I am very excited to announce that I will soon be moving to New York to take up a faculty position in the Department of Geography at Hunter College of the City University of New York. The plans have been in motion for quite a while, and now that my wife and I have started to pack up our stuff, I thought I’d post something here to make it ‘official’. I start full time in NY at the end of January, at which point I will be diving head first into teaching and research. I am really looking forward to engaging with the active NY open source community, teaching a whole slew of new courses, interacting more directly with students, and working with my new colleagues on all sorts of cool research projects.
With that in mind, I will also be sad to leave St Andrews. The past year working in the School of Geography and Geosciences has been a great experience; I’ve learned a lot about the inner workings of a research centre by helping to set up the Centre for GeoInformatics and I’ve made a lot of great personal and professional connections. Combined, the past four years in Ireland and the UK have been very exciting, and I have had excellent opportunities to make friends, build collaborative networks, hone my research skills, carve out my own research niche, and develop a longer-term research program that should keep me busy for years to come!
I’ll try to continue posting the occasional blog post over the next few months, and hopefully compile a decent record of my progression from postdoc to professor (lecturer to my EU friends) along the way. In the mean time, feel free to get in touch with me if you are ever in the NY area!