Graduate Assistant Position Available at the University of Wyoming, Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC)


We are offering a funded Graduate Assistantship for Master's level graduate students, starting in August 2023. The position will be based with the Geospatial Digital Informatics (GeoDI Lab) in Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC), and work under the supervision of Dr. Di Yang. Generalized topics of the GA will include remote sensing and GIS applications on land-use changes and vegetation dynamics, geospatial modeling, machine learning and GeoAI. The GA will have access to field instrumentation (e.g., UAVs) as well as high performance computers (HPC) for research. Women and underrepresented groups in STEM are especially encouraged to apply. Don't hesitate to reach out to me ( if you have any questions.


  1. Ability to teach GIS related lab class.
  2. Effective communication (oral and written) skills.
  3. Knowledge and understanding of GIS, remote sensing, and machine learning techniques.
  4. Familiarity with R, Python, and/or GEE.
  5. Applicants with a BA or BS in any field will receive consideration. Those with a background in Geography, Geoinformatics; Ecology; Data Science; and/or interdisciplinary environmental studies, or related fields with relevant experience in geospatial data modeling and analysis are preferred.
  6. IELTS score 6.5 or higher (TOEFL 76 iBT or higher) for international applicants who attended university in a language other than English.

Position Details:

Department: Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC)
Financial Support: The M.S. GA position is fully funded, comes with a competitive M.S. stipend, tuition and fees, health insurance.
Application Deadline: March 1st, 2023
Start Date: August 2023 (Fall 2023)

To apply:

Please send the following materials as one PDF document includes 1) CV (including contact information for at least three references), 2) cover letter outlining your research interests, and 3) unofficial transcripts to Dr. Di Yang ( Note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

About UW and Laramie:

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university. Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado's Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit

Hiring Statement:

UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. WE are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities. The Division of Communication Disorders' Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement can be found here:

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