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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 faculty position or full-time research-track faculty positions 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 programs at the doctoral level (Ph.D. in Population, Health and Place and a Graduate Certificate in Spatial Analytics), at the masters level (an M.S. in Geographic Information Science and Technology, an M.S. in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence, an M.S. in Spatial Data Science and an M.S. in Spatial Economics and Data Analysis) and at the undergraduate level (a B.S. in GeoDesign, a Minor in Spatial Studies, a Minor in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence, and 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 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 https://spatial.usc.edu prior to applying. For additional information, contact Dr. John P. Wilson at 213-740-1908 or jpwilson@usc.edu.

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 uschr@usc.edu.

Office and Events Manager

The USC Spatial Sciences Institute is seeking an Office Manager to handle the office administration and events of a dynamic and growing academic program and research enterprise. This position supports the Founding and Managing Directors of the Institute, its faculty, and students by coordinating and establishing and office support; overseeing facilities management; liaising with faculty affairs and other business offices; and leading multiple and concurrent major events management, such as the Institute’s annual conference, Commencement, and advancement and external events. This position hires and oversees multiple student workers.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication, writing and organizational skills; office management and staff supervision experience; professional demeanor; and event management experience. It is critical that candidate have exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability and personality to work collaboratively with Institute faculty, students, staff, other University offices, and the external community. The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Minimum Education:  Bachelor’s degree. Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education.

Minimum Experience:  3 years

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. Administrative experience in a university setting. Event management experience.

In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the “apply” link for the postings on the “Careers at USC” website: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/office-manager/1209/8302297.