The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing has announced it is seeking a new executive director.

The news comes a week after James Plasker announced his retirement. Plasker has served as the executive director of ASPRS for nearly 16 years. His retirement

James Plasker announced his retirement as the executive director of ASPRS.

is effective in January.

Individuals interested in applying for the position at ASPRS should be “professionally respected, service-oriented and energetic,” according to a statement from the organization. The director is to guide the society’s mission to advance knowledge and improve understanding of the mapping sciences and to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS) and supporting technologies.

The executive director will report to the executive committee of the board of directors. A position description is available on the ASPRS website. The deadline to apply is Oct. 1.

ASPRS, which was founded in 1934, includes more than 5,000 individuals and 130 organizations from private industry, government and academia.