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Program Director, Geospatial Research Support

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American University Library

Position Announcement

May 28, 2014

 

American University Library invites applications for a Program Director, Geospatial Research Support

 

Responsibilities:

The Program Director of Geospatial Research Support provides expertise on the development and application of geospatial analysis processes, protocols, and solutions for American University faculty and graduate students in their work with geospatial data and applications, both in the AU Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Labs and in remote fieldwork.  This position supports the research and teaching programs of the American University using GIS technology and resources. The incumbent has responsibility for building and curating American University’s spatial data collection, and for the provision of services in support of robust geospatial research.      

 

Requirements: 

ALA-accredited M.L.S. or an equivalent advanced degree in a related discipline such as geographic information systems, geography, cartography, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  

 

Proficiency with GIS software and spatial data, demonstrated experience with design and delivery of GIS-related instruction, and expertise in geographic and cartographic principles. 

At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience with the suite of ESRI GIS products, open source, and online GIS software and platforms.  Demonstrated understanding of the use and potential of geospatial information for research, teaching, and learning in an academic environment. 

 

Sound familiarity with the types, producers, sources and formats of geospatial data.  Willingness and ability to independently discover and learn new geospatially relevant technologies and sources, and their potential applications by the AU community in the scholarly research process.

Demonstrated experience with managing geospatial data, and with creating and growing a GIS service supporting academic research. Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities effectively.    

 

Applicants should view the university’s outstanding benefits package on our web site at http://www.american.edu/hr/.  

 

Position available: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

To apply, log in to the AU careers website (https://jobs.american.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=3886)

to complete the online application and upload your cover letter and resume.   For questions about the position, please contact Stefan Kramer at .

 

American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. American University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

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