The Geospatial Analysis Center (GAC) at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) is a multidisciplinary platform for geospatial analysis and research. GAC engages in a diverse set of research activities including, but not limited to geospatial information science and engineering; spatiotemporal analysis; spatial decision and planning support; spatiotemporal modeling and forecasting.
The American University of Sharjah (AUS) is seeking applicants for the position of Director of the new Geospatial Analysis Center (GAC) who shall implement GAC vision and mission; promote the center locally and internationally, help to develop a collaborative research program that will lead to high impact publications. The successful candidate must be able to provide administrative and technical leadership; provide planning and direction for the centers’ growth, maintain relationships with data providers and research consumers and promote geospatial research across the university.
Successful candidates must have a documented leadership in one or more of the GAC major research areas, which include geospatial information science and engineering, environmental science; policy; and management, economic geography and demographic analyses, spatial decision support, built-infrastructure and constructed-facilities in smart cities, and planning support systems. The successful candidate must hold earned degrees, including the doctorate, in Geospatial Science/Engineering or a closely related area. The candidate must demonstrate leadership in geospatial research, as evidenced by an outstanding publications and citation record. In addition, a demonstrated record of excellence in similar capacity and professional service is required.
The successful candidate must be a dynamic and innovative individual with demonstrated leadership and administrative experience Strong communication skills to engage with a wide variety of constituents within and outside the university are necessary. The selected individual will have the opportunity to develop and articulate the vision and long-term plan for the center in a research strategy considering research efforts that are essential to Sharjah, UAE and the Region.