Full-time Teaching Track Position

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 instructor, 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 2024-2025 academic year.

The Institute, housed in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, provides 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; an M.S. in Global Security Studies; an M.S. and four 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 B.S. in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence; a Minor in Spatial Studies; a Minor in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence; and a Minor in 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 human security and geospatial intelligence, spatial computing, spatial data acquisition, spatial data science and spatial economics. This position may also be expected to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: geodesign; 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.

Review of candidates starts immediately and 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: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/full-time-teaching-track-faculty-positions-in-spatial-sciences/1209/55032771856 .

We encourage prospective candidates to review our website at https://dornsife.usc.edu/spatial/ prior to applying. For additional information, contact Dr. John P. Wilson at 213-740-1908 or jpwilson@usc.edu.

The annual base salary range for this position is $74,000 – $106,200. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.


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. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at uschr@usc.edu.  Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.