Visiting Instructors in GIScience and in Human Geography at University of South Florida


The School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida seeks two full-time, 9-month Visiting Instructor positions with the possible extension for a second and/or third year.

The positions are in the fields of GIScience, position number 38620 and Human Geography position number 38621.

The GIScience Instructor will teach introductory GIS and other courses in their specialty area, which might be either technical (e.g. databases, WebGIS) or substantive (e.g. transportation, health, socio-economic, or environmental applications of GIS).

The Human Geography Instructor will teach introductory courses in human and world regional geography and upper level courses in their specialty area, which might include urban, feminist, environmental, hazards, health, and/or transportation geography.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in Geography, GIS, or closely related field from an accredited institution is required and must be conferred by appointment start date. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Instructor.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate potential to effectively teach GIS or human geography courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Additional information is available at the School of Geosciences website: and by emailing the search committee chair, Dr. Joni Downs (

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Information for Applicants 

This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 20451

Posting Date:  April 4, 2019

Posting End Date: April 28, 2019

Position: GIScience 38620

Position: Human Geography 38621

How To Apply 

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To apply, please visit and attach a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, copies of teaching evaluations, and provide names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2019.

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Equal Employment Opportunity 

Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public.  USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, please contact Jessica Wilson, (813) 974-4808 at least five working days prior to need.

Work Location 

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About USF 

The University of South Florida, established in 1956 and located in Tampa, is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three separately accredited institutions: USF, USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 50,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.8 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF ranks in the top 30 nationally for research expenditures among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. In 2018, the Florida Board of Governors designated USF as a Preeminent State Research University, placing USF in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Working at USF

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