Academic Coordinator III - ANR Informatics and GIS Program
The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking a Statewide Program Coordinator for the Informatics and Geographic Information Systems (IGIS). The Program Coordinator will facilitate IGIS research and outreach in ecological informatics and geographic information science through support in developing web-based data frameworks for sharing and integrating data such as APIs, developing algorithms enabling novel combinations of environmental datasets, and testing of data driven research hypotheses. The position requires a highly specialized academic providing vision and leadership on IGIS data resources that will serve multiple scientific constituencies at the state and national level. These data resources include: sensor networks from the Research and Extension system including ANRFlux, ecological datasets from ANR researchers, and other relevant existing statewide research databases.
Location Headquarters: Davis or Berkeley, California
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide coordination for the regular activities of the IGIS Statewide Program.
- Assess the Division’s data and informatics needs related to Strategic Vision and initiatives.
- Provide professional knowledge and research support to IGIS, including:
- Coordinate with researchers to integrate and use existing and new datasets;
- Coordinate with researchers to find extramural funding for research;
- In concert with statewide researchers, develop methods to realize research potential of ANR research data;
- Develop novel ways to share existing datasets through APIs and other methods;
- Develop frameworks for effectively managing and using ecological information;
- Coordinate with CSIT programmers in managing ANR research data (e.g. from REC sensor networks, from REC research projects, etc.)
- Provide training for ANR on data informatics; and
- Participate in scholarly contributions where possible.
- Maintain professional competency in ecological informatics and geographic information science to provide the skills to perform the above duties and responsibilities.
- Participate in professional organizations.
- Maintain a program of continuous self-improvement by participating in in-service training, seminars, workshops, work group & program team meetings, short courses, professional society meetings and other relevant opportunities.
- Actively advocate for IGIS program awareness and support.
The position is administratively responsible to Maggi Kelly, the Director of the IGIS Statewide Program.
SALARY: Beginning salary will be in the Academic Coordinator III Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding the Academic Coordinator salary scales, please refer to the University of California website:
http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/187038.pdf (Table 36-Academic Coordinator III)
A PhD Degree in Ecology, Geography, Agriculture, Statistics, or an appropriate related field with experience in data science and/or geographic information sciences is required.
HOW TO APPLY: To be considered, applicants must submit electronically the following four components of the Application Packet to email@example.com
- Cover Letter
- ANR Academic Application Form— from the ANR website at: http://ucanr.edu/academicapplication
- Please include a list of potential references. If you are selected for an interview, the search committee will contact the references you listed on the UC ANR application form (a minimum of four (4) and a maximum of six (6) names, current addresses, phone numbers and email addresses). Please do not send letters of reference.
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume
- College Level Transcripts: Only electronic transcripts or legible photocopies of original transcripts will be accepted.
Application and associated materials will not be returned to the applicant.
For more information, please see: http://www.ucanr.edu/jobs AP #13-28.
CLOSING DATE: To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by April 27, 2015 (open until filled).