Head, Research Data Services

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Created: August 24, 2021


The Research Data and Digital Scholarship team at University of
Pennsylvania Libraries seeks a Head, Research Data Services to design,
develop, and implement the Libraries’ developing research and scholarship
support services for Penn community members who identify, curate, work
with, manage, visualize, publish, and share data, or who have an interest
in open science.

In collaboration with the Research Data and Digital Scholarship team and
disciplinary specialists, they will develop and deliver forward-thinking,
measureable, campus-aligned programming to support researchers at every
stage of the data lifecycle; scaffold scalable education and outreach
programming and support for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and
faculty; and coordinate project support for data-intensive research. They
will assist Penn researchers in meeting the data management and open data
requirements of funding agencies and publishers. They will prioritize the
development of strong, collaborative relationships with library subject
specialists in data-heavy disciplines and with relevant offices,
departments, and centers across campus. The incumbent will manage a small
team of specialists focused on data management, spatial data and GIS, open
science, data science, and data visualization.


- An advanced degree (master’s or above) in a relevant data-intensive
discipline or in library science
- In-depth knowledge of the data lifecycle across a range of data types
- Demonstrated knowledge of the evolving landscape of open and public
data, data ethics, and data sharing
- Background that demonstrates proficiency with (and, preferably,
experience teaching) quantitative and qualitative software for working with
- Experience developing and implementing a research data services program
- Demonstrated data management planning experience
- Experience building and maintaining cross-campus connections and
- Collaborative work ethic
- Excellent communication skills
- Commitment to anti-racist, inclusive, ethical praxis


- Supervisory experience
- Demonstrated interest in FAIR data and the role of data in open
knowledge production
- Proficiency working with geospatial data
- Familiarity with data visualization tools, trends, and techniques
- Advanced degree in the sciences or social sciences

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