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Department of Geography


We're Hiring!

The Geography Department at USC is currently accepting applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Geographic Information Science to begin in Fall 2015!

The Department of Geography at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Geographic Information Science to begin August 16, 2015. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in geography or a closely related field at the time of appointment.  We seek a colleague with expertise in the collection, processing, validation, and analysis of big data to better understand spatio-temporal patterns across topics and geographic scales and to foster trans-disciplinary collaborations. The candidate should have: 1) strong theoretical underpinnings in one or more of the following areas of interest: social media, crowd-sourced data, mobile computing, data content and reliability, cyber infrastructure/security, data mining and analysis, or legal/policy issues, coupled with 2) equally important applications in thematic areas such as disaster response and recovery, public health, environmental patterns and processes, or social/economic/demographic dynamics. With the large volumes of data tied to these fields of study, ideally the candidate will have strengths in computational areas of cyber-infrastructure, high performance computing, GPU computing and/or cloud computing. Preference will be given to candidates who possess a strong record of publication and extramural funding, research and teaching interests that complement and expand existing departmental strengths, and a demonstrated ability to work with interdisciplinary groups both on and off campus.

Candidates should provide a letter of application describing current and future research activities and teaching interests/experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of at least three referees. All materials should be submitted electronically to Dr. Susan Cutter, Search Committee Chair (scutter@sc.edu). Screening of applications will begin September 30, 2014, though applications may be considered until the search is completed.

The University of South Carolina's main campus is located in the state capital, close to the mountains and the coast. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has designated the University of South Carolina as one of only 73 public and 35 private academic institutions with “very high research activity” and also lists USC as having strong focus on community engagement. The University has over 31,000 students on the main campus (and over 46,000 students system-wide), more than 350 degree programs, and a nationally-ranked library system that includes one of the nation’s largest public film archives. Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, is the center of a greater metropolitan area which has a population over 750,000.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status