Research Data Management Librarian

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Created: August 18, 2016


The Auburn University Libraries are advertising for a Research Data Management Librarian. This is full-time, 12-month, tenure-track library faculty position. From the description:

“Reporting to the Associate Dean for Public Services/Head of Reference and Instruction Services, the Research Data Management Librarian (Data Librarian) is responsible for leading a campus-wide effort to build a research data management infrastructure at Auburn University, including the development and provision of services to support the organization, dissemination, and preservation of data generated by the University’s research enterprise. The Data Librarian collaborates with the Libraries’ Assistant Dean for Research, the Libraries’ IT department, and the Libraries’ subject specialist faculty to establish working relationships with faculty, staff, students, the Office of Information Technology (OIT), the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and Proposal Services and Faculty Support (PSFS) in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED), and the University administration. The Data Librarian assists faculty, staff, and students in managing research data throughout the research lifecycle, including assisting with data management planning, research data best practices, data documentation, and ingest of data into discipline-specific or generalist data repositories. Specifically, the Data Librarian will be responsible for developing and implementing a research data services needs assessment, taking the lead in drafting library and University policies for research data management, and helping to build a campus infrastructure for identifying, managing, describing, preserving, and making research data discoverable and accessible.”

Salary/Benefits: Minimum salary $54,025 at the rank of Librarian II, higher with experience or appointment as a Librarian III. Rank will be commensurate with experience/qualifications. This is a twelve-month tenure-track position. Benefits include 20 days vacation leave/12 days sick leave per year; participation in State Teachers’ Retirement System (mandatory); other additional voluntary retirement plans available; health/dental/life/disability insurance.

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Published: Thursday, August 18, 2016 13:03 UTC

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