Job Opportunity: Manager / Assistant Senior Manager (Geographic Information Systems)

Job Opportunity: Manager / Assistant Senior Manager (Geographic Information Systems)

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The Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is inviting applications for a Manager / Assistant Senior Manager in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to provide support to the GIS Unit and its GIS educational programmes. The GIS Unit spearheads the research, training and applications of GIS in the Department and aims to extend beyond the academic realm to foster an Asia-focused GIS ecosystem with global reach. The Department is the leading centre in Singapore for GIS research and teaching, hosting comprehensive geospatial and other laboratory facilities. It currently runs three GIS educational programmes based upon a diverse range of courses; the MSc in Applied GIS and Graduate Certificate in Applied GIS at graduate level and the GIS Minor at undergraduate level. Plans are underway to complement the three existing programmes with a Graduate Diploma in Applied GIS (thereby creating a fully-stackable MSc degree in Applied GIS) and a Professional Certificate in Applied GIS. 

The position is for two years in the first instance with the possibility of extension subject to performance.

The person appointed will be expected to cover the following duties and responsibilities:

1.    Administrative & admission coordinator for the GIS programmes
•    Review and process applications from prospective students.
•    Coordinating students’ theses & projects-related activities/tasks for the MSc programme.
•    Support new course development and new elective course identification.

2.    GIS Outreach
•    Develop and offer training programmes in collaboration with faculty members within the Department and across NUS to facilitate GIS outreach to working professionals and the public.
•    Assist in annual open houses and other initiatives aimed at student recruitment.
3.    GIS Lab management
•    Run the day-to-day operations of the GIS lab.
•    Purchase and manage GIS & remote sensing software licenses used in the Department.

4.    Technical and knowledge support in GIS
•    Assist students, research staff and faculty in developing and analysing geospatial data for teaching, training and research.
•    Support the implementation of advanced analysis and presentation tools from GIS and remote sensing software.

5.    Contribute to GIS teaching in the Department.
•    Help teach GIS-related courses (regular courses and short-term professional training) upon request and in accordance with expertise.


The following are required:
•    At least a Master’s degree in a relevant subject from a reputable institution
•    High level of written and oral communication skills
•    Analytical, meticulous, well-organised and able to multi-task
•    Able to work independently and as a team player
•    IT savvy, with good knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications
•    Proficiency with GIS / remote sensing software

The following are desirable:
•    Previous working experience in a relevant area, such as computer laboratory management or marketing academic programmes in tertiary institutions


Applicants should submit the following documents with their letter of application:
1.    Full curriculum vitae, including details on education (degrees obtained), employment history, relevant experience, honors and awards, etc.
2.    Names and contact details of three referees

Enquiries about the job position should be directed to Dr Yan Yingwei at: [email protected]

Review of applications will commence on 20 February 2024 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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