The Center for Spatial Research (CSR) at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) seeks applications for a full-time Associate Research Scholar. The Associate Research Scholar will focus on generating, analyzing, and visualizing spatial data for the Mapping Historical New York project. A Master's degree in Architecture, Data Science, Urban Planning, Computational Design, Geography, Historical GIS, Landscape Architecture or a closely related field is required. We invite applications from candidates with a strong interest in interdisciplinary work whose research practices combine techniques of data science, historical research, and GIS-based methods. This appointment may start as early as July 1, 2023, will be up to one year, and is renewable contingent on satisfactory performance and available funding.
The position will report to the Director of CSR and will be part of a collaborative, cross-disciplinary project team between CSR and the Department of History. The incumbent will work closely with the Project Lead and Principal Investigators to: develop methodologies for historical geographic information systems research, including standardizing, linking, and geocoding census records; participate in writing and creating maps and visualizations for papers and other publications in journal and multimedia formats; contribute to the project's Digital Atlas; and develop teaching materials related to this research.
A Master's degree in Architecture, Data Science, Urban Planning, Computational Design, Geography, Historical GIS, Landscape Architecture or a closely related field is required. We invite applications from candidates with a strong interest in interdisciplinary work whose research practices combine techniques of data science, historical research, and GIS-based methods.
Interested applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest, CV, and a portfolio that demonstrates your work and research experience. Applicants will be asked to submit contact information for three references. (References will only be contacted for finalists.) Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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