Georgia State University, Computer Science

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Position Title: Associate Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Atlanta, Georgia 30302, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Computer Science / Computational Science
Public Health
Appl Deadline:2021/02/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/12/15, updated 2020/11/17, listed until 2021/05/17)
Position Description:    

Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science

Department of Geosciences


Become part of the growing faculty at Georgia State University, an institution recognized nationally for leadership in innovation, research growth, and the academic success of diverse populations. We invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track joint position at the rank of Associate Professor in the Department of Geosciences and/or the Department of Computer Science, pending budgetary approval, to begin fall semester 2021. This position will play a central role in advancing Georgia State University’s strategic goals of using collaborative research to tackle the most challenging global and urban issues of the 21st century and ensuring that students from all backgrounds can achieve academic and career success at high rates.


We seek a scholar whose work focuses on Geographic Information Systems, Hazard GIS, Health GIS, Spatial Data Analytics, Data Integration, or closely related research area to strengthen interdisciplinary research in Geosciences/Geography, Computer and Data Science, Disaster Informatics, and Computational Epidemiology. In addition to engaging in multidisciplinary research and teaching, the successful candidate will serve as inaugural director of the newly established Center for Disaster Informatics and Computational Epidemiology (DICE) housed in the College of the Arts and Sciences.  The work of the Center will be supported by state-of-the art analytical equipment including research computing cycles, access to regional and national cyberinfrastructure via GSU’s SURAgrid membership, an interactive visualization wall with 25 million active pixels, as well as proximity to other research institutions and federal agencies (e.g., CDC, EPA, and USGS).


Georgia State University, an enterprising R1 institution in downtown Atlanta, is a national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth. Enrolling and graduating one of the nation’s most diverse student bodies, Georgia State provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st century’s leading global cities. As an important hub for the university's strategic emphasis on global and urban research, the Department of Geosciences ( is a growing interdisciplinary component of Georgia State, offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the Geosciences in addition to GIS certificates at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Department of Computer Science (  offers bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD degrees in Computer Science and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Data Science.


The selected candidate will be responsible for maintaining an active, funded research agenda, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise in the Department of Geosciences and/or the Department of Computer Science. Further, the selected candidate will serve as Director for the Center for Disaster Informatics and Computational Epidemiology (DICE) and will participate in service at the department, college, and university levels.


Essential Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Geography, Geosciences, or related fields with expertise in Geographical Information Systems
  • A record of publications and external funding at the level required for appointment at the Associate Professor level.
  • Record of interdisciplinary collaborative research

Preferred Qualifications

  • Record of teaching excellence
  • A record of research in the area of population health and disaster response planning
  • Experience in teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience in administration.

To apply, please visit and submit a CV, a cover letter that details how you meet the qualifications for the position, names and emails of three references, and a research, teaching, and diversity statement. Review of application will begin on February 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.  


Please direct any questions related to this search to


Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring under-represented groups in the geosciences.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Department of Computer Science
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 5060
Atlanta, GA 30302-5060

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