The Department of Geography at the University of South Carolina seeks applications for the
position of GIS Manager.

The successful applicant will 1) provide technical and administrative support for GIScience software and their applications, including the licensing, installation, usage, and troubleshooting of geospatial technology and software, 2) assist in technical and managerial aspects of research projects with a geospatial computing component, and 3) serve as the information gateway for digital spatial resources in the Geography Department and across the university campus.

The successful applicant will be responsible for implementing and managing cloud‐computing and web‐based GIS platforms for providing GIS services and administering relevant spatial‐ and non‐spatial databases. The individual should also be comfortable developing and providing training and instruction in geospatial concepts, technology, integration and software skills.

Minimum qualifications: Masterʹs degree in geography or related field and 4 years related experience, or bachelorʹs degree in geography or related field and 6 years related experience.

Applicants should also have extensive experience in Geographic Information Systems (especially with Esri products) and computer environments; a strong background in Windows OS and server computing environments; experience in database design, implementation, and maintenance; and strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills, including the ability to clearly communicate GIS technologies.

Preferred qualifications include: Experience implementing and managing ArcGIS for Server; experience with the administration of spatial‐ and non‐spatial databases; experience with various programming, scripting, and coding methodology supportive languages/technologies; familiarity with cloud‐computing and web‐based GIS platforms for providing GIS services; familiarity with various geospatial and remote sensing‐related software. A professional certification, such as the GISP, is desirable.

Review of applications will begin July 23, 2014 and continue until a suitable candidate is selected. For more information, please contact Dr. John Kupfer, Chair, Dept. of Geography, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; email:; phone: 803‐777‐5234.

To apply, please go to: and enter Requisition Number 007716 (Job Title: GIS Manager I). Please check the status of your application regularly and contact Dr. Kupfer if you have any questions.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.