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This position should be of interest to social network researchers with a 
geographic inclination. Note also its explicit connection to a new research 
cluster in human dynamics.



André Skupin

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Assistant or Associate Professor in Geographic Data Analytics at San Diego 
State University



The Department of Geography at San Diego State University (SDSU) is 
inviting applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the 
area of geographic data analytics, with exceptional candidates considered 
at Associate Professor rank. Suitable applicants for this position are 
engaged in the development of computation-intensive data analytics 
methods, with applications across the spectrum of geographic science, 
supported by practical expertise in cognate areas, such as geocomputation, 
ontology engineering, large databases, cloud computing, mobile GIS, or 
cognitive science. This position is rooted in SDSU's new research cluster 
initiative in the area of Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age 
(http://humandynamics.sdsu.edu/), which springs from the convergence of 
new developments in spatial science, mobile technology, social web, and 
big data. It aims to foster transdisciplinary research collaborations to 
understand dynamic patterns, relationships, narrative, and changes in 
human activities and behavior across space and time (e.g., health, 
migration, economic development, land use). The holder of this position 
will be eager to creatively engage with the heterogeneous data sources and 
analytical approaches of diverse disciplines, especially within the cluster of 
excellence. The person appointed will be expected to collaborate with 
faculty members in developing the cluster's research agenda and pursuing 
external funding opportunities existing in this area. Candidates must have 
strong communication skills and teaching interests that complement and 
strengthen current curricular offerings of the Department in the area of 
geographic information science, bringing to the classroom expertise in 
hands-on computer programming, data engineering, and analytics.  Among 
the expectations is the development of a new undergraduate class in 
computer programming aimed at geography majors.



Review of applications will begin November 01, 2013. A Ph.D. should be in-
hand at the start of the appointment. Applicants should submit: (1) an 
application letter describing how they would contribute to the department's 
research and teaching program and the cluster of excellence; (2) a 
complete curriculum vitae; (3) up to 4 digital reprints of relevant 
publications; and (4) names and contact information of three references.



Requests for additional information and/or letters of application should be 
directed to Dr. Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Search Committee Chair, Department of 
Geography, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, 
CA 92182-4493.  Email:  [log in to unmask]   Phone: (619) 5940205.  
Fax: (619) 5944938.

San Diego State University is an equal opportunity employer and does not 
discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, 
sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, 
age disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.  
The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under 
the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to 
comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a 
condition of employment.

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