Adjunct Lecturer - Geographical Information Systems

Job Req ID:  1501
Employee Category:  Faculty
Department:  LKYCIC

The Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC) at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is seeking applicants for an adjunct lecturer position to co-teach Geographical Information Systems. The position will start in September 2024 and is renewable yearly.


The selected candidate will teach the course Spatial Analysis of Urban Data in the MSc in Urban Science, Policy and Planning programme. The MSc in Urban Science exposes students to three core areas of Urban Science: Theory, Data & Methods, and Planning and Policy; this course will be part of the Data & Methods list of electives.


The ideal candidate should have a degree in geoinformatics, geomatics, geography, or a related field, coupled with robust understanding of GIS theory and spatial analytical methods. Candidate should demonstrate technical proficiency as an advanced user of QGIS with comprehensive skillset to utilize the software for geospatial analysis. Expertise and proven experience in spatial data visualization and analysis, knowledge of cartographic theory, and spatial statistics will be an advantage. In addition, the candidate should preferably have experience in automating GIS processes through programming within GIS software, and ability to integrate Python within GIS software would be favorable.


The Spatial Analysis of Urban Data course will run for 14 weeks with 4 contact hours per week (2 hours for lecture and 2 hours for tutorial) with additional time for course preparation, student consultation and grading. The contact hours per week will be split with a co-instructor, i.e., 2 hours per week per instructor. The course has been taught before and the selected candidate can build on existing course materials, including labs and exercises with the co-instructor (to be shared with short-listed candidates). 


Applicants should submit the following documents online:

  • Full resume
  • A one-page teaching statement including teaching experience, interest, and how you intend to teach this course