Sz. Rozsa | 2022-01-10

Physical Geodesy/Geodesy Lecturer at the Ohio State University


The School of Earth Sciences (SES) seeks a geodesist who will complement existing faculty in its Division of Geodetic Science (DGS). We seek either

  • a <b>physical geodesist</b>, whose research is mostly focused on the theoretical and computational aspects of physical geodesy, who will also teach courses in intermediate and advanced physical geodesy as well as a class in at least one other area (e.g. harmonic analysis, airborne gravity, orbital mechanics, etc.), 
  • a <b>geodesist</b> who specializes <b>in 4D geodetic imaging</b>, developing techniques as well as applications, who can teach an introductory course in geodesy, plus a technique-focused and an application-focused course in their own specialty, or 
  • a <b>geodesist</b> whose research includes the <b>application of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML)/deep learning (DL) to geodetic problems</b>, who can teach courses on basic and advanced adjustment theory, and develop a new course on AI/ML/DL theory and methodologies applied to geodesy. 
We are especially interested in candidates with a track record in interdisciplinary. research in areas such as physical geodesy, space and satellite geodesy, mathematical geodesy, geodynamics, space physics, and climate change research. There will also be opportunities for joint research involving all areas of Earth science (e.g., within SES, and in collaboration the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, the Global Water Institute). DGS geodesists have established a major collaboration with researchers in Ohio State’s Department of Mathematics. Another attraction is a growing community of AI and Big Data researchers across campus.


This appointment will begin August 15, 2022, and the successful applicant must have PhD in hand in a geodesy or relevant field, by the start of the appointment. ABDs are welcome to apply. Evidence of a strong research trajectory and teaching experience are preferred. As a campus with a continuously growing diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, and under-represented minorities. Demonstrated experience in inclusive pedagogy and in mentoring members of under-represented groups is desirable. Demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary research and collaboration is also desirable. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

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