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Hiring DSPA for Cities Datasets project


Digital Scholarship Project Assistant

LITS is hiring one or more Bryn Mawr students to work as Digital Scholarship Project Assistants on a data cleaning and organization project building GIS datasets for use in courses for the Growth and Structure of Cities department. DSPAs will work closely with Cities faculty and LITS staff to identify, compile, clean, and document datasets that are well-suited for GIS assignments, and update instructional materials to work with them. Students will build skills in data management and cleaning, understanding research questions and data needs, and working in Excel, SPSS, and ArcGIS.


  • $13.00/hr, on-campus summer job
  • Time commitment flexible, up to 400 hours



  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Experience working with data and familiarity with Excel
  • Interest in GIS, mapping, or Cities research involving data


  • Prior experience working with ArcGIS Pro or other mapping tools
  • Prior experience with census data, data cleaning, and SPSS
  • Coursework in Cities

Application instructions

Bryn Mawr students:

  • Please fill out the application form¬†and include a copy of your resume.
  • For full consideration, please apply by April 15, 2024

NB: Haverford students are also eligible to apply (though priority will be given to Bryn Mawr students). If you are a Haverford student and are not able to access the form, please answer the questions on in the Application PDF and email your responses along with your cv to jhurley at

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