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Full- and Part-Time Faculty Positions

The University of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute in Los Angeles, California invites applicants for one or more full- or part-time teaching-track or research-track faculty positions for the Spring 2018 semester and for the 2018-2019 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. Successful candidates for teaching-track positions 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 these positions, all candidates must apply via the “apply” link for the postings on the “Careers at USC” website:

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