In honor of Ohio State’s sesquicentennial anniversary, The Ohio State University Press just published a collection of essays – Fulfilling the 21st Century Land-Grant Mission: Essays in Honor of The Ohio State University’s Sesquicentennial Commemoration, edited by Stephen M. Gavazzi and David J. Staley.
My essay in this collection, Ohio State as a 21st Century Urban University, discusses the major issues facing an urbanized world, laying out a broad agenda for urban scholarship and outreach. I also discuss the scientific revolution occurring in urban science, enabled by new data sources and powerful technologies such as geographic information systems (GIS). I also make a case for Ohio State as an urban university, reviewing the evolution of Ohio State’s capabilities in urban scholarship and outreach. I conclude my essay with a discussion of Ohio State moving forward as an urban university: why Ohio is a good setting for urban scholarship, and the role that Ohio State can play in this new era.
The Ohio State University’s Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA) seeks a GIS Research Analyst to develop and manage community and campus outreach in GIS, mapping and spatial data analytics.
The Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA), part of the Ohio State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a GIS Research Analyst to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.
Review of applications will begin after 28 January 2018
More information about CURA: https://cura.osu.edu/
More information about the position and to apply: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/83608
The Department of Geography at The Ohio State University seeks a Lecturer in Geographical Information Sciences. Courses to be taught in Autumn and Spring semester of appointment year. This will be a one year appointment with the possibility of renewal based on positive performance, department need, and budgetary allowance. Salary range is based on course load. Appointment (FTE) will range between 75% and 100% dependent upon the number of courses assigned (6-8 per academic year). The position involves teaching courses that could range over GIS, data analysis, remote sensing, and spatial analysis. The department is looking for a dedicated instructor who has these classes in their repertoire and who can take on these responsibilities in a manner consistent with the other faculty members teaching the classes.
Application Instructions: Submit a letter of application addressing the summary of duties and qualifications; curriculum vitae; and three recent letters of recommendation.
Send application materials electronically to: Suzanne M.S Mikos (firstname.lastname@example.org), Human Resources and Financial Manager.
Review of applications will begin February 15, 2017 and continue until position is filled. The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.