University of Southern California, Assistant or Associate Professor in Spatial Analysis; app review begins 11.15.2012

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Reference: JOB36596
Application deadline: CLOSED

Position Description and Qualifications:
The Sol Price School of Public Policy invites applications for an assistant or associate professor in spatial analysis. The appointment can be tenured/tenure-track or non-tenure track, depending on qualifications. The successful candidate will help establish and manage the Price School’s new geographic information systems (GIS)/spatial analysis teaching and research studio. Candidates for a tenured or tenure-track appointment will have a Ph.D. and contribute to scholarship and teaching in spatial analytic methods. Candidates for tenured appointments must have an exceptional record of research and scholarship, and candidates for tenure-track appointments must demonstrate clear potential for scholarly excellence. Non-tenure track candidates should have a Ph.D. or appropriate degree and will develop and teach courses and conduct training in spatial analytics.

All candidates should have expertise in social or geographic sciences, including urban planning, geography, public policy, or a related field. They should have research and teaching experience that applies spatial analysis to urban planning, public policy, real estate, public administration, or health administration. Applicants with expertise in the econometric analysis of spatial data, spatial statistics and/or the analysis of visual or spatial data are of particular interest. The substantive area of research focus is open.

About the Sol Price School of Public Policy:
The mission of the Price School is to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad. We achieve this mission through education and research that promote innovative solutions to the most critical issues facing society, with a particular focus on governance, urban development, and social policy. The Price School offers Ph.D. programs in Public Policy and Management and Urban Planning; masters’ degrees in Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Health Administration, and Real Estate Development; executive masters’ degrees; and an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree.

USC is one of the nation’s premier research universities, and the Price School is a major contributor to the university’s reputation. Our school supports an array of thematic research centers with $35 million in active sponsored research. Much of the school’s research is conducted through its centers, institutes, and research groups. Among them are the Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise, Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy,

Price Center on Social Innovation, Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, Center for Economic Development, Center for Sustainable Cities, National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research, Lusk Center for Real Estate, Schaeffer Center on Health, Policy and Economics, and the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), the country’s first Homeland Security Center of Excellence.

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Compensation and Benefits:
The University of Southern California offers a competitive salary within an academic environment based on the candidate’s experience and accomplishments. The university also offers excellent benefits to employees, which include: health, dental and life insurance; tuition assistance; disability and retirement plans; credit union membership; and participation in cultural and social events, as well as access to athletic and recreational facilities.
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer: USC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer that actively seeks diversity in its workplace.

Apply for this Position:
Applicants must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, relevant papers and publications, and names of three references. Applicants should include in the letter the type of appointment the candidate seeks (tenure track or non-tenure track.) Please apply online at: Screening of applications will begin November 15 and will continue until the position is filled.