Data & Visualization Librarian

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Created: December 15, 2015


The Dartmouth College Library seeks a innovative and collaborative individual to join its Research & Instruction Services department in a newly created position focused on data and visualization support within the curriculum.  Working as part of a team of subject liaisons in support of teaching and research in the Social Sciences and the Humanities, the Data and Visualization Librarian provides leadership and expertise in developing library support related to the discovery, use, and management of locally and externally available data tools in the social sciences. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in emerging trends, tools, technologies, and practices supporting data and visualization in the social sciences, and will demonstrate an understanding of liaison and collection development activities to support the work of the College’s Government department and the Program in Quantitative Social Science (QSS).

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Reporting to the Head of Research & Instruction Services, the Data & Visualization Librarian provides leadership and expertise in the development and management of data and visualization information resources and services. In collaboration with colleagues across the Library, Research Computing, and other College centers, the Data and Visualization Librarian collaborates to support teaching and learning in the use of data and visualization tools. The successful candidate will provide liaison support to the Government department and to the Program in Quantitative Social Science.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Demonstrated knowledge of primary quantitative and visualization tools used in the social sciences. Experience in or capacity for working with statistical software, most significantly R, ggplot2, Stata. Experience using, teaching, and evaluating data visualization software such as Tableau, GIS, and D3.js.  Strong research skills in the humanities and social sciences including demonstrated experience in and enthusiasm for instruction, both one-on-one and in the classroom.
RANK AND SALARY: The position is part of the Dartmouth College Library Classification System of Professional Ranks. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Full benefits package including 22 vacation days; comprehensive health care; retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; and relocation assistance.  

GENERAL INFORMATION: Founded in 1769 and located in scenic Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth is a private, four-year, coeducational undergraduate college with graduate schools of business, engineering and medicine and 16 graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Dartmouth's mission is to educate the most promising students and to prepare them for a lifetime of learning and of responsible leadership through a faculty dedicated to teaching and the creation of knowledge. At the heart of Dartmouth College is one of the oldest research libraries in the United States. Nine libraries, distributed across various academic centers, house the multi-million volume collection and provide access to a rich array of digital resources supported by a technically robust networked environment. The Library's mission is to foster intellectual growth and advance the teaching and research missions of the College by supporting excellence and innovation in education and research, managing and delivering scholarly content, and partnering in the development and dissemination of new scholarship.

APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin as of January 4th, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. For the complete job description and to apply online go to
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity.  Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


Published: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 18:13 UTC

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