics, physics, communication, geography, history, law, philosophy, business, religion, policy, and anthropology to human-environment relationships and are committed to transformative environmental change. The Environment and Sustainability Studies Program, which offers both majors and minors, welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the program's research, teaching, and community commitments. The program is part of a robust university ecosystem that supports engagement with environmental issues, including the Office of Sustainability, the Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability, Office of Community and Civic Engagement, the Humanities Institute, and the Sustainability Graduate Programs.

For quick facts about the University, see. For more on the Environment and Sustainability Studies Program, see .

Additional Job Description

Please provide a cover letter addressed to the search committee, a curriculum vitae with names and contact information of three references, a research statement, and a teaching statement. In your application materials please speak to how you foster inclusion and belonging in your research and pedagogy. Candidates should submit their materials online as a single PDF file at . Address inquiries about the application process and document submission to wakejobs@wfu.edu. For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Julie Velasquez Runk at .

The position is scheduled to begin on July 1, 2024. To guarantee full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 27, 2023.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

Time Type Requirement

Full time

Inorder to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

WakeForestseeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate.In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on thebasis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran statusandencourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

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