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Assistant Professor, Ecological Remote Sensing or GIS

Biological Sciences

Reports To:
Chairperson, Gareth Russell

Position Type:

Position Summary:
The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track faculty appointment in the Department of Biological Sciences. We seek an active researcher and educator who uses remote sensing or GIS technology for biological research questions at any scale, from monitoring individual animals to the biosphere. Remote sensing is defined broadly, and could include the acquisition and/or use of remote imagery, other sensing modalities such as lidar or photogrammetry, acoustic and camera monitoring, GPS tracking, etc. Research activities might include any combination of hardware development, software development or data analytics. Applicants will be expected to maintain an active, funded research program, supervise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise, and contribute to the overall success of the Department. NJIT is a tier-one public research university located in Newark, NJ, with an emphasis on STEM subjects. The successful candidate will join NJIT’s Federated Department of Biological Sciences, with faculty expertise in ecology and conservation, animal behavior, neurobiology, locomotion and phylogenetics. ‘Federation’ with Rutgers Newark adds faculty in cell and molecular biology and neurobiology, evolution and ecology. The candidate would also be part of a new campus-wide spatial technologies group that includes colleagues from the Departments of Physics, Chemistry and Environmental Science, and Mathematics, as well as from the Newark College of Engineering. This group includes expertise in sensor development, tracking tags, GIS applications, and associated methods of data analysis.
For questions or further information, please contact Dr. Gareth Russell, russell@njit.edu

Essential Functions:
1) Develop externally recognized research program using remote sensing or GIS technology for applications in ecology and related fields. 2) Obtain external funding for research. 3) Advise and mentor graduate students. 4) Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in areas of expertise. 5) Contribute to successful functioning of the department and university via service on committees and in other capacities.

Prerequisite Qualifications:
PhD in an appropriate field. Demonstrated research ability and a vision for a sustainable research program.

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated teaching ability.

Bargaining Unit:


Special Instructions to Applicants:
Required application documents: 1) CV, 2) statement of research, 3) statement of teaching interests and philosophy, 4) contact information for three referees.


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