Postdoctoral Research Scholar Positions at USC – Big Data management and analytics (transportation)

The University of Southern California’s Integrated Media Systems Center (USC IMSC), located in Los Angeles, California, invites applicants for a postdoctoral researcher position under the supervision of Prof. Cyrus Shahabi. This will be a fixed-term position for the duration of two years starting May 2019.

IMSC blends the unique resources available across the University of Southern California and Los Angeles to create a world-class, multidisciplinary hub for exploration and discovery. We engage a diverse faculty with expertise in fundamental research areas critical to every aspect of data science and are closely connected to the domain experts applying these tools through our affiliated schools and organizations. IMSC is built to deliver next-generation, custom-built data platforms based on bleeding-edge basic and applied research. These end-to-end solutions span the entire data pipeline, from the acquisition of real-world data to the application of mined insights and are created for partners with applications with societal impacts across the globe. See:

In particular, we have a long history of applying novel approaches to solve transportation problems. Under contract with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA-Metro), IMSC has been continuously collecting massive transportation datasets from LA County road networks since 2011 (more than 20,000 traffic sensors and GPS data from thousands of buses as well as thousands of incident reports collected by the California Highway Patrol). These real-world, raw datasets enabled fundamental research in Spatial Data Management, Machine Learning and Privacy, which was funded by NSF, CalTrans, and several industry partners (Microsoft, Google, Oracle, Intel). See:

Job Summary

IMSC seeks a talented, self-motivated postdoctoral researcher on Big Data management and analytics focusing on the problems and datasets in the transportation domain. Example of transportation datasets include streaming data from stationary traffic sensors and trajectory data from moving objects. The postdoctoral researcher will be developing computer algorithms and systems, running scientific experiments with large real-time and historical datasets, preparing manuscripts for publications, and help in writing proposals, all in collaboration with students and researchers at IMSC.

A successful candidate for this position will have 1) a PhD degree in Computer Science or a related field, 2) a strong track record in publications and development of scientific software and systems in Big Data management and analytics, and 3) experience in leading and managing software development projects. The desired technical skills include experience with: 1) Python, 2) Spark (and SparkML), 3) PostgreSQL (and PostGIS), and 4) QGIS/Esri ArcMap; experience with additional machine learning toolkits such as TensorFlow or Keras is a bonus.

Minimum Education: PhD degree

Minimum Field of Expertise: Strong publication records and relevant work experience to provide strong technical knowledge of research, programming, and analysis as well as senior or lead experience. Demonstrated creativity and innovation in solving conceptual computing problems.

If interested, please apply on—University-Park-Campus/Postdoctoral-Research-Associate_REQ20072308 and send your CV and a cover letter to: Dr. Yao-Yi Chiang at

Yao-Yi Chiang

Associate Professor (Research), Spatial Sciences Institute

USC Dana and David Dornsife

College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Associate Director, Integrated Media Systems Center

USC Viterbi School of Engineering

University of Southern California

3616 Trousdale Parkway, AHF B55

Los Angeles, CA 90089-0374

Tel: (213)740-5910 &

Postdoctoral Research Scholar Positions at ASU

Arizona State University seeks applications for 2 Postdoctoral Research Scholars with interests in community resilience, spatio-temporal analysis, social data analytics, and/or modeling/visualization of complex data start by Fall 2019. Please see the attached description or for more details.


Patricia Solís, PhD

Executive Director

Knowledge Exchange for Resilience

Arizona State University

t: 480-965-3767

m: 469-200-9093


Two fully-funded PhD positions in Demography/GIScience at University of St Andrews

GIS Software Engineer/Developer

CybELE is a start-up company that integrates remote sensing technology and earth observation
data with the legal environment to address a problem of environmental criminality. We combine all
available geospatial information together with legal context to generate detailed environmental
criminal activity report that can be used at court.
We are the winner of the Copernicus Masters 2018 Awards, expect a dynamic growth and are
expanding our team. Are you interested in our project? Are you experienced in developing web-based
GIS applications? Do you want to work in a challenging and high paced environment? This may be the
right position for you.
GIS Software Engineer/Developer Freelance
Location: Remote – Travels to meetings on some periods.

– Experience in developing web-based GIS applications using open source technology
– Experience with Javascript REACT for frontend development
– Experience with the design and implementation of web service interfaces e.g. based on REST
– experience with SQL and relational databases (PostgreSQL / PostGIS)
– Some experience with cloud computing and scalable applications (AWS, AZURE, OpenStack …)
– Experience with OpenLayers, MapServer, GeoServer or other backend open source platforms
– Knowledge of OGC standards like WMS, WMTS, WFS, WCS etc.
– Strong analytical skills
– Capability to learn and understand a broader context of given tasks
– English communication skills

– To participate in the development of the web-based platform, that will integrate EO data, analytical
tools, and legal information
– To design and develop interactive user interfaces
– To do the backend development
– To integrate the application with other platforms and databases
– To test, maintain and support the application
– To coordinate with other software engineers, EO specialists, and business developers to understand
and implement client requirements

If you are interested and have a fairly good understanding of our requirements, please send us your
CV and motivation letter by email at

Dvě zajímavé pracovní pozice na VÚGTK

Kolegové z Výzkumného ústavu geodetického, topografického a kartografického nabízejí dvě pracovní pozice v oblasti GNSS s možností plného či částečného úvazku. Jedná se o práci ve špičkovém týmu – kolegové jsou řešiteli řady významných evropských výzkumných projektů. Více informací o obou pozicích a kontaktech je k dispozici v přiložených pdf souborech:
Informace o pozici 1,
Informace o pozici 2.

Transportation Data Integration Assistant (Research Assistant 1) at the University of Connecticut

The Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center at the University of Connecticut, School of Engineering is seeking applicants for an end-date, full-time Research Assistant 1.

Under the direction of the Director of the Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center (CTSRC), the successful candidate will assist in data collection, consolidation, validation, and integration efforts related to migration from a limited non-geospatial roadway attribute database to a Model Inventory of Roadway Elements (MIRE) compliant, geospatially accurate database, with the ultimate goal of aiding the advancement of the State’s data driven safety analysis capabilities.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performing data scrubbing and quality control checks of asset datasets before integration into the production database;
  • Coordination with Connecticut Department of Transportation data stewards on asset development and Linear Referencing system (LRS) integration requirements;
  • Coordination activities between the Department and UCONN CTSRC on data integration and availability for use in safety analysis;
  • Asset data migration from the legacy database to the geospatial LRS database;
  • LRS development work related to alignment changes, new road construction, additional desired segment locations, and other miscellaneous LRS accuracy improvement activities.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of at least a Bachelor’s degree; Geography, GIS, or Computer Science Degree. No post-degree experience or equivalent specialized training and experience are required.  Other related disciplines that are deemed appropriate and relevant to this position may also be considered.


Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with ESRI, Bentley, or open source (QGIS) mapping/GIS tools; familiarity with basic load/extract/query procedures associated with GIS functions; familiarity with applicable federal and state guidelines regarding data collection, LRS integration, and data visualization, particularly the Model of Roadway Inventory Elements (MIRE) and All Roads Network of Linear Referenced Data (ARNOLD).


The full job posting and application instructions can be found here.



Best Regards,


Seth D. Kenbeek

Research Assistant III – GIS Programmer


Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center

Connecticut Transportation Institute

University of Connecticut

Phone: (860) 486-5400

Teaching Assistant Professor at UIUC

Job Details


The Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor in Geographic Information Science (GIS) and Geospatial Data Science. This is a 9-month (paid over 12 months), full-time academic appointment (non-tenure track) at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor, with opportunities for summer salary through online course instruction.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit


The successful applicant will join a world-class research and education environment for GIS and geospatial data science. Primary responsibilities will include developing and teaching classroom-based and online courses in GIS and geospatial data science. The position also involves serving as an advisor of GIS students, particularly students in the growing Professional Science Master’s in GIS program: The opportunity to teach non-GIS courses also exists based on the hire’s expertise and departmental teaching needs.  Engagement in scholarly research, service to the department/college/university is expected.


This position requires experience in college- or university-level teaching. A Ph.D. in GIS, geography, or a closely related field is also required. Interest or experience in education research, curriculum development, current educational technologies, and a strong desire to create new and innovative course materials will enhance an application. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to make an instructional and curricular impact both within the Department and beyond, either through scholarly publications, invited talks, or other related activities involving their discipline, pedagogy and student interactions.

The successful applicant should possess: excellent interpersonal communication skills, a desire to interact with prospective students, excellent organization and time management skills, and demonstrated excellence in teaching and advising.


Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The preferred start date is August 16, 2019.


Create your application through and upload PDF files of your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy. The online application will require information for three references. Applicants must also upload PDF files of the following:

  • Sample syllabi, assignments, and other teaching materials that provide evidence of the quality of your instruction so far, or of instruction that you hope to do.
  • A 1- to 3-page narrative that describes your current and/or future plan for contributing to scholarship that enhances the Department and University and makes an impact beyond the campus. Research discussed can be disciplinary, pedagogical, or both.
  • Copies of any published works completed.

Please contact Jill Randell at if you have questions. In order to ensure full consideration, applications (in PDF format only) must be received by March 15, 2019. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

College Name or Administrative Unit: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Category: Faculty

Title: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Teaching Assistant Professor – Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science (109854)

Open Date: 02/22/2019

Organization Name: Geography and Geographic InfoSci

Professor in Cartography – GIS

 Apply until 23/04/2019 23:59 CET
→   Discipline: Cartography – GIS
→   100% Assistant professor tenure track
→   Reference number: 201901/WE/ZAP/001



Ghent University is one of the most important education and research institutions in the Low Countries. On a daily basis, over 9,000 staff members and 41,000 students implement its motto “Dare to Think”. Ghent University’s mission statement is characterised by qualitative education, internationally renowned research and a pluralistic social responsibility.


Cartography – together with geodesy – is essential to spatial information. It is the basis to position human behaviour and to map the environment. It is essential in each geographical curriculum. Since several decennia, UGent teaches in cartography, and does research in cartography (in areas such as historical cartography, spatial perception, new cartographical media and GIS-applications, as well as cartographical distortions). Today, cartography is strongly interconnected with Geo-ICT. This integration is essential in the current and future research of the department.

Complementary, another professor (in geomatics) of the department is specialised in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), GIScience & Technology.

Within these domains, about 20 researchers will conduct a PhD research in 2019-2020. The group is strongly embedded in the international research community.

Academic education

You lecture various course units in the discipline of traditional cartography, Geo-ICT (GIPlatforms, web mapping, …), geomatics programming and geodesy, both at undergraduate and graduate level. Education is partly in Dutch and partly in English. The teaching and lecturing will be evaluated on actuality, connection with the educational program and interaction with the students.

Academic research

You conduct research in the discipline of Cartography at an internationally competitive level. You seek funding to realize projects and to hire PhD students, and you act as their supervisor.

Academic services

You take part in the internal and external service provision of the department of Geography. During your career you are willing to engage in your share of administrative duties or leadership positions.



  • You have already conducted eminent academic research in the given discipline, which is clearly reflected in publications in high-quality academic journals and peer-reviewed books;
  • You are capable of initiating, supervising and acquiring the necessary funding for academic research;
  • You are didactically skilled to teach university students to develop academic competences;
  • Recommended are:
    • International mobility, among other things thanks to research stays at institutions external to the  one where you acquired your highest academic degree;
    • Positively evaluated experience in provided or organised academic lecturing;
    • Professionalisation of education.

Skills / Attitude

  • You are quality-oriented;
  • You take initiative;
  • You have strong interpersonal skills, making you a team player and an effective communicator with colleagues, employees, students and other stakeholders.

Admission requirements

  • You hold a thesis-based doctorate or a diploma or certificate that is recognised as equivalent (article V.20 Codex Higher Education).

Upon evaluation of a foreign (non-EU) diploma, a certificate of equivalence may still have to be requested at NARIC. If this is the case, we advise you to initiate this recognition procedure as soon as possible. You are required to have the recognition no later than on the date of your appointment.

  • You have at least two years of postdoctoral experience on October 1st 2019. This term of two years is determined by the date written on the above-mentioned required diploma.


  • We offer you a temporary appointment in a tenure track system for a term of five years. If positively evaluated by the University Board, the term of office will be transferred into a permanent appointment as an associate professor.

Should you already be a member of the professorial staff or hold an equal post at another university or research institution, you can immediately be appointed as an assistant professor, without prejudice to the possibility of a temporary appointment offered in article V.28 of the Codex of Higher Education.

  • The recruitment is possible no sooner than October 1st 2019.


The career and evaluation policy for Professorial Staff is based on talent development and growth, prioritizing vision development and strategy – at the personal as well as the group level. At UGent we focus on career support and coaching of the Professorial Staff in the different phases of the career. More information can be found on

Ghent University is committed to properly welcoming new professorial staff members and offering them appropriate guidance. The basic teacher training and courses of ‘Dutch’ and ‘English’ for foreign-speaking lecturers are only a few examples of our wide range of training and education opportunities. Furthermore, each Ghent University staff member can count on a number of benefits such as a bike allowance, reimbursement of public transport commuting costs, daycare, a wide range of sports facilities and EcoCheques. A complete overview of all our employee benefits (in Dutch).

Ghent University also invests in welcoming international professorial staff. It offers various housing options, a relocation bonus, the International School for school-aged children (with a discount on the tuition fee), support when registering at the City of Ghent, support with the procedure of family reunification and other administrative matters in connection with moving to Ghent. More information can be found on and


Ghent University conducts an equal opportunities policy and encourages everyone to apply. Ghent University also strives for a gender balance. Female applications are thus especially welcomed.


After the final application date, all received applications will be sent to the faculty assessment committee assembled for this vacancy. This committee will first evaluate the application files. Therefore it will match all elements of the file against the required expertise for the position in terms of education, research and scientific service. Based on this deliberation, relevant candidates will be shortlisted to be invited for further selection (interview, possible presentation or test lecture …). Afterwards, the committee will rank the suitable candidates and present this ranking to the Faculty Board. The advice of the Faculty Board will then be presented to the University Board for approval.

Candidates are asked to further discuss their top 5 most important publications or other academic achievements with the highest impact. Next to academic publications, the candidate is thus also able to show merit of knowledge transfer by academic dissemination, social valorisation, public awareness, seminars or conference presentations. These competences are also taken into account when evaluating the candidates.

The evaluation of the required international mobility is broad and partly takes the gender perspective into account, thus not only considering longer stays abroad by also other forms of internationalisation.

Pregnancy leave, prolonged sick leave, parental leave, filial leave or other forms of absence are taken into account when evaluating the available time for the realisation of academic output.


Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not sent through the online system.

Your application must include the following documents:

  • In the field ‘Cv’: the professorial staff application form (+ all annexes mentioned in the form) + your research plan in which the research vision and the research strategy for the upcoming years are presented (at most 2 pages), merged into one pdf file.
  • In the field ‘Cover letter’: your application letter in pdf format
  • In the field ‘Diploma’: a transcript of your doctoral degree. If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.
  • In the field ‘Certificate of equivalence’: only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union: certificate of equivalence (NARIC) (if already in your possession)

Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.


For further information regarding this vacancy, please contact Professor Frank Witlox (, +32 (0)9 264 45 53) at the faculty of Sciences, department of Geography.


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