The Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences is offering a unique opportunity for an individual to lead and become the face of a newly evolving Geospatial Data Science Center. This individual will work closely with the Chair of the Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment, and The Division of Research, Economic Development, and Engagement, to develop a center that broadly serves the geospatial needs of ECU's academic affairs and health sciences campuses, while guiding the center to become a hub for innovative solutions that assist residents in Eastern North Carolina (ENC). The candidate is expected to communicate, work, and interact with individuals in academia, federal, state and local government, industry and the citizens of NC. The expectation is this individual will develop an agile roadmap for bringing in funded research, developing transformative projects in ENC and beyond and eventually have the center be self-sufficient based on income from projects. Deliverables from the center should combine the latest geospatial technologies with customer/user-centric design and data-driven insights to consistently deliver information that can expand research, develop novel approaches in industry, and provide the necessary knowledge to guide community management and policy in ENC.
A successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the following areas:
1. To provide vision, leadership and strategic direction for the overall development and advancement of the Geospatial Data Science Center.
2. To cultivate donor relationships, coordinating fundraising processes and overseeing the authoring of proposals to a wide variety of funders.
3. To establish connections and guide quantitative and qualitative inquiries and projects with other researchers and students at ECU.
4. To seek out and execute consulting engagements for paying clients in the private, public and non-profit sectors with the goal of bringing about regional transformation.
5. To help produce projects that will lead to the successful development of tools that become essential to applied research and management and policies in eastern North Carolina.
6. To promote the efforts of the Geospatial Data Science Center via national media, industry conferences, research presentations, webinars, website, etc.
Special Instructions To Application:
Applications must be submitted online at www.jobs.ecu.edu and should include a cover letter (limit one page – reference supplemental questions section). An optional additional supporting document may be submitted that speaks directly to the candidate's relevant leadership with regard to this position and how this would translate to developing a cutting-edge center at ECU. Candidates should also include a curriculum vitae or full resume. Contact information for three references, including phone and email, should be submitted at the time of application. An official transcript and three original letters of reference are required upon employment.
In your cover letter please address: 1.What education and experience makes you the best applicant for the position? 2.What professional and/or leadership skills do you possess to help build a Geospatial Data Science Center? 3.In a paragraph or less describe your vision for an optimal Geospatial Data Science Center.
Questions may be addressed to Dr. Ernest Marshburn, search committee chair (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin April 01, 2019 and remain open until filled.
Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree plus 3 years experience required; for candidates demonstrating comparable independent educational activities, will accept a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, Geographic Information Science and Technology, Geospatial Data Science, or related field and 5 years of experience in GIS project management of diverse teams that include, but are not limited to, scientists and technicians.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 500140
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Department of Geography, Planning and Environment (https://geography.ecu.edu/) is a diverse, research-active, and collegial unit that houses five undergraduate degree programs, and offers the MS in Geography. The Department has a strong commitment to inter-disciplinary research, and we expect the candidate to build and strengthen the opportunities for collaboration between our faculty and other academic units on the ECU Campus.
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