Summary Description: 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.
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications include publication in recognized media and conference presentations.
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