Geospatial Developer

The University of Maryland (College Park) Department of Geographical Sciences is searching for a Geospatial Developer. The Geospatial Developer will use knowledge and skills associated with remotely sensed data, software development, and systems architecture to contribute towards creating an efficient, accessible, and sustainable platform for onloading, analyzing, and extracting large-scale spatial data into decentralized and traditional information systems. The position will be responsible for developing pipelines to accelerate the above workflow to increase data equity and resiliency efforts while leveraging novel decentralized technologies. This individual must operate independently to craft maintainable, testable, and well-documented code. Candidates should have extensive experience in scientific programming in Python and Javascript and a willingness to learn Go, Solidity, Rust, and other languages as required. Further, the individual should be comfortable with relational, NoSQL, and P2P databases and system administration with Docker (Compose / Swarm), AWS, K8’s, and associated networking tools. Strong candidates will have had previous experience operating within public-public and public-private partnerships within the remote sensing, software engineering, or Web3 industries. Moreover, strong candidates would have knowledge and experience with the following Web3 tools / subjects: Filecoin, IPFS, MetaMask, and EVM Blockchains.


Post-Doctoral Associate

A fully funded postdoctoral position is available to work with a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Maryland’s Center for Geospatial Information Science (CGIS), National Center for Smart Growth (NCSG) and, as well as industry partners (State of Place) and local government partners (WMATA).

The postdoctoral researcher will have a key role in an ongoing project to model ridership across the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) railway system (i.e., D.C., Maryland, & Virginia) using survey data, smart card trip data, and an array of factors related to travel, transit ridership, land use, the built environment, urban form, and transport infrastructure. 


Assistant Research Professor/Post Doc Associate

The Department of Geographical Sciences at University of Maryland, College Park, is seeking multiple Professional Track Research Faculty Members (non-tenure positions) at either the Post-Doctoral Associate rank or the Assistant Research Professor rank, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. These positions will cover a range of human dimensions of global environmental change and crime, including support of large international research projects, including “Reducing security risks from the intersectionality of wildlife trafficking and biosafety from zoonotic pathogens in Africa’s Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area,” other research projects, as well as new research proposed by the applicant.


Post-Doctoral Research Associate

The Department of Geographical Sciences at University of Maryland, College Park, is seeking a Post-Doctoral Associate in Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change. This position will be part of a large multi-year international research project, “Operation Pangolin: Unifying Diverse Data Streams to Redefine Species Conservation,” including other conservation criminology-related research as well as new research proposed by the applicant.

The Department of Geographical Sciences has multiple and diverse collaborations within and outside the department. Our unique location in the Washington DC area gives us unparalleled access to national and international agencies and organizations. The Department believes increasing diversity will enhance our unit and we aim to increase diversity in multiple forms, including but not limited to identity, culture, background, ability, and opinions.


Faculty Specialist

The University of Maryland (College Park) Department of Geographical Sciences is searching for a Faculty Specialist. This is a full time position responsible for supporting and coordinating a large international, multi-institution research collaboration including project management; assisting in the logistical planning of research activities including remote international fieldwork, workshops, meetings and conferences, overseeing travel arrangements; maintaining the projects’ research profiles on a project website; tracking milestones of project implementation specific to the funding requirements; editing technical reports and papers; assisting in vital communication between co-researchers, sponsors, and collaborative organizations; assisting the project director in administering the project by formulating and monitoring project budgets, coordinating and supervise the arrangements for foreign visitors and interns working on the projects, as well as various other tasks as required for the smooth functioning of large research projects. More information about the PI’s lab can be found at www.conservationcriminology.com.


Post-Doctoral Associate

The University of Maryland’s Center on Global Agricultural Monitoring Research is seeking an outstanding researcher at the Post-doctoral associate level with a strong interest in machine learning and agriculture to join a diverse team working on satellite remote sensing applications for agricultural monitoring and food security, within the framework of the NASA Harvest Program and an on-going collaborative project with FAO and funded by USAID, led by UMD’s Center for Global Agricultural Monitoring. Harvest is NASA’s Food Security and Agriculture program, commissioned by NASA and led by the University of Maryland, focused on advancing the use of earth observations applications for food security and stable agricultural markets, with a diverse set of over 40 partners from academia, government, private, NGO and humanitarian sectors (Program Website: http://www.nasaharvest.org).


Assistant Research Professor/Post Doc Associate

The Department of Geographical Sciences at University of Maryland, College Park, is seeking multiple Professional Track Research Faculty Members (non-tenure positions) at either the Post-Doctoral Associate rank or the Assistant Research Professor rank, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. These positions will cover a range of activities, including support of the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation – GEDI (https://gedi.umd.edu/), other research projects, as well as new research proposed by the applicant.


Lecturer / Senior Lecturer

The Center for Geospatial Information Science is searching for one full-time lecturer at the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in geospatial information science. The candidates will provide expert teaching support for the Master of Sciences in Geospatial Information Sciences (MSGIS) Program. This program is designed to provide cutting-edge education and training in GIS, remote sensing, data science, and computing. This position is expected to start in January 2023 with the successful candidate assuming full teaching responsibilities in the spring 2023 semester. The position available will be filled at a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level, commensurate with the candidate’s experience.


Senior Systems Engineer

The University of Maryland (College Park) Department of Geographical Sciences is searching for a Senior Systems Engineer. Sr. Systems Engineer is responsible for full life cycle management of the department Hadoop Clusters, Web servers, SFTP servers, database servers and VMware VDI environments including designing and setting up distributed computing, associate storage, security, patching and automation of configuration and deployment. The role is responsible for solving day to day IT problems utilizing tools such as Puppet, Redhat Satellite and Ansible. This person will provision new systems, OS patches, manage backups and configuration states and troubleshoot existing on-prem and cloud deployments, ensuring system security, maxim uptime and service stability.


Senior Storage Engineer

The University of Maryland (College Park) Department of Geographical Sciences is searching for a Senior Storage Engineer. Sr. Storage Engineer is responsible for large PB scale storage environments in the department and GLAD environments. The engineer is responsible for a lot of high capacity FC based storage arrays and software defined storage systems running on Ceph. The position is responsible for about 72PB of raw storage capacity and growing. The position is also responsible for supporting backup and archive using IBM tape library spanning 10s of PB scale. The position is responsible for full life cycle management of these environments.


Senior Linux Engineer

The University of Maryland (College Park) Department of Geographical Sciences is searching for a Senior Linux Engineer. Sr. Linux Engineer is responsible for full life cycle management of the department and GLAD HPC Linux environment including designing and setting up distributed computing, associate storage, security, patching and automation of configuration and deployment. The role is responsible for solving day to day IT problems utilizing tools such as Puppet, Redhat Satellite and Ansible. This person will provision new systems, OS patches, manage backups and configuration states and troubleshoot existing on-prem and cloud deployments, ensuring system security, maxim uptime and service stability.


Financial Faculty Specialist

The Department of Geographical Sciences is a seeking a Financial Faculty Specialist to assist with contract and grant administration (both pre- and post-award). This position is a 12-month, full-time status. Excellent benefits package, including health insurance, sick and annual leave, retirement subsidy, and tuition remission. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position will be a member of an administrative team of an Associate Director of Research and Financial Research Coordinators in the Department of Geographical Sciences. The Faculty Specialist will assist the Associate Director of Research in the fiscal management of 12-million-dollar research portfolio. Duties will include:

  • Contribute to both pre-award tasks and post-award tasks.
    • Pre-award tasks include drafting the budget and budget justification; enter budget figures in the sponsor systems (Grants.gov; Fastlane; NSPIRES, etc) and prepare the proposal routing information (electronic submission). Work with Associate Director of Research and PI in completing proposal.
    • Post-award tasks include establishing the annual budget and reconciling accounts (secondary financial system), request approval from the principal investigator to pay contractor’s invoices, submitting appropriate documentation to initiate or amend a contractual agreement.
  • Monitor accounts to ensure research projects end with neither a deficit nor a significant surplus. Also, flag research projects that have an over or under expenditure rate and recommend solutions.
  • Assist Associate Director of Research and principal investigator with sponsored research accounts close-out.
  • Assist with travel arrangements and logistical planning of scientific fieldwork to ensure that the travel requests and corresponding expense statements are properly and correctly prepared.
Below is our weekly roundup of job postings (mostly academic), circulated on the geog-jobs email list. 

 

10/17-10/21

UNT: Assistant Professor of Geography

UNT: Lecturer in GIS 

Texas Tech: Assistant Professor of Remote Sensing

KTH Royal Institute of Technology: Post-doc in sustainable development

KTH Royal Institute of Technology: Post-doc in digitization and climate impacts

 

10/10-10/14

Concordia University: Assistant Professor of Irish Cultural Geography 

University of North Texas System: Assistant Professor of Geography 

NC State University: Sr. Program Manager

NC State University: Postdoctoral Research Scholar

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Teaching Assistant Professor and Visiting Assistant Professor GIS

 

10/3-7

Texas A&M: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Data Justice Lab

 

9/26-9/30

University of North Texas: Lecturer in GIS

Oklahoma State University: Assistant Professor - Human-Environment Geographer

Stony Brook University: IDEA Fellows Lecturer Positions

 

9/19-9/23

University of Connecticut: Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Geography

Miami University: Assistant Professor in Applied Geospatial Analysis

University of George: Professor in Artificial Intelligence for Earth System Modeling

 

8//29-9/2

University of British Columbia: Assistant Professor in GIS, Cartography and Transformation

University of Oklahoma: Ranked Renewable Term Assistant Professor, Geospatial Technologies

 

8/22-8/26

Dartmouth: Assistant Professor in Global Environmental Change

 

8/15-8/19

Miami University: Assistant Professor (TT)-- Sustainable Environments

Booz Allen: Agriculture and Food Security Program Coordinator

 

8/8-8/12

Salem State University: Tenure-Track Faculty in Remote Sensing/GIS/Sustainability in Geography

 

7/25-7/29

Gustavus Adolphus College: Assistant Professor (Geographies of Energy and Peace)

 

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