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University of Missouri-Columbia

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Tenure Track/Tenured Faculty Positions


Geospatial Big Data (GBD) Analytics


University of Missouri-Columbia


Description: Under the new leadership of Dean Elizabeth Loboa, the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri (MU) is hiring approximately 20 new faculty in the area of Big Data Analytics. In today’s information-centric world, data are becoming increasingly location based. It is now possible to locate, identify, monitor, track, and correlate objects and people in space and time all over the world in very precise ways that were not possible until very recently due to extensive networks of GPS satellites, high-resolution satellite and airborne imaging sensors (including UAV drones), wireless communication systems, and the emerging Internet of Things (IoT).


Consequently, Geospatial Big Data (GBD) science/analytics is an integral part of many important research areas such as defense and security, socio-economic dynamics and modeling, advanced geospatial data exploitation (machine learning, data mining/information retrieval, HPC systems), and heterogeneous information fusion.  Accordingly, we invite applications for multiple faculty positions with demonstrated experience in GBD science/analytics. Applications for tenure-track/tenured positions are solicited at any rank, but with a preference for the assistant / associate professor levels. MU specifically invites and encourages applications from women and members of groups underrepresented in science. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA employer firmly committed to fostering ethnic, racial and gender diversity in our faculty.


Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in engineering (e.g. electrical, computer, civil), computer science, data science, or a closely related field. Candidates must have a strong background in the development and/or application of Geospatial Big Data science/analytics and a demonstrated record of securing competitive external research funding. Candidates with application domain experience in defense/security, IoT, spatio-temporal analytics, GIS/remote sensing, precision agriculture and global food security are of particular interest. In addition, new hires will have the potential to be joint hires with the other MU colleges/schools depending on background and interest.


Closing Date: December 31, 2018 or until all positions are filled. Review of initial set applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and will continue until the closing date.


Application: Applicants should submit a CV, a research plan, a teaching statement and a list of three to five professional references electronically at for position #21959. Inquiries can be directed

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The University of Missouri is a Tier I research institution and one of only 60 public and private U.S. universities invited to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. Today, with an enrollment of more than 35,000 students, 13,000 full-time employees and 300,000 alumni, Mizzou is a $2.2 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation.