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Research Associate - Geographic Information Systems
Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware
 
 
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Date Posted 03/04/2021
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Admin-Computing-Support and Training
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Delaware State University
Vacancy Announcement - Research Associate, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Apply online at www.desu.edu
Applications will be accepted until position is filled

THIS IS A 100% GRANT FUNDED POSITION

General Description of the Position
Delaware State University (DSU) is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral research associate in geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing, with an emphasis on GIS use in natural resources. The research associate (working with Dr. Sigrid Smith in the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources and outside collaborators) will contribute to a USDA-funded project on spatial planning for sustainable agriculture.  This is a 100% grant funded position budgeted through May 2023.

Essential Functions
The following are the functions essential to performing this job:

  • Perform and document GIS analyses and contribute to other research efforts for the project
  • Design and lead GIS and remote sensing course modules and training workshops
  • Help to develop GIS metadata for research products
  • Help to develop manuscripts from both research and teaching activities for publication in science and science education journals
  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate students
  • Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    The individual in this job must possess these skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation using some other combination of skills and abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge and interest in GIS and their applications in natural resources
  • Interest and/or experience in developing curricula and delivering high-quality university courses and training workshops
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with faculty, students, collaborators, and representatives of local governmental and non-governmental organizations
  • Qualification Standards

  • Education:  Ph.D. in a natural resource-related science with extensive experience in GIS and/or remote sensing, or Ph.D. in geospatial science with extensive experience in natural resources applications
  • An active record of publication in science and/or science education journals
  • Authorization to work in the United States
  • Performance Standards:
    The criteria for evaluation in this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform research and teaching duties effectively
  • Document, track, and share research and teaching activities and products with the project team
  • Note:  The University reserves the right to change or reassign job duties as provided in policy and negotiated agreements.

    Delaware State University is an equal opportunity, Title IX Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, or disability.


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