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Career Opportunities

Check out the Open Positions Across the Consortium

We have a bold vision to make this research consortium a national leader in geospatial science and to accelerate the St. Louis region’s development as a global geospatial center of excellence.

Faculty Positions

Research Faculty are the foundation of this unique geospatial research consortium.

Saint Louis University 

Saint Louis University is seeking to hire a significant cadre of open-rank faculty strategically across the University in areas that directly intersect with the mission of Taylor Geospatial Institute. The following six open faculty positions are a part of the initial cluster hiring with a starting date of Fall 2023:

Saint Louis University has other postdoctoral and faculty positions related to geospatial science.

Harris-Stowe State University / Saint Louis University Joint Position

Saint Louis University and Harris-Stowe State University are looking to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in geospatial science to meet the needs of growing research and training in geospatial science in the St. Louis region.

University of Missouri-St. Louis

University of Missouri-St. Louis is hiring a Geospatial Post-Doctoral Fellow.

University of Missouri

University of Missouri is hiring Assistant, Associate, or Full Research Professors at its Center for Geospatial Intelligence and is seeking applications and nominations for outstanding faculty candidates for appointments to its MizzouForward initiative.

Staff Positions

Come join the team that is building the Taylor Geospatial Institute. Be part of an exciting adventure and make a difference! TGI operations and technical staff positions are critical to the long-term success of the Institute.

To build a world-class data services team in support of faculty and researchers, we are hiring:

The Taylor Geospatial Institute consortium is led by Saint Louis University, and TGI staff are hired as employees of Saint Louis University. Saint Louis University offers an inclusive and supportive environment with a comprehensive benefits package for employees to grow and excel in.

Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis is hiring a GIS and Data Analyst.

University of Missouri-St. Louis

University of Missouri-St. Louis is hiring a Geospatial Analyst.

Research Scientist Positions

Research Scientists advance their field of study in core geospatial science and in various applications of geospatial science. They support faculty in research projects, develop externally funded research proposals in collaboration with TGI faculty, and promote geospatial research collaborations in the St. Louis region.

To advance geospatial science, we are hiring:

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is hiring an Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) Visiting Assistant Research Scientist, Scientific Data Research and Development and a Visiting Senior Scientific Specialist, Geology at its Prairie Research Institute (PRI).

TGI Postdoctoral Fellows

With a nationally competitive salary, research funding, and other benefits, the TGI aims to attract up to a dozen postdoctoral fellows per year to the St. Louis region. Upon completion of their postdoc residence, postdocs will be very competitive for employment at universities or industry in the St. Louis region, where there is an abundance of career pathways in the geospatial field. The postdoc scholars will have the opportunity to rotate among the eight partner institutions of the TGI and interact with the large network of TGI scientists and researchers.

Please read this TGI Postdoc Program Notice of Opportunity (PDF) to learn more about the postdoctoral program and learn how to apply.

Future Postings

There is more to come. We will post further faculty positions and staff positions related to geospatial activities from both Saint Louis University and the TGI partner institutions in the future.

Why Come Work for the Taylor Geospatial Institute?

Make a difference

People are the key to success of this young Institute which was just announced on April 21, 2022. As a new Institute, you will leave a long-lasting mark on its development. Your work will provide critical support to ensure the success of the consortium or to contribute to the TGI’s research priorities. Your skills are a critical ingredient to achieving our vision. At TGI, you can help enable innovative, real-world solutions to some of society’s biggest challenges. You will have an impact on the region as the Institute advances its mission of developing the region into a geospatial center of excellence.

It’s the right time and the right place

The St. Louis region has a long history of navigation and mapping which started with the Mississippians in Cahokia and the 1804 Lewis and Clark expedition. St. Louis has been at the heart of collecting and updating the early maps of the western United States. More recently, the $1.7B investment from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in their new campus just north of downtown St. Louis is a reminder that location science and geospatial technologies are still a pillar of the region. The GeoFutures report commissioned by local civic leaders provides a strategic roadmap for the region to become a geospatial center of excellence for the nation. The Taylor Geospatial Institute was born into this vibrant ecosystem that has been hundreds of years in the making.

There is something special going on in the geospatial ecosystem right now in the St. Louis region. You can be a part of it.

A genuine and inclusive community

In its short existence, the Taylor Geospatial Institute has created exciting new connections between faculty from different institutions, different disciplines, and different research backgrounds through one-on-one introductions, small workshops, and major events. This genuine and growing TGI community integrates naturally in the vibrant geospatial ecosystem in the St. Louis region.

This community is inclusive and believes in the value of diversity. Furthermore, this community has a welcoming open door approach that enables new-comers to get to know the movers and shakers from the startup hubs to the C‑suite of established legacy companies.

Why come work in St Louis?

Whether you are a young professional looking to start your career or an established professional looking for a better quality of life for your family, St. Louis and its region has you covered. The city has a lively culture with good food, entertainment, music, and sports. St. Louis also has big city amenities such as the world class Zoo and museums in the largest urban park, and yet it provides easy living with short commutes and good quality schools. The region also offers quick access to great outdoor recreation areas.

What if I don’t know geospatial science and technology?

We need smart, proactive, ambitious staff that are curious about learning new things. For the administrative positions, we expect that you bring your skills, and we will teach you the “geospatial stuff” you need to know. You can take advantage of the education benefits and enroll in a geospatial introductory course or even earn a full degree.

What if my resume does not fit the positions above?

If you believe that you bring experience and skills that will contribute to the vision and mission of the institute, we definitely want to hear from you. Please tell us about your interest in contributing to the Institute via email.