Purdue Libraries seeks a highly motivated and intellectually curious
individual to provide leadership for Purdue Libraries Data
Services. At Purdue, we are redefining the role of
librarians within the learning, discovery, and engagement initiatives of the
University, through involvement in information literacy instruction, scholarly
communication, e-science, data management, and global
outreach. Purdue Libraries has been a leader in research in
data curation, as well as in developing tools, systems and services for data
management planning, most notably the Data Curation Profiles. With the
creation of the Purdue University Research Repository (PURR)
research.hub.purdue.edu in 2010, Purdue expanded data services to include data
management planning, publishing and dissemination. The Libraries' leadership
working with DataCite has resulted in publishing data sets with DOIs in
PURR. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research, the
Data Services Specialist has a tenure track faculty appointment and works
closely with the PURR Digital Data Repository Specialist to lead data service
efforts at Purdue. This position provides a unique opportunity to engage in
leading edge work in data management and curation.
Responsibilities: The Data Services Specialist will work with faculty and
staff to integrate data services throughout the
Libraries. The Data Services Specialist
will work centrally to design, develop and implement resources, tools, and
systems. S/he will assess Libraries
faculty and staff needs for professional development and training in this
area; advise in the use of effective data management tools and activities;
collaborate with campus partners in support of data services; monitor and
research new data curation approaches and technologies that may be applicable
to data services; and facilitate the implementation of data service
innovations. S/he will lead the Data Working Group, a
Libraries-wide group which coordinates training and data services best
practices. The Data Services Specialist may serve as liaison to one or more
Required qualifications: Master's degree
from an ALA-accredited library school, or doctorate in a related field.
Knowledge of research data lifecycle concepts and issues.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability
to work collaboratively in a team-based environment. Commitment to engage in
scholarship worthy of promotion and tenure as a faculty member of Purdue
Desired qualifications: Experience providing research data services.
Understanding of best practices in data curation and
management. Familiarity with repositories and other data
resources. Hands-on experience creating and disseminating information
resources. Experience working with and/or teaching diverse groups/diverse
Appointment: Appointment will be at the assistant or associate professor
rank. The full job announcement can be seen at:
Salary and benefits: Salary commensurate with experience in
the context of Purdue University's salary structure. Faculty tenure-track
position with a twelve-month appointment. Rank of assistant, associate, or
full professor depending on qualifications. Purdue provides
a generous fringe benefit package that includes retirement benefits as well as
health, disability and life insurance, 22 annual vacation days, and tuition
support for employee, children, and spouse/same sex domestic partner.
Application process: To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and the
names and contact information of at least three references via email to Carla
Heuss, Libraries Human Resources Assistant, at
[log in to unmask] Please place "Data
Services Specialist" in the subject line of the email.
Nominations for the position will be accepted and should be sent to the same
email address. Review of applications will begin on
September 15, 2012, and will continue until the position is
filled. Questions may be directed to Carla Heuss at
765-494-2899 or the above email address. A background check
will be required for this position.
Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action
employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.
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