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The University of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute, located in Los Angeles, California, invites applicants for one or more full-time and part-time teaching-track faculty positions in the ranks of lecturer, assistant professor (teaching), associate professor (teaching), professor (teaching), assistant professor of the practice, associate professor of the practice and professor of the practice, for the 2020-2021 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 three Graduate Certificates in Geographic Information Science and Technology, an M.S. in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence, an M.S. in Spatial Data Science, an M.S. in Spatial Economics and Data Analysis, a B.S. in Geodesign, a B.S. in Global Geodesign, a Minor in Spatial Studies, a Minor in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence, a Minor in GIS and Sustainability Science, and several General Education courses.

The successful candidate will have substantive expertise and demonstrated excellence in teaching in the Institute’s core areas of geographic information science and the accompanying geospatial technologies, and will be expected to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: principles of geodesign, community health scan, geospatial technology management for sustainability science; spatial computing; concepts for spatial thinking; spatial databases; spatial analysis; spatial econometrics; GIS programming and customization; remote sensing for GIS; web GIS; spatial data science; geospatial intelligence tradecraft; statistics for the spatial sciences; quantitative methods and statistics; and thesis research.

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" links on the following webpages:

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

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.