CURA is hiring a GIS Research Analyst to develop and manage community and campus outreach

The Ohio State University’s Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA) seeks a GIS Research Analyst to develop and manage community and campus outreach in GIS, mapping and spatial data analytics.

The Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA), part of the Ohio State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a GIS Research Analyst to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.

Responsibilities include developing and managing partnerships with community organizations, NGOs and local/state government in areas of strategic importance in the application of GIS and spatial data for policy support, delivering educational and outreach events to promote GIS and The Ohio State University’s urban mission and technical support and management of ESRI software and related resources for campus.  Required qualifications include a Master’s degree in GIS, computer science or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience; experience developing and managing partnerships with government and/or community organizations; considerable experience in research involving GIS, mapping and geospatial data; experience with ESRI GIS software (ArcGIS Desktop), Javascript and related we programming tools; familiarity with spatial database technologies (SQL Server, PostgreSQL with Post GIS spatial extensions), SQL, Python, R or other query and Scripting languages.  Desired qualifications include Geographic Information Science Professional Certification; experience with ESRI GIS Software Insights and Portal.  This is a term position for two years with the possibility of continuation for a third year.

Review of applications will begin after 28 January 2018

More information about CURA: https://cura.osu.edu/

More information about the position and to apply: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/83608

GIS lecturer position at The Ohio State University

The Department of Geography at The Ohio State University seeks a Lecturer in Geographical Information Sciences. Courses to be taught in Autumn and Spring semester of appointment year. This will be a one year appointment with the possibility of renewal based on positive performance, department need, and budgetary allowance. Salary range is based on course load. Appointment (FTE) will range between 75% and 100% dependent upon the number of courses assigned (6-8 per academic year).  The position involves teaching courses that could range over GIS, data analysis, remote sensing, and spatial analysis. The department is looking for a dedicated instructor who has these classes in their repertoire and who can take on these responsibilities in a manner consistent with the other faculty members teaching the classes.

Application Instructions: Submit a letter of application addressing the summary of duties and qualifications; curriculum vitae; and three recent letters of recommendation.

Send application materials electronically to: Suzanne M.S Mikos (mikos.2@osu.edu), Human Resources and Financial Manager.

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2017 and continue until position is filled. The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Want a job? Get a degree in GIS (from The Ohio State University)!

Forbes looked at Bureau of Labor Statistics data that predicted which jobs would have the highest growth between 2014 – 2024.   The top twenty fastest growing jobs can be found at this website: http://www3.forbes.com/business/the-20-fastest-growing-jobs-in-america/.  Two careers on the list are:

  • #15: cartographer
  • #8: statistician

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) combines cartography and statistics, leading to career opportunities with tremendous growth potential! 

Where should one prepare for a career in GIS?  You can’t go wrong at the Department of Geography, The Ohio State University!  The geography program at Ohio State is consistently listed as one of the top programs in the USA for a spatial career.

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