Assistant Professor: Remote Sensing
The Department of Earth & Environment at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in remote sensing, beginning on July 1, 2016. We seek candidates that build upon and expand our existing remote sensing group, which is focused in the optical domain. We welcome applicants with expertise in any domain of remote sensing, but encourage applications from candidates with expertise in active or passive microwave, InSAR, LiDAR, thermal, or hyperspectral remote sensing, including airborne remote sensing from aircraft or unmanned aerial vehicles. The scientific focus for this position is open, and includes any thematic area related to physical, chemical or biological function of the earth system, including processes in oceans, the atmosphere, or on land. We particularly welcome candidates whose expertise complements our growing program in climate change science. Opportunities exist for collaboration in many domains, including land change science, natural resource management, crustal and land surface processes, terrestrial ecology, hydrology, and marine sciences.
Assistant Professor: Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
The Department of Earth & Environment invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position focusing on the nexus of human activity and global change, beginning on July 1, 2016. We seek a social scientist whose research and teaching apply theory and methods to enhance understanding of the coupling between human and natural systems typified by the energy-water-land nexus and the climate-water-agriculture nexus. Our interest is in scholars who are rigorously quantitative and who can integrate additional qualitative or mixed-methods approaches into their research. We are particularly looking for demonstrated potential for interdisciplinary collaboration—particularly with natural scientists—and complementarity with the department’s strengths in energy and environmental analysis, integrated assessment modeling, remote sensing and GIS, and biogeosciences.