Mapping and Geospatial Fellow

Philadelphia, PA
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Salary: $58,000-65,000
Created: October 3, 2022


Posted Job Title
Mapping and Geospatial Fellow

Job Profile Title
Librarian B

Job Description Summary
The Research Data and Digital Scholarship (RDDS) team at University of Pennsylvania Libraries seeks a collaborative and proactive Mapping and Geospatial Project Specialist to provide (a) project and classroom support to Penn faculty whose research and scholarship involves creating, using, and visualizing geospatial data and (b) training for students in geospatial methods, tools, and technologies, and in critical geospatial approaches. RDDS, whose expertise spans text and data mining; public scholarship; digital humanities; digital cultural heritage; qualitative and quantitative data analysis; data visualization; open science, and GIS, facilitates data-driven and data-literate research and scholarship and fosters critical and ethical data communities of practice across the disciplines at Penn.
All Research Data and Digital Scholarship team members are expected and encouraged to dedicate one half-day a week to collaborative, creative, research, or professional development activities.The RDDS team values collaboration, transparency, equity, openness, and accessibility in their work and is looking for a colleague who shares their commitment to an inclusive, ethical, anti-racist praxis.

This is a two year term position.

Job Description


The Mapping and Geospatial Project Specialist will work closely with The Research Data and Digital Scholarship (RDDS) team at University of Pennsylvania Libraries and will be responsible for:

  • Provide GIS, mapping, geospatial data visualization support to faculty across the disciplines, including faculty working on digital humanities and digital scholarship projects.
  • Provide in-class and on-demand instruction in GIS and mapping, including critical GIS.
  • Plan and implement outreach to graduate students and faculty in geospatial-adjacent departments and center.
  • Work with the Mapping and Geospatial Librarian to nurture a nascent interdisciplinary geospatial community on campus.

This is a two year term position.


A Master's Degree in a relevant discipline. 1 to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated facility with ArcGIS and QGIS. Demonstrated experience with web mapping tools (Carto, Mapbox, Leaflet). Demonstrated teaching experience (informal or formal). Ability to conduct outreach to campus departments and centers

  • Integration of issues such as data ethics, social and racial justice, accessibility, and equity into pedagogy and practice.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience working with historical and georectified maps. Experience with scripting and programming languages such as Python, R, or Javascript that support working with geospatial data.

    Application Requirement:

    A Cover Letter and Resume/CV are required to be considered for this position. Please upload your Cover Letter where it asks you to upload your Resume/CV; multiple documents are allowed.

    Budgeted Pay Range:

    $58-65K commensurate with education and experience

    Job Location - City, State
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Department / School
    University Library

    Pay Range
    $43,919.00 - $66,183.00
    Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

    Affirmative Action Statement
    Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

    Special Requirements
    Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

    University Benefits
    • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
    • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
    • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
    • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
    • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
    • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
    • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
    • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
    • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
    • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
    • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
    • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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