Cartographic research graduate student position available, UO InfoGraphics Lab

The InfoGraphics Lab in the Department of Geography is seeking applications for a Cartographic Research Graduate Employee (GE) at 0.49 FTE for academic years 2021-22 and 2022-23.

This GE position will support the development of the web-based Pacific Northwest Atlas of Essential Work, which will include histories and speculative futures of essential work, with an emphasis on the histories and stories of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPoC) workers who sustain our regional economy. This work is in partnership with The Pacific Northwest Just Futures Institute for Racial and Climate Justice. See: Similar to other work in the InfoGraphics Lab, the PNW Atlas of Essential Work aims to communicate research from a wide variety of experts and efforts and to make this knowledge accessible to a broader audience through cartographic design and data visualization.

The GE will assist with data exploration and create web map and data visualizations for the atlas and may also contribute to other cartographic projects. The GE will develop professional-level expertise in current mapping techniques and design methodologies and will also assist with managing undergraduate employees on project tasks. The student selected for this position will be expected to enroll in the Department of Geography graduate program and write a research thesis or dissertation in geography preferably related to cartographic research.

To view more detail on the position, please view the position announcement.

To express interest in this position and to be considered, submit a single PDF file containing the following to Graduate Admissions Lacey Curran,

  • Cover letter describing your relevant experience and scholarly interests
  • Curriculum Vitae

To be considered, the candidate must be accepted to the Geography graduate program, apply to the program here by March 22, 2021

Please note that the graduate program application requires an application fee. Information regarding fee waivers can be found at:

For questions please contact Carolyn Fish, or Joanna Merson,

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