Geographic Information Systems Specialist

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Created: December 17, 2013


The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library seeks applications for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist.  The ongoing “spatial turn” in a wide array of disciplines, with its increasing attention on the impacts and meanings of geographical space, means that scholars in fields which have not historically used geospatial analysis tools are discovering how geographic visualization can assist in examining relationship and causality, uncovering patterns, and making predictions.  GIS users on the UIUC campus are also creating data that falls under the campus’s commitment to research data management.  The GIS Specialist will play a critical role in the development, growth and stability of the Library’s GIS program.

Responsibilities:  The Library’s GIS Specialist, in coordination with the Numeric and Spatial Data Librarian and the Map Librarian, will promote the use of geospatial data and methodologies in instruction and research, consulting with and assisting a campus-wide spectrum of users with a broad variety of needs, interests, and abilities.  The GIS Specialist will have interests in all facets of a geospatial data access program--hardware, software, data and user services--and the ability to support and move forward the Library’s GIS endeavors in all areas.

Qualifications:  Required:  Masters with a concentration in GIS; or a graduate-level or post-baccalaureate GIS certificate; or a Bachelors with a concentration in GIS plus three years of experience; or 7 years of GIS-related work experience with increasing responsibilities and task diversification.  Experience working with a diverse clientele.  Able to work independently while balancing needs of diverse stakeholders.  Strong written and oral communication skills.  See for preferred qualifications.

Salary and Rank:  This is a 100% time, 12 month appointment Academic Professional position.

To Apply:  To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Only applications submitted through this website will be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

Deadline:  In order to ensure full consideration we urge candidates to submit application materials on or before January 5, 2014.

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