InfoGraphics Lab GE

Department: Geography
FTE: 0.49
Terms: Fall Winter Spring Summer 
Academic Year: Starts 6/16/22 (Summer 2022) through full 2022-23 Academic Year


This GE position supports the development of the web-based Pacific Northwest Atlas of Essential Work, which showcases stories about minority populations who sustain our regional economy through topics such as agricultural labor, home care work, and carceral labor. This work is in partnership with The Pacific Northwest Just Futures Institute for Racial and Climate Justice. See: 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 broad audience.

The GE will assist with data exploration, web map and data visualization, and front-end web development.

Duties include:
• Geographic Information System (GIS) and cartographic data compilation and analysis: Works closely with the cartographic project manager on researching and compiling GIS, tabular, and other types of data.
• Cartographic design and production: Assists with design and production of maps and data graphics in programs such as ArcGIS Pro, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and other visualization and graphic design programs.
• Project coordination: Coordinates with the cartographic production manager, editors, and graduate and undergraduate student staff.
• Web graphic and front end development: Assists with site organization, graphic design, and adding graphics and text on website.

Preferred Qualifications:

Required skills:
- Data visualization or data storytelling experience in cartography or related coursework/work experience
- Strong organizational and communication skills
- Ability to take direction and work in a collaborative group setting
- Ability to work independently and be self-directed

Preferred, but not required skills (experience with some preferred, but not expecting all):
- Interest in pursuing research engaging with racial, climate, and social justice
- Experience with collaborative or community mapping projects
- Knowledge of data visualization, cartographic design principles, and/or fundamental GIS concepts
- Experience with ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, and/or other web mapping environment
- Experience with web design concepts
- Experience with web programming (JS/CSS) including libraries such as React.js, etc.
- Experience with WordPress
- Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite applications: Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, and ESRI GIS software
- Experience with qualitative (interview) data coding
- Cartographic design and production skills
- Skills in the use of R and other analysis and visualization software and programming languages/environments

Application Procedure:

Submit a single PDF file containing the following to Alethea Steingisser, by Friday, May 20th, 2022.
- Cover letter describing your relevant experience and scholarly interests
- Curriculum Vitae

Application Email:

Application Web Link:

Deadline Date: Fri, 05/20/2022

Open Until Filled: Yes
Open Until Filled, Review Begins On: Sat, 05/21/2022

Contact Information:
Alethea Steingisser
1251 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 97403-1251