Research Associate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Delaware State University
Dover, DE
Closing date
Jan 31, 2023

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General Description of the Position


Delaware State University (DSU) is seeking applicants for a research associate position 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 & Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The following are the functions essential to performing this job:

1. Perform and document GIS analyses and contribute to other research efforts for the project.

2. Design and lead GIS and remote sensing course modules and training workshops.

3. Help to develop GIS metadata for research products.

4. Help to develop manuscripts from both research and teaching activities for publication in science and science education journals.

5. Mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

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:

1. Extensive knowledge and interest in GIS and their applications in natural resources.

2. Interest and/or experience in developing curricula and delivering high-quality university courses and training workshops.

3. Ability to communicate and work effectively with faculty, students, collaborators, and representatives of local governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Qualification Standards

1. 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.

2. An active record of publication in science and/or science education journals.

3. Authorization to work in the United States.

Performance Standards & EEO Statement

The criteria for evaluation in this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Perform research and teaching duties effectively

2. Document, track, and share research and teaching activities and products with the project team.

Delaware State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

We offer a complete benefits package to full-time employees including health care, dental, vision, retirement, deferred compensation plans, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

To learn more details, visit the Delaware State University Benefits Page and the State of Delaware benefits page.

Agency Delaware State University

Address 1200 N. Dupont HWY

Dover, Delaware, 19901

Phone (302) 857-6261


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