Wellesley College is hiring a GIS and Data Instructional Technologist to provide high-level support for data-focused research and instruction across the curriculum. This position assists faculty and students using spatial and numeric data to develop and execute classroom assignments and research projects through individual consultations, classroom instruction, and technical workshops. This role supports software such as ArcGIS, SPSS, Stata, and spreadsheets, as well as flying drones for mapping, photogrammetry, and GIS projects.
The GIS and Data Instructional Technologist collaborates closely with faculty, instructional technologists, research and instruction librarians, and other colleagues across campus to develop and lead new programs supporting data-driven research and instruction, and to create an integrated support model for a range of specialized academic software used campus-wide.
As a member of the deeply-merged Research & Instructional Support (RIS) group, this role collaborates regularly with instructional technologists and research and instruction librarians on instructional and research projects, as well as provides support for services, programs and initiatives RIS is responsible for (such as Digital Scholarship). RIS team members leverage diverse specialties to support and develop scholarship and learning throughout the Wellesley community.
Prepares and delivers instruction and consultation on identifying and using appropriate information and technology resources in academic work.
Supports faculty on the design and execution of course syllabi, course assignments and research projects.
Promotes the use of library and technology resources, and facilitates innovation by building and sustaining relationships with faculty, and providing appropriate programming and support.
Applies expertise to evaluating, selecting, deploying and supporting appropriate information and technology resources in support of the College’s research and instruction needs.
Builds and maintains relationships with on and off-campus colleagues, and with assigned departments/programs/faculty to ensure the College's teaching, learning, and research needs are understood and met.
Participates in the work of the group. Provides services in LTS service locations, creates and maintains electronic content, and leads/participates in library and technical projects that improve the delivery of service to all constituents of the user community.
Demonstrated experience with ArcGIS Desktop, Pro and Online. Working knowledge of other spatial tools.
3 years of experience providing instructional technology consulting, outreach, teaching, and support.
Basic data analysis skills including facility with spreadsheets such as Excel.
Experience with data visualization methods and tools.
Significant successful teaching experience.
Ability and willingness to assist people with a wide range of skill in quantitative analysis (beginner to advanced) of numeric/spatial data.
Demonstrated experience with numeric and statistical analysis tools (SPSS, Stata, R, etc).
Substantial background in statistical/quantitative data analysis.
Experience performing data analysis on commonly used data sources (e.g., IPUMS, US Census, ICPSR, International Financial Statistics, etc.).
Experience supporting Digital Scholarship or Digital Humanities methods, tools, and projects.
Wellesley is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. But most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years women who are committed to making a difference. Every year, some 2,400 of the world's top undergraduate women are challenged to exceed their own highest personal and intellectual expectations. The mastery Wellesley graduates demonstrate across the professional and vocational spectrum, and the influence they wield, whether in their own communities or on the world stage is testament to a singularly empowering undergraduate experience. Wellesley's lively academic community places a high value on rigorous, probing inquiry, and creative, cross-discipline thinking. Its collaborative approach to scholarship encourages students to question, debate, and refine their points of view, not only with each other, but with our world-class faculty, often by working directly with them on groundbreaking projects. A Wellesley education fosters the highest standard of readiness for the real world in its graduates, in terms... of ability to think, act, and contribute meaningfully and effectively in their chosen areas of interest.