Monthly Archives: June 2015

Visiting Instructor position in GIScience

FLORIDA, TAMPA. The School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida invites applications for a nine-month Visiting Instructor position in GIScience. The appointment would begin early August, 2015. Responsibilities will include teaching both general and applied GIS courses at the senior undergraduate and graduate levels, including courses in our Graduate GIS Certificate Program, as well as possibly lower-level general geography courses such as World Regional Geography and Human or Environmental Geography. Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in Geography or a related discipline by the time of appointment, and evidence of the necessary academic background and skills to teach GIScience at the stated levels. Preferred qualifications include primary instructor experience with college-level GIScience courses, and teaching interests in lower-level undergraduate Human, Environmental, and Regional Geography courses. Details of the position, the application materials required and application procedure can be found at According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public.  For ADA accommodations, please contact Mandy Stuck, (813) 974-2236 at least five working days prior to need.  USF is an AA/EA/EO institution.

Lecturer in GIS and Big Data Analytics

The Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London is looking to appoint a Lecturer in GIS and Big Data Analytics (at the grade of either Lecture A or B). The lecturer position is a permanent appointment subject to successful completion of probation (equivalent of a tenure-track position in the US).

Salary: Grade 7 (Lecturer A) which is £35,343 rising to £40,460 per annum inclusive of £3,066 London Allowance per annum or Grade 8 (Lecturer B) which is £41,577 rising to £49,020 per annum inclusive of £3,066 London Allowance per annum. The appointed lecturer will be expected to contribute to teaching and researching in the streams of GIS and big data analytics. He/she will join one of the department’s research clusters, Social and Spatial Inequalities or Environment and Sustainability and contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and academic administrative roles.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight (British Summer Time) on Thursday 25 June 2015. Further details can be found at:

Lecturer in Quantitative Geography

College of Science and Engineering, Department of Geography, University of Leicester, UK
Salary Grade 8 – £37,394 to £45,954 per annum, Permanent contract

At Leicester we’re going places. Ranked in the top 20 universities in Britain our aim is to climb further. A commitment to high quality research and teaching fused with an inclusive academic culture is our hallmark and led the Times Higher Education to describe us as “elite without being elitist”. The Department of Geography is seeking to appoint a future research leader in Quantitative Human Geography. The successful candidate will contribute to Human Geography research in one of the following areas of expertise in the department: population/migration geography, urban geography, development geography and/or environmental geography. They will have particular skills in statistics, GIS, data visualization, geocomputation, big data, geolocation, and/or the interface between quantitative and qualitative methods. An interest in creative and critical quantitative methods would be value added.

For more information, see SEN00605 Job Description.


23rd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on
Advances in Geographic Information Systems
November 3-6, 2015 — Seattle, Washington, USA

Call for Research, Industrial, Systems, Demonstration and Vision papers

Abstract Submission: 16 June 2015 (midnight PDT)
Paper Submission: 23 June 2015 (midnight PDT)
Acceptance Notification: 25 August 2015

The ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems 2015 (ACM SIGSPATIAL 2015) is the twenty-third event in a series of symposia and workshops that began in 1993 with the aim of bringing together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners in relation to novel systems based on geo-spatial data and knowledge, and fostering interdisciplinary discussions and research in all aspects of geographic information systems. The conference provides a forum for original research contributions covering all conceptual, design, and implementation aspects of geospatial data ranging from applications, user interfaces, and visualization to data storage and query processing and indexing. The conference is the premier annual event of the ACM Special Interest Group on Spatial Information (ACM SIGSPATIAL). Researchers, students, and practitioners are invited to submit their contributions to ACM SIGSPATIAL 2015.

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