Research Assistant Professor

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Nov 03, 2021
Jul 21, 2022
Full Time
Research Assistant Professor, Agro-Geoinformation ScienceThe George Mason University, Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems (CSISS) invites applications for a Research Assistant Professor position. The successful candidate will conduct funded research in agro-geoinformation science. This is a full-time position with benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year, and is subject to annual renewal based on performance and the availability of funding. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourage candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. Responsibilities: The incumbent will work with a multidisciplinary team from collaborative institutes and organizations for conducting research in agro-geoinformatics and related fields. Duties include, but are not limited to: Conduct funded research in agro-geoinformatics; Participate in developing and submitting research proposals to secure extramural research grants;Prepare and publish the research results in scientific journals and conferences; andSupervising graduate research assistants involved in the project. Required Qualifications:Ph.D. degree in Geoinformation Sciences (with applications in agricultural sciences) or closely related fields prior to the starting date of the appointment;Experience in agro-geoinformatics research with strong programming experience;Working knowledge of geospatial cyberinfrastructures; Experience in using databases for managing GIS and agricultural information; andExcellent oral and written communication skills in English.Preferred Qualifications: Experience in Web-based geographic information system design and development; Experience in application of Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) in agriculture and related fields;Experience in using Java, C/C++, Python or other languages for scientific programming and processing geographic information system (GIS) data and agro-informatic applications; Geospatial data understanding and analytics in the cloud computing environment;Experience with Open-Source geospatial software packages, e.g. GDAL and OSGeo packages;Familiar with open specifications for geospatial metadata, data Web services and catalogue services of OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) and ISO TC 211;Experience with full-stack development for decision support systems in the Web environment; andHands-on experience with open geospatial Web service standards and specifications.George Mason University is located in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and is the largest public university in the commonwealth of Virginia, with a diverse student body. CSISS is a university research center in geoinformatics. CSISS conducts research funded by U.S. federal agencies and international organizations. For more information about the center, please visit Special Instructions to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F9683Z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload (1) a cover letter, (2) an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and (3) the names of three to five professional references with their contact information, including e-mail addresses.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

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