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Cartographic Web/Mobile Applications Developer

Posting: 16159
Location: Eugene
Closes: Open Until Filled

Revised: Application Review Date

Department of Geography, InfoGraphics Lab

1.  Terms of Appointment:

a)     Academic Title and Rank: Cartographic Web/Mobile Applications Developer - Research Assistant (https://policies.uoregon.edu/academic-classification-and-rank)

b)     Status:  full-time (12 mo.) appointment

c)     Type of appointment:  Career Non-Tenure Track Faculty

d)     Starting date:  Beginning as soon as it can be filled

e)     Salary:  Commensurate with skills and experience

2.  Essential Functions:

The essential functions of this position are to design and build web/mobile mapping and other spatial data applications to support academic activities. As a member of the InfoGraphics Lab, this position will have the opportunity to collaborate with UO faculty to develop spatial applications that advance sponsored research projects and other creative activities. This position will have the opportunity to instruct a course related to their area of expertise within the Geography Department’s Spatial Data Science and Technologies curriculum.

3. Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree in GIScience, Geography, Cartography, or related field
  2. Expert knowledge in designing (including responsive web design/mobile) and implementing client-side applications and associated open web specifications (e.g. HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, SVG)
  3. Demonstrated experience developing with JavaScript-based mapping applications (e.g. ESRI API, Leaflet, OpenLayers, Google Maps)
  4. Demonstrated experience with other programming languages such as Java, C++ (e.g. for iOS, Android Native Apps)
  5. Proven skills in technical writing, verbal communications, and problem solving

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expert knowledge with multiple programming languages
  • Demonstrated experience with tools such as Mapbox, D3.js, CartoDB.js, Torque.js, CartoDB Editor, and CartoCSS
  • Experience with ESRI ArcGIS and/or open source geospatial software
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite Software
  • Demonstrated interest and ability to be a participating member of a collaborative research team
  • Experience in (or potential for) teaching GIScience courses at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • Increases the ability of our program to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student body

Position subject to criminal background check.

4.  Description of the community, University, department and student population

The University of Oregon has over 20,500 undergraduate students and approximately 3,500 graduate students. Of these there are 5,730 U.S. students of color and 3,274 international students. The university has an institutional commitment to diversity and multiculturalism, and actively supports this goal. The UO is known for its spirit of cooperation and collaboration, and for its ability to provide a variety of personal and professional opportunities that make a difference.

The University of Oregon is located in Eugene, Oregon, home to more than 159,190 people and Oregon’s third largest city. Within only a few hours’ drive are the ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, and the Cascade and Coast mountain ranges. The Willamette River runs through the heart of the city and joins the McKenzie River north of town. Mild winters, long growing seasons and few drastic weather changes are characteristic. Eugene has a high percentage of professionals, including doctors, lawyers, architects, geographers, and educators, and is home to the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, which regularly hosts the Oregon Bach Festival, the Eugene Symphony, the Eugene Ballet, and the Eugene Opera, among other cultural offerings.

The InfoGraphics Lab and Department of Geography are described on their websites: (http://infographics.uoregon.edu/ and http://geography.uoregon.edu/), and in the UO Catalog (http://uocatalog.uoregon.edu/arts_sciences/geography/)

This position is within the Department of Geography’s InfoGraphics Lab, a mapping and geospatial technologies facility, that engages in research, creative, and instructional activities. The InfoGraphics Lab focuses on cartography, atlas design, data visualization, and Geographic Information Science. The Lab was founded in 1988 and has published award-winning atlases, maps, and apps. The recent publications include the Atlas of Yellowstone and Landscape and Archaeology in the Mongolian Altai: An Atlas. Current projects include the development of an Atlas of Wildlife migration and associated web mapping applications. The Lab supports research faculty within the Geography Department and the greater University. The InfoGraphics Lab currently has a staff of five to six, including professional staff, graduate and undergraduate students.

The Geography Department currently has 120 undergraduate majors, 8 Master’s and 22 Ph.D. students. Research and graduate education in the Department of Geography focuses on the following subfields:  (a) Geographic information science: cartography, GIS, data analysis and visualization, spatial analysis and modeling; (b) Human geography: political-ethnic, cultural, human-environment relations, and behavioral geography; (c) Physical geography: Quaternary studies, biogeography, climatology and climatic change, geomorphology; (d) Environmental studies: forest and ecosystem issues, river and watershed issues, biodiversity and global environmental change, policy and law, environmental applications of GIS; and (e) Geographic education.

5.  Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Statement

We are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seek candidates with demonstrated commitment to achieving that goal.  Applications from individuals from under-represented groups are particularly encouraged.

6.  Application Procedure

Applicants should apply online for our position at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7634. The required application materials are:

  • Letter of application that details research interests, professional accomplishments, and teaching interests.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • The names and contact information (not letters) of three referees. 
  • To assure consideration, applications must be received by October 31, 2016.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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