Data & eScience Librarian

Full time

Created: December 1, 2014
Arlington
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Description

The Data & eScience Librarian will provide leadership and vision for the development, implementation, and operationalization of UTA Libraries’ initiatives that assist faculty and students navigate eScience data-related issues, including data discovery, analysis, visualization, and management. The scholar in this position will work as an intellectual partner with faculty, students, and staff using data in their research and teaching. Working with these constituencies, and in collaboration with librarians, archivists, and staff throughout the Libraries, this librarian will increase the Libraries’ ability to collect, preserve, and provide access to research data. This position also provides guidance on the use of data and datasets as well as expertise in support of published data repositories such as ICPSR, and supports users requiring assistance with statistical software. The Data and E-Science Librarian will serve as a partner and resource person for librarians and archivists involved in facilitating faculty and student e-research.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Develop and provide consultation services for faculty and students on eScience data-related issues, including data discovery, analysis, visualization, and management.
2. Partner with subject liaisons to assess the practices of researchers relating to data creation, use, and preservation.
3. Collaborate with the Social Sciences Data Librarian, the Digital Humanities Librarian, the Systems Librarian for Data Management & Curation, the Director of Scholarly Communication, and the Department Heads of Outreach & Scholarship and Digital Creation to develop an integrated set of data services supporting UTA researchers and research teams.
4. Plan and conduct eScience and data management professional development opportunities for subject liaisons specific to their assigned departments. 
5. Act as primary liaison to a STEM department.
6. Maintain expertise with issues related to scholarly communication such as copyright, open access, and data management and preservation. 
7. Participate in university-wide initiatives related to data creation, use, and preservation.
8. Performs other duties assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• An ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree or advanced degree in sciences, data curation, or related discipline
• An understanding of the research process as demonstrated by academic or work experience.
• Demonstrated experience with data management and curation services, with particular focus on research practices relating to data discovery, analysis, visualization, and management.
• Competency with data analysis software, including SPSS, SAS, and R.
• Familiarity with data management requirements of federal agencies.
• Strong commitment to user services and support.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, subject librarians, archivists, digital project librarians and others in order to advance e-research.
• Must possess excellent oral and written communication, leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• If MLS/MLIS, an advanced degree in a relevant science or social science discipline.
• 3-5 years experience with eScience data services.
• Knowledge of national and international trends in scholarly communication, data management and curation.
• Experience with grant writing or data management plan development.
• Ability to support datasets for use in various statistical software packages.
• Knowledge of geo-spatial data and software, such as ESRI and ArcGIS.
• Project management experience; demonstrated ability to design, lead, and complete a project within scope.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds
• Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication
• Excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
• Competency with Microsoft Outlook, MS Office, Windows Operating System and file management

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Non-traditional work hours. May require weeknight and weekend hours. Flexibility is required to ensure the department is appropriately staffed in order to satisfy all service needs. Ongoing professional development will be expected of the successful candidate, which may require overnight travel.  This is a non-tenure track position.

All applicants MUST apply on-line at the UT Arlington job site to be considered. http://tinyurl.com/mh6sylr is a direct link or go to https://uta.service-now.com/jobs/ and go to LIBRARY and then Data and eScience Librarian - Library.

Application Requirements:
Submit a curriculum vitae and letter of interest via http://tinyurl.com/mh6sylr. *Final candidate/s are required to supply a list of Professional References (with contact information). *Final candidate/s are required to deliver a one hour presentation, including Q&A, during the on campus interview. The topic will be communicated to candidate/s prior to on campus interview. This is a non-tenure track position.

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:42 UTC

How to apply

Contact:

Kevin Schuck


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Published: Monday, December 1, 2014 09:15 UTC