Assistant Professor – Remote Sensing and GIS

University of Arkansas at Monticello
College of Forestry, Agriculture & Natural Resources
Assistant Professor – Remote Sensing and GIS

The University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Arkansas Forest Resources Center are seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Remote Sensing and GIS with emphasis on natural resources and geospatial technologies. The College of Forestry, Agriculture & Natural Resources is home to undergraduate programs in Natural Resources Management (options in forestry, wildlife management & conservation, geospatial science, environmental science, and communications), Agriculture (options in Agribusiness, Animal Science, Plant and Soil Science, Site Specific Management, and General Agriculture), and in Land Surveying, and offers a M.S. level graduate program with emphasis areas in forest science, geospatial science, wildlife ecology and management, and natural resources management. The Arkansas Forest Resources Center, administered by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, is headquartered at the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus in partnership with the College of Forestry, Agriculture & Natural Resources. The Center has the statewide mission of developing and delivering programs in research and extension that enhance and ensure the sustainability of
forest‐based natural resources.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to establish an innovative research program focused on the integration of natural resources management with geospatial technologies; develop grant proposals and secure funding; and publish in peer-reviewed, nationally recognized scientific journals. Additional responsibilities include recruiting and mentoring graduate students, advising undergraduate students, and contributing to cooperative research efforts by faculty and other stakeholders in the region. Teaching duties include introductory and advanced courses in remote sensing and GIS, and related courses in support of the program. The tenure-track, 12-month position will carry the rank of assistant professor with an appointment of 70% research and 30% teaching.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a natural resource-related field with extensive experience in remote sensing and GIS, or in a geospatial science with substantial experience in natural resources management. Ability to attain a Remote Pilot Certificate for operation of a small-unmanned aircraft system is desirable. All candidates should value high-quality teaching, have an ability to secure funding, and have an active record of publication. The ability to work effectively with other faculty members, students, and representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations is required. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States and have a valid driver’s license.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications including excellent fringe benefits.
Application: Submit a cover letter, résumé, transcripts, a statement of research interest and teaching philosophies, and names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional references (off-list references may be checked) to: Rhonda Parris, All material must be submitted electronically, and all applicants must complete an Employment Application  available at  Inquiries: Phone (870) 460-1052; email:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. The position is available as early as January 2019. UAM is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer and is subject to FOI requests.