Aquatic and Geospatial Research Associate

Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC, USA 🇺🇸

Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Numbertemp hourly901P
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Working TitleAquatic and Geospatial Research Associate (T00533)
DepartmentGeosciences & Natural Resources
Salary Range$15-18/hour
Posting InformationThis position is on site at our Cullowhee campus.

The Research Associate will assist with data and geospatial analysis for various research projects throughout the Upper Little Tennessee River basin. Associate will analyze and interpret quantitative data with various statistical programs, such as Excel and R. Geospatial analyses will be conducted using ArcGIS Pro and programming software. Remote work and/or field work possible with the right candidate.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this PositionThis position requires an understanding of watershed management best practices, geospatial and statistical analyses, graphing and mapping methods, and technical writing procedures.
Minimum QualificationsExcellent oral and written communicationAbility to maintain a positive attitude and strong work ethic as part of a teamEnsure data integrity by maintaining accurate and consistent methodsAbility to work and solve problems independentlyProficient with data management, statistical software, and geospatial analyses.Substantial coursework or degree in Natural Resource Conservation and Management or related field.
Preferred QualificationsFamiliarity or willingness to learn to process lidar and other remotely sensed data.Advanced statistical and geospatial analytical skills.Current student or recent graduate of WCU or UNC system with Bachelor’s in applicable sciences.

Posting Text

Open Date12/14/2022
Close Date12/30/2022
Open Until FilledNo
Special Instructions to ApplicantsApplicants must apply online.PLEASE COMPLETE ALL AREAS OF THE APPLICATION. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS MAY NOT BE GIVEN CONSIDERATION IN THE REVIEW PROCESS.Qualified applicants will be contacted by the department directly if selected for interview.Please Note: Temporary employees are paid bi-weekly on an hourly basis and do not receive benefits.
Background/E-VerifyFinal candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.
Credential VerificationAll new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.
AA/EOEWestern Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at
University SafetyThe Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

Optional Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of references

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Are you currently enrolled in 6 or more credit hours?
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  2. * Are you currently enrolled as a student at WCU?
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