MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY

Lecturer (Remote Sensing / Geographic Information Science) - Department of Geography

Location
Maynooth, Kildare (IE)
Posted
14 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
13 May 2018
Ref
Lec_GIS
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued.

We are seeking an excellent academic to join our staff as a Lecturer in Remote Sensing / Geographic Information Science. The person appointed will have a proven record of teaching, research and publication, appropriate to career stage. He/she will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching programme of the Department and undertake teaching duties on the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as the supervision of Master’s and PhD students.

The appointee will be expected to build a strong research profile, that supports the University’s research strategy including affiliating to the Research Institutes, where appropriate and working with colleagues on national and international research. The appointee will be expected to sustain and conduct research, engage in scholarship of quality and substance and generate publications of international standard.

Our primary need is in the area of Remote Sensing but it is expected that a strong candidate would likewise have competence in GIS as well. The lecturer will be expected to become a key teaching member on the MSc in GIS and Remote Sensing programme, and add specific expertise on recent developments in Remote Sensing, especially in the area of new data gathering and analysis technologies such as Lidar, Unpiloted Aerial Vehicles and wider earth observation data sources. The lecturer will produce excellent research that makes use of some of these techniques and will be committed to developing further geographical scholarship, including undergraduate teaching on this basis, and contributing to the general programme of undergraduate education in Geography which includes fieldwork. The Lecturer will be cognisant of the broader set of interactions comprehended as a geographical synthesis.

Specifically this post will:

• Fill a critical gap in the Geography teaching programme, particularly but not only on the MSc GIS and Remote Sensing programme;

• Build capacity within either the People, Place and Environment research theme or the Environment and Climate Research Cluster within the University;

• Develop further collaborative opportunities between ICARUS, NCG, NIRSA and MUSSI and;

• Position Maynooth to increase success in drawing down funds from Horizon 2020and contribute to research teams that will secure funding from such bodies as Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).

The person appointed will have a proven record of teaching, research and publication, appropriate to career stage. He/she will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching programme of the Department and undertake teaching duties on the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as the supervision of Master’s and PhD students.

The appointee will be expected to build a strong research profile, that supports the University’s research strategy including affiliating to the Research Institutes, where appropriate and working with colleagues on national and international research. The appointee will be expected to sustain and conduct research, engage in scholarship of quality and substance and generate publications of international standard.