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USC Spatial Sciences Institute Administrative Assistant

The Spatial Sciences Institute in the University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences invites applications for its Administrative Assistant position. This important position has primary responsibility for secretarial and administrative duties; managing the director’s and managing director’s calendars; preparing and combining data for variety of business correspondence; screening incoming calls and directing them to the appropriate faculty or staff member; providing assistance for various purchasing request; and other related duties as assigned or requested. In addition, this position serves as a coordinator between SSI leadership and the USC Dornsife Business Office, the USC Dornsife Dean’s Office and other key university offices.

Candidates should have a background in business administration with strong computer and communication skills. Preferred candidates will have university experience and knowledge of university financial systems. As a growing and vibrant enterprise with a multi-million-dollar budget, the Spatial Sciences Institute values teamwork and places importance upon the individual in this position being able to work collaboratively and effectively in a fast-paced environment.

The Spatial Sciences Institute ( is the hub of spatial thinking and analysis at the University of Southern California. The Institute provides, through the lingua franca of spatial analysis, the critical infrastructure for transformative, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary research, weaving together several research clusters at USC and establishing a leadership role worldwide. Our current work focuses on the meaning of place, the value of maps and visualization of location-based data, and the various ways in which the science and practice of geodesign can be used to design spatial policies, practices, and technologies that promote placemaking, sustainability, and human well-being. Through our innovative and interdisciplinary academic undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs, we develop the next generation of spatial thinkers, empowering them with capabilities to tackle and solve real-world issues.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application at

We encourage prospective candidates to review our website prior to applying.

The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.

2017-18 Full- and Part-Time Teaching-Track Faculty Positions

The University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, California, Spatial Sciences Institute, invites applicants for one or more full- or part-time, teaching-track lecturers for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Institute, housed in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, provides world-class training for scores of working professionals, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students. Today, it offers a Ph.D. in Population, Health and Place, a Graduate Certificate in Spatial Analytics, an M.S. and several Graduate Certificates in Geographic Information Science and Technology, an M.S in Spatial Informatics, a B.S. in GeoDesign, a Minor in Spatial Studies, a Minor in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence and several General Education courses.

The successful candidate will have substantive expertise and demonstrated excellence in teaching in the Program’s core areas of geographic information science and the accompanying technologies, and will be expected to teach classes in one or more of the following areas: mathematical techniques in GIS, hydrologic and sustainability science applications of GIS, maps and spatial reasoning, principles of geographic information science, spatial computing, concepts for spatial thinking, spatial databases, spatial data acquisition, spatial analysis, spatial modeling, geospatial technology project management, GIS programming and customization, remote sensing for GIS, cartography and visualization, web GIS, mobile GIS, geospatial data integration, and geospatial intelligence tradecraft.

Review of candidates continues until the positions are filled. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field at the time of appointment. Please submit your curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and experience, a writing sample (chapter or article), samples of syllabi and teaching evaluations, and the names and contact information for three references that could speak to teaching abilities. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the “Apply” link on this page.

We encourage prospective candidates to review our website prior to applying. For additional information, contact Dr. John P. Wilson at 213-740-1908 or

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting