September 22, 2009

GIS Analyst Position at TeamWorks International

Hi Susanna,

I hope you are doing well. I know you must be busy with the start of the new semester, but I was hoping you could pass around an opening we have at my company for a GIS Analyst. The type of candidate we are seeking would need to have a strong background with ESRI products and Microsoft Office as well as cartography, relational databases, and data integration. The position is part-time (flexible hours) with a strong likelihood of becoming a full-time position. If anyone is interested in finding out more about the position, they can refer to the attached job description or shoot me an email anytime. There is not a closing date for applications but I should mention that we will likely be conducting interviews within the next 2-3 weeks. Candidates should either email their cover letter and resume to me or mail it to the address indicated in the job description.

Apply to:

Human Resources
TeamWorks International, Inc.
4801 Highway 61, Suite 106
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Fax: 651.429.7782

Student Worker Position at MnDot Metro District

Here is a student worker postion senior with the DOT - Metro District using GIS/GPS applications. Good pay and opportunity to get a foot in the door.

September 17, 2009

Digital Spatial Data/GIS Specialist job opening, AGS Library, UW Milwaukee

UW-Milwaukee Libraries

Digital Spatial Data/GIS Specialist, AGS Library
Associate Academic Librarian

*General Information:*

The American Geographical Society Library, UW-Milwaukee Libraries, is seeking a creative, enthusiastic librarian to assist the many groups active in GIS related instruction and research across the UWM campus. The American Geographical Society Library, one of North America's foremost geography and map collections, was transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries in 1978 from the Society's headquarters in New York City, where it had resided since 1851. The AGS Library has been actively involved in providing digital spatial data services for nearly two decades. This full-time Academic Professional position is at the Associate rank. As the incumbent builds experience at UWM through excellence in job performance, professional development and service, s/he may qualify for continuing appointment and/or promotion to higher ranks.


The Digital Spatial Data/GIS Librarian is responsible for the daily operations of the Digital Spatial Data Clearinghouse. Responsibilities include: providing direct, general, and specialized reference service to digital spatial data collections; overseeing collection development, metadata creation, archiving and maintaining of digital spatial data clearinghouse materials; working with the Libraries Systems department to keep in operational order all computer and peripheral equipment related to the digital spatial data clearinghouse; providing digital spatial data instruction to faculty, staff and students as requested; consulting with Libraries staff to develop spatial data collections; serving as Libraries contact representative to appropriate academic department(s); and providing backup general reference services in the AGS Library. This position reports to the Curator of the American Geographical Society Library.

*Qualifications: *

*/Required/**: *MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited (or equivalent) institution *and/or* advanced, terminal degree in another relevant subject discipline; a degree *or* certification *or* at least 2 years experience in geography, cartography or related field; experience with geographic information systems and digital spatial data; demonstrated knowledge of maps in traditional formats and cartographic information in digital form; proven analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to work well independently and with others; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; good customer service skills.

*/Desired/*/:/ Advanced degree in geography, cartography or related discipline; experience with database and web design; experience working in an academic or research library; and supervisory experience.

A successful applicant who has a MLS/MLIS will be classified as an Associate Academic Librarian; a successful candidate who does not have that particular degree will be classified as a Sr. Administrative Specialist.

*To Apply:

*Applicants must submit a letter of application, a current resume, transcripts, and names/addresses of three current professional references.

Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. For information relating to the campus security report for UWM, visit the following: .

Applications must be received on or before October 24, 2009.

Questions may be addressed to Craig Wesley, 414-229-6201 or email to . Please see more information and apply at -
Christopher Baruth, Ph.D.
Curator, American Geographical Society Library
Editor, Current Geographical Publications: Contents
(414) 229-6282
(800) 558-8993 (toll free)
(414) 229-3624 (fax)

April 29, 2009

Research Assistant/Post-doc postion

Dear researchers in Spatial Cognition -

The SFB/TR 8 advertises the following position until the end of 2010:
1 Doctoral Research Assistant / Postdoctoral Researcher
SFB/TR 8 project [NavTalk], Universität Bremen
(1/2 13 TV-L, approx. € 17,500 to € 25,000 p.a. gross)

Reference number A72/09

The position will be available immediately, subject to the availability of funds. Extension is possible.

Application deadline: 22 May 2009 (or until a suitable candidate is found).
Universität Bremen is an equal opportunity employer. Women are especially encouraged to apply.
Handicapped applicants with equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

The newly established research project [NavTalk]: "Cognitive maps of buildings for navigation and
communication" is seeking a researcher for the analysis of natural language as a representation of
cognitive processes. The goal of the project is to investigate how humans understand and talk about
the spatial layout of buildings when navigating and solving problems in indoor environments.
Specifically, it will address the significance of humans' cognitive maps of buildings for navigation by
systematically investigating wayfinding behavior and linguistic production in parallel, focusing on the
particular spatial elements that are fundamental to wayfinding processes within buildings. The
successful applicant of the currently advertised position will be concerned predominantly with the
analysis of free language production data, but work in close international and interdisciplinary
cooperation with behavioral researchers within the field of Spatial Cognition.
Applicants should have a degree in linguistics or in a related field (diploma, MA, or Ph.D.).
Especially, they should have qualifications and/or interests in the following fields:
• Empirical, cognitive discourse analysis
• Experimental data collection, transcription, computer-based annotation, and analysis
• Spatial language and spatial cognition
• Cognitive strategies

We offer the opportunity to gain research experience in a modern and enthusiastic research
environment with strong interdisciplinary and international links. Responsibilities include project work
and research, publication of research results, supervision of student projects, participation in the
activities of the SFB/TR 8, and contribution to research proposals.

Applications and questions about the position
should be sent (preferably by email) to:
Dr. Thora Tenbrink

SFB/TR 8 - Spatial Cognition
Universität Bremen, P.O. Box 330 440
28334 Bremen / Germany

Remote Sensing/GIS Teaching Position at St. Olaf

The Environmental Studies program at St. Olaf College is looking for someone to teach Remote Sensing and GIS this fall. The class meets three times a week (MWF, 9-10) with a lab from 1-3 on Wednesday. St. Olaf is in Northfield, MN, which is 35-45 minute drive from the Cities, depending on what part of the Cities you leave from. If you are interested you should contact Paul Jackson, the chair of the Environmental Studies program.
His email is:

February 11, 2009

Temporary Student position U.S. Geological Survey February 2009

Temporary Student position U.S. Geological Survey February 2009

Description of Services: Provide GIS, data base, modeling, and research support for regional and national hydrologic programs.

Level of Knowledge or Skills: Prospective applicants should have knowledge of basic GIS principles, and GIS Software such as ArcMap, Arc/Info, Map Server or ArcIMS. Students with experience in engineering, computer science, hydrology, cartography, html, programming and statistics are encouraged to apply.

Working Conditions: general office setting.
Compensation is commensurate with the level of education

Chris A. Sanocki District GIS Specialist
U.S. Geological Survey
2280 Woodale Drive
Mounds View, MN 55112

(763)783-3151 (voice)
(763)783-3103 (fax)
USGS MN District home page

CLA Instructional Technology Fellowship positions

The CLA Student Technology Fee Committee and CLA-OIT Academic Technologies are pleased to announce the open call to all CLA departmentsfor graduate students to submit their résumés/CVs and a cover letter by Monday, March 2, 2009 for Instructional Technology Fellowship and Digital Content Fellowship positions. Select candidates will be interviewed in the weeks following March 2 and will be notified of the decision within two weeks of their interview.

Send application materials (résumé/CV and cover letter) to Sarah Knoblauch

Please direct questions to:

Jen Mein, Director of Academic Technologies,, 612-625-3838

Jude Higdon-Topaz, Managing Director for Technology Enhanced Learning,, 612-625-6878

Rebecca Moss, Coordinator of Visual Resources Center and the Digital Content Library,, 612-626-2333

January 26, 2009

GIS Job at MnDOT

Job Classification: RESEARCH ANALYST
Job Class Option: Geographic Info Systems
Working Title:
Salary Range: $ 16.41-$ 23.74 hourly, $ 34,264-$ 49,569 annually
Location: St. Paul
Hiring Agency: Transportation Dept
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Employment Conditions: Permanent, Full-time
Posting Number: 09DOT000065
Closing Date: 02/02/2009
Go to to see the full listing about this job.

2009 National Park Transportation Scholars Program

2009 National Park Transportation Scholars Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2009 National Park Transportation Scholars Program - Click here to apply

The National Park Transportation Scholars Program gives transportation specialists a unique opportunity for career development and public service. The Scholars Program places transportation professionals, as well as master's and doctoral candidates in the fields of transportation, engineering, and planning, in National Parks across the country to assist Park Service staff in developing transportation solutions that preserve valuable resources and enhance the visitor experience.

Assignments generally begin in early summer and last between 3 to 12 months. Scholars receive a stipend of up to $50,000 per year. Park projects involve transportation planning and analysis, coordination with local communities, environmental and traffic studies, and other transportation-related tasks. The program is made possible by Ford Motor Company, the National Park Foundation, the National Park Service, and the Eno Transportation Foundation.

Graduate Research Opportunities at the University of Saskatchewan

Dear Colleagues,

I am in the fortunate and unusual position of having an abundance of funding available for graduate students for the coming years (2 to 3 years us gauranteed in most cases) and am looking to increase our department’s pool of graduate applicants.

Attached is a brief summary of three projects for which I am seeking qualified and interested students. Our department offers MA, MSc, and PhD degrees so I am looking for both senior undergraduates and graduate students completing their Master’s degree. All three projects are federally funded and project #2 (human navigation) has an additional grant application under review. If you or your students have any questions do not hesitate to contact me. If you know of colleagues who might have eligible and interested students please forward the attachment to them.

Best wishes for the holidays,


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December 17, 2008

Associate Director for the Institute for Geographic Information Science Position

UCGIS Community,

We will be hiring a new Associate Director for the Institute for Geographic Information Science, to start in the latter part of January.

The posting closes January 6, and is listed on the SFSU HR page as
* Information Technology Consultant, Career, Exempt - College of BSS, Geography * *Job ID: 1906* at

Promotion and support for Geographic Information Science activities at SFSU: (a) provide development and support for GIS academic and research program; (b) manage resources and activities in the Institute for Geographic Information Science (HSS 272) and the Geographic Analysis Teaching Lab (GATL; HSS 290); and (c) promote and support GIScience on campus.

Minimum Qualifications
The Associate Director must have an advanced level of knowledge in the applications of GIScience methods (especially ESRI ArcGIS, remote sensing image analysis, and spatial statistics), Microsoft Office applications, and basic HTML. In addition, a broad knowledge of computer systems operations, networks and associated protocols, hardware and software is required to ensure proper maintenance and support of the computing facilities. The Associate Director must have a proven ability to acquire funding and manage a research laboratory through contracts and grants, and must possess the skills and abilities necessary to ensure that a project is completed on time and within budget constraints by setting project goals and objectives. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. A Masters Degree or equivalent experience in Geography or closely related field is necessary.

Other Qualifications
A successful Associate Director must first be able to manage the complexities of two labs housing academic and CEL instructional programs, along with developing research projects for the Institute, but may also bring advanced technical skills useful in the successful pursuit of those projects and support of the instructional programs. Particular skills that fit with the qualifications and reputation of the Institute include:
• Leadership skills in the development of GISc activities
• Programming skills in Python or VBA with Arc Object Model
• Internet map serving through Arc Server.
• GIS data model development.

Jerry Davis
Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
Director, Institute for Geographic Information Science
San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., SF, CA 94132

November 25, 2008

MPC Research Assistant Position

Graduate Research Assistantships Beginning Spring 2009

The Minnesota Population Center is recruiting two graduate students to work on projects developing new demographic data resources. Projects include the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS-USA), an individual-level database of censuses and surveys of the United States population from 1850 onward (, and American Time Use Survey, an integrated database of the first ongoing survey of time use in the United States

Geography and GIS Career Resources

A recent update on the geospatial blog lists some very excellent resources related to careers and jobs in the geospatial domain:

August 27, 2008

Student GIS Assistant Position -- Antarctic Geospatial Information Center

Title: Student GIS Assistant
Agency: Antarctic Geospatial Information Center
Location: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Job Description:

The Antarctic Geospatial Information Center (AGIC) creates, collects, distributes and archives Antarctic geospatial information to serve the needs of the operations, research and education communities.

AGIC is seeking a motivated undergraduate University of Minnesota student to assist with projects and daily tasks as required. Daily tasks may include map document creation, georeferencing maps, creating raster or feature data, organizing/filling out metadata, and/or data acquisition. Responsibilities may also require the student to be “on call?.


Working knowledge of GIS software (ArcGIS), use of raster data (e.g., DEMs, aerial photography, satellite imagery), georeferencing, and map creation. Must be able to work efficiently and independently. The ability to work under pressure and strong attention to detail is highly preferred.

Please email resume and map examples to HYPERLINK ""


Commensurate with experience


Michelle LaRue
phone: 612-626-0505
email: HYPERLINK ""

Paul Morin
phone: 612-978-2964

Population Center RA Position

Date: 27 August 2008 11:00:33 CDT
To: Susanna A McMaster , Glen Powell
Subject: Fwd: RA Announcement

Hi Susanna and Glen!
We are hiring an RA that will conduct 1-day GIS workshops and offer follow up GIS support. I have attached a copy of the job announcement. Applicants can find this position on the U of MN jobs page. The job will be open until Friday - then I plan to start interviewing. Do you have somewhere to circulate this to MGIS and geography students?

Sorry for the late notice, but there is still a lot of time to get an application in.

Thx for any help you can offer!