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U of Rochester – Research Specialist for GIS

Job ID: 179308

The River Campus Libraries at the University of Rochester seeks an innovative and collaborative GIS specialist for a one year position.  The Research Specialist for GIS will report to the Head of the Digital Humanities Center (DHC) and support GIS initiatives and projects in the humanities.  Working closely with the Head of the Center, the Research Specialist will consult with faculty and students on specific GIS projects in support of their research, teaching, and learning endeavors.  A priority for the Digital Humanities Center is working with faculty to integrate GIS data resources into their research and curriculum. The Research Specialist will work closely with all subject librarians in outreach efforts to identify and support GIS opportunities in their disciplines. The successful candidate will collaborate and consult with subject librarians and the Data Librarian.  Current initiatives in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Rochester include Visualizing Temporal Time, led by English Professor Joel Burges, to create a data visualization framework for temporal narrative and Historical Bermuda lead by History Professor Mike Jarvis. The ideal candidate will have a record of innovation and creativity in making GIS tools accessible, understandable, and applicable to an academic audience.


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