CIESIN, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network of the
Earth Institute at Columbia University, seeks an Associate Director for its
Geospatial Applications Division. The individual will play a leading role in
the development of Internet mapping activities and the design of spatial data
management systems for CIESIN, other Earth Institute centers and projects, and
external partners. He/she will promote geographic information system
development, remote sensing data management, and the implementation of spatial
data infrastructure and will provide technical expertise and training in
implementing geographic information technologies and standards. As Associate
Director, he/she will hire, supervise, and evaluate about 10 staff, ensure the
smooth distribution of tasks and workloads with other CIESIN divisions, respond
to requests for proposals, and seek out funding sources. The individual will
work directly with researchers and others at the Earth Institute to advance
their knowledge of spatial technologies and enhance research proposals and
CIESIN, based at the Lamont campus of Columbia University in Palisades, New
York, is an internationally recognized research, data, and education center
working at the intersection of the natural, social, health, engineering, and
The position requires a MS or MA in Geography, Computer Science, or other
related field emphasizing knowledge of spatial analysis techniques germane to
CIESIN's ongoing and planned activities, plus 4 years of experience using GIS
and related geospatial technologies.
Search will stay open for 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until
the job is filled.
Please visit our online application site at
further information about this position and to submit your application.
Annual salary will be commensurate with experience.
Columbia University benefits provided with this Officer of Research position.
Please follow this link to view our benefits:
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
We only accept online applications.
Apologies for cross-posting. Cheers, Bob Chen
Dr. Robert S. Chen
Director, Center for International Earth Science Information Network
(CIESIN), The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Manager, NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
P.O. Box 1000, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 USA
tel. +1 845-365-8952; fax +1 845-365-8922
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CIESIN web site: http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu
SEDAC web site: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu