Graduate Assistantship in GIScience from University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

A Graduate Assistant position is available at the Department of Geography, at the University of Hawaiʻi – Mānoa for Aug 2017-May 2018. The Graduate Assistant will perform a combination of teaching and research duties in the field of GIS. The teaching duties include lecture and lab exercise instruction, exam grading, and other teaching activities. The research will focus on modeling human dynamics in climate change using geospatial big data, novel spatio-temporal models, deep learning, and cutting-edge computing techniques. A second year of funding is possible based on satisfactory performance during the first year and departmental needs. The candidate will need to be admitted to the department’s graduate program to be qualified for consideration, and PhD applicant is preferred.

Prospective students should have experience in geospatial analysis and quantitative modeling. Preference will be given to applicants with GIS and programming skills, and background knowledge of environmental sciences. Good written/oral communication skills, self-motivation and ability of conducting independent and collaborative research are desired.

To apply, please go to the website:

Application deadline is January 15, 2018.

If you have any questions about this particular position, please contact Dr. Yi Qiang at If you have general questions about the graduate program in the Geography Department at Uniervsity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, please contact the Graduate Chair, Professor Reece Jones, at


The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa is the only research intensive (R-1) university in the State of Hawai’i and one of only a handful of Land, Sea, andSpace Grant universities in the United States. The Department of Geography is celebrating its 85th anniversary in 2017 and currently has thirteen faculty members with expertise across the breadth of the discipline. We offer MA and PhD degrees in environmental/physical geography, human geography, andgeospatial technologies. Over 500 BA, MAand PhD graduates from our program have pursued careers in academia, government service, NGOs, and in the private sector.

The department has a mix of energetic young faculty and established scholars that are at the cutting edge of research in their fields with an emphasis on global change and local impacts. Faculty members have published multiple articles in leading disciplinary journals such as Nature, Science and have extramural projects funded by federal agencies including NSF. Although faculty expertise and the department’s physical setting provides an ideal location for marine, coastal, climate, ecosystem, and Asia-Pacific focused research; the department has graduate students conducting research across the breadth of the discipline.