Research Data Librarian – Science Specialist

Fort Collins, CO
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Salary: 66,667-78,000
Created: October 6, 2023


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The Colorado State University Libraries seeks a collaborative, creative, user-centered professional for the position of Research Data Librarian-Science Specialist. 

Collaborating with Libraries colleagues and university partners and stakeholders, the Research Data Librarian will explore, design and implement data services and programming. With a focus on the sciences, they will support data management planning, data use/reuse, data literacy, ethical data sharing, workflows, reproducibility, and the utilization of computational tools and methods.  The successful candidate will promote awareness of resources and services among faculty and students through comprehensive, customized instructional activities on topics such as those listed above.  

Applicants for this position should include a cover letter and a resume or curriculum vitae. We encourage you to communicate how your skills and experiences transfer to the qualifications in ways that may not be obvious. The cover letter should also address diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice as they relate to the position or the mission of the CSU Libraries. Preferred qualifications are not required. The Colorado State University Libraries is committed to lifelong learning and faculty development, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity and support to expand their expertise.  

We strongly encourage those who will further advance the libraries’ commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community, including those from historically underrepresented groups, to apply for this position. We welcome applicants with a range of experiences, including those new to the profession.    

Required Job Qualifications:  

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program or international equivalent; a PhD in a data-intensive field; or a master's degree in a data-intensive field plus two years of relevant experience in the development, coordination, delivery, and/or promotion of data management services. Degree must be completed by December 31, 2023.  

  • Knowledge of managing, curating, or preserving research data  

  • Demonstrated ability to explain and/or teach complex ideas in a clear manner to audiences from diverse backgrounds and contexts 

  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice and how they relate to the position and mission of the CSU Libraries 

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59 pm (MT) on 10/30/2023. 

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Please join us for an information session where we will share details about the university, our library, and the position. No registration is required.   

Session 1: Tuesday, October 10th, 6:00 pm MT 
Where: Zoom Meeting ID: 999 6713 2087 or Click link to join: 

Session 2: Friday, October 20th, 11:00 am MT 
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Last updated: Monday, October 9, 2023 16:06 UTC