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The University of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute, located in Los Angeles, California, invites applicants for a full-time teaching-track faculty position 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 2022-2023 academic year.

The Institute, housed in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, provides a world-class education for scores of working professionals, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students. Today, it offers a Ph.D. in Population, Health and Place; a doctoral-level Graduate Certificate in Spatial Analytics; M.S. degrees in Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST), Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence (HSGI), Spatial Data Science, and Spatial Economics and Data Analysis; an M.S. degree in Global Security Studies; Graduate Certificates in GIST, Geospatial Intelligence, Geospatial Leadership, and Remote Sensing and Earth Observation; B.S. degrees in Geodesign, Global Geodesign, and HSGI; and minors in Spatial Studies, HSGI, and GIS and Sustainability Science. In addition, the Institute offers several large-scale general education courses with a spatial sciences foundation.


The successful candidate will have substantive expertise and demonstrated excellence in teaching in the Institute’s core areas of geographic information science and place along with the accompanying geospatial technologies. In particular, the Institute has priority on expertise and experience in spatial data science, spatial computing, human security and geospatial intelligence, and spatial economics. This position will be expected to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: cartography and visualization; geodesign; geographic information science; human security and geospatial intelligence; population, health and place; remote sensing and earth observation; spatial computing; spatial data acquisition; spatial data science; and spatial economics and data analysis.

To apply

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, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser:

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 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 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

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