Assistant Professor Position in Geodesy
Boğaziçi University, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute
Boğaziçi University is a public university in Istanbul, Turkey. It has been operating since 1863 and takes place among the most distinguished universities of the world with its education and research performance.
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Boğaziçi University, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute is a research Institute primarily focused on multi-disciplinary research of earthquakes, crustal deformation, tectonics and earth structure. Current organization of the Institute includes academic departments (Geodesy, Geophysics, Earthquake Engineering), research centers (Belbaşı Nuclear Tests Monitoring Center, Regional Earthquake-Tsunami Monitoring Center, İznik Earthquake Hazard Mitigation Center) and laboratories (Astronomy, Geomagnetism, Meteorology).
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The Department of Geodesy at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position in the fields of Remote Sensing. The candidate should have a PhD in Geomatics or Geodesy. The department encourages candidates with strong background and interest in various research topics related to geohazards phenomenon including landslides, earthquakes and earthquake induced deformation analysis using geodetic methods (GIS, GPS, Remote Sensing) and would consider applicants with good publication records in these topics.
The Department of Geodesy focuses on the investigation of time-dependent crustal deformation in seismically active areas through monitoring and modeling geodetic networks. GPS and InSAR techniques are used for 4-dimensional deformation analysis. Height optimization is performed with Gravity networks and natural disasters are studied by utilizing analyses tools of different disciplines. New perspectives are created through interdisciplinary studies that brings solutions to geodynamic problems. Since the year 1994, the department has been carrying out their activities in different parts of Turkey including western and eastern Turkey with the use of geodetic data (e.g. GPS data) within the framework of national and international research projects.
The department also runs an M.Sc. program in Geodesy. Successful candidates will contribute to research activities at graduate level as well as certain service associated to the departmental affair (e.g. field-work participation, etc.). The successful candidate is expected to participate in teaching departmental courses and to design new elective courses. All courses are taught in English and thus candidates are expected to have fluency in both spoken and written English.
Applications should document the statement of research interest, teaching merits, curriculum vitae, and at least three reference letters (from at least three academics who have done international research, at least two of which are from their field of study). Applicants should send applications by e-mail to Professor Haluk Özener (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair of Department of Geodesy at Boğaziçi University, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute.