Position overview Position title: GIS Research Specialist Salary range: $67,400-74,500. Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The posted UCSC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by the candidates rank and step at appointment. See table Represented Specialist Series Fiscal Year for the salary range. 'Off-scale salaries', i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.
Percent time: Full-time (100%)
Anticipated start: As soon as possible after the initial review of applications.
Position duration: Initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of reappointment. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment; a review to assess performance will be conducted. Reappointment is also contingent upon the availability of funding.
Open date: December 22, 2022
Most recent review date: Friday, Apr 14, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Thursday, Dec 21, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Institute for Social Transformation at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position*GIS Research Specialist* (appointment will be made to the rank of Associate Specialist of the Specialist Title Series). Housed in the division of Social Sciences, the institute is a critical intellectual and social hub connecting scholars across UC Santa Cruz and partners beyond the university in developing research-based solutions to urgent problems in the world.
Under the direction of the Institute Faculty Director Chris Benner, the GIS research specialist will participate in various institute-affiliated research projects in community economic development, engaged climate and environmental science, and labor and community organizing, among others. The GIS research specialist will also work closely with our campus Center for Integrated Spatial Research.
Key duties of the position are to design and conduct GIS analysis, manage relevant data sets, and produce reports using appropriate tools and techniques. As the GIS research specialist, the candidate will manage their participation in multiple projects simultaneously, as well as contribute to research reports, manuscripts, grant proposals, and other publications. The successful candidate will have experience in ArcGIS, statistical analysis of data sets (including the uses of SPSS, Stata, SAS, or R, and familiarity with common socio-economic datasets, such as the IPUMS NHGIS), and database design and management. Candidates should be enthusiastic about working in culturally diverse settings with organizations committed to social justice and sustainability.
The hiring unit will not sponsor employment-eligible immigration statuses for this position.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application) Master's degree (or equivalent foreign degree) in geography or a related field.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., which must evidence of your contributions to published or in-press research.
Cover Letter - Letter of application summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position.
Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html) before preparing their application. (Optional)
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