|Geographic Information Systems and Data Visualization|
|Associate Research Scholar|
|5061- ARH Centers and Laboratories|
The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) is seeking candidates for a full-time Associate Research Scholar position. The position, within the Center for Spatial Research (CSR) will focus on critical work with Geographic Information Systems and design for a new grant funded project mapping historical New York. We invite applications from candidates with a strong interest in interdisciplinary work, whose research practices combine GIS-based methods and strong visual design. The position is for one year and renewable for up to an additional 18 months.
The position will report to the Director of CSR and will be part of a collaborative project team between CSR and the Department of History. The incumbent will work closely with a postdoctoral fellow in History and Principal Investigators to: develop methodologies for historical geographic information systems research, including geocoding census records; create compelling visualizations of research outcomes for broad public audiences; participate in writing and creating maps and visualizations for papers and other publications in journal and multimedia formats; and develop curricula and teaching materials related to this research. Successful candidates must have experience and interest in using GIS-based research practices to open up new questions in, and modes of representation of, urban environments.
|Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Graduate School of|
Candidates must hold a Masters degree or the equivalent. Successful candidates will have robust experience with GIS-based research and methodology design as well as a range of other computational tools for urban research and must be eager to acquire additional skills through their work with CSR. Experience with historical GIS research is a plus.
Candidates will have the ability to do collaborative and cross-disciplinary research and the ability to convey specialized knowledge to students and faculty working in the Center. Candidates should demonstrate ability to show how their own fields of specialty intersect with or bring new tools and research methods to research in the urban humanities.
Candidates for professional officer of research positions are expected to have established their ability to conduct original, independent research a field of the humanities. Associate research scholars' qualifications and contributions to their fields of research must be equivalent to those of an assistant professor.
|Preferred qualifications include publication in recognized media and conference presentations.|
Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
GSAPP currently enjoys a diverse group of faculty and research officers and also actively seeking to expand a core group of individuals who can bring new ideas and approaches by way of their own experiences and backgrounds.
|Open Until Filled|
|Please attach your letter of interest, CV, and references. Under the "Other Document" category attach a portfolio which demonstrates your work and research experiences; a link to an on-line portfolio is also acceptable. Review of applications will begin immediately.|
|Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.|
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