Project FA14h: Mapping field research site in Mexico

Project FA14h: Mapping field research site in Mexico
Researcher: Emma Gaalaas Mullaney egm133@psu.edu
Position type: GIS/Cartography
Application deadline:  Friday, May 23, 2014
Application URL:
http://www.geog.psu.edu/uroc-apply
Position description
Research assistant needed to produce 3–5 reference maps of research field site in the central highland region of Mexico. Candidates should feel comfortable using GIS software to create easily understood maps, including selecting map projections and locating digital data sources from existing databases, with minimal guidance and supervision.
Desired Qualifications
Successful completion of  Geography 361: Cartography--Maps and Map Construction, prior to Fall 2014. Candidates must be willing to contribute 40 total hours of work toward the project over the semester, resulting in 1 credit hour applied to the transcript. There is no monetary stipend attached to this assistantship, although the experiences gained in this work will be immediately valuable when applying for graduate school or full-time employment.

To apply
Prospective candidates should submit application to http://www.geog.psu.edu/uroc-apply by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014.
A complete application must include:
1. All required fields of online form: http://www.geog.psu.edu/uroc-apply
2. A one-page cover letter identifying the position for which you're applying and stating your interest in conducting research, your academic preparation, the skills you hope to gain from this experience, and contact information of two references.

  • Upload a PDF document named as follows: FirstinitialLastname_letterMMYY.pdf (e.g. jvender_letter0414.pdf)

3. A resume

  • Upload a PDF document named as follows: FirstinitialLastname_resumeMMYY.pdf (e.g. jvender_resume0414.pdf)