We seek a creative and dynamic professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as Data Management Librarian. We are hiring one individual for a full-time, tenure-track/tenured position with an 11-month academic appointment beginning Summer or Fall 2020. Applicants will be considered for the faculty titles of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor depending on qualifications.
Reporting to the Dean through the Director of Research Data Management Services, The Data Management Librarian will advance the Libraries efforts to support the research data needs of a diverse community of scholars at a vibrant, land-, sea-, and space-grant institution. The successful candidate will join a new team of individuals who value collaborations and creative solutions that increase research productivity and impact throughout the research data lifecycle. With support from the members of the Research Data Management Services team and our stakeholders, the incumbent will implement systemic programs that couple outreach, education, tools, and policies to enable innovative modes of scholarship at Texas A&M University. Under the guidance of the Director, the Data Management Librarian:
● Collaborates with the Research Data Management Services team and other stakeholders in the Libraries and on campus to develop and provide data management services.
● Partners with researchers to evaluate data planning needs and assess options for sharing data.
● Delivers data management instruction both in-person and online.
● Creates and maintains learning materials describing guidelines, best practices, and services.
● Consults with Texas Digital Libraries partners to advance the capability and use of the Texas Data Repository.
● Supports Libraries and TAMU diversity initiatives.
● Engages in research, publication, and professional service as required of tenure-track/tenured faculty.
This is a tenure-track academic appointment carrying full faculty status and responsibilities include engaging in research activities leading to publications and national service to meet both the Libraries’ and the University’s requirements for tenure and promotion.
Founded in 1876 as a land-grant institution, Texas A&M University is the sixth largest university in the nation. The signature Aggie Spirit captures and embodies the university’s traditions and core values: Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service. The university has an enrollment of more than 68,000 students and 3,200 faculty.
The vision of the University Libraries is to be the indispensable hub for discovery, learning, and creativity at Texas A&M. The pillars of this vision are a distinguished collection of information resources unbounded by place and preserved for future generations; a suite of robust services and a dedicated team exceeding customer expectations; an inspirational environment that delights and invites use; and an organizational culture celebrated for its trust, openness to risk and strengthened by its collaboration and diversity.
The Libraries currently rank in the top ten among ARL U.S. Public Academic Libraries with competitive starting salaries (taking into account the regional cost of living). Current staffing includes approximately 160-170 classified and professional staff and 85-90 faculty. More information can be found at http://library.tamu.edu
● American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master’s degree (or international equivalent), or a terminal degree in a science or social science field
● Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service
● Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative and culturally diverse environment
● Demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills complemented by the ability to take initiative
● Understanding of metadata standards in a research data context
● Experience with data documentation practices
● Strong technical skills and problem-solving abilities related to data management and curation software
● Excellent oral and written communication skills
● Formal coursework in a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, agriculture, or mathematics) field of study or data science
● Experience with data repository platforms, such as Dataverse or DSpace
● Experience in developing and delivering instruction in an academic setting
● Knowledge of scripting languages used with data-intensive research, such as R or Python
● Grant writing experience
Salary/Benefits/Rank: Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience; minimum starting salary will be $50,500. Excellent benefits include health plan and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA; paid holidays; no state or local income tax. Funding is provided for professional travel and development activities.
Applications: Applications must be received by March 25, 2020 for consideration. Applications should include a letter of application, current complete vita, and contact information for 3 professional references. They must be submitted through the Interfolio portal at the http://apply.interfolio.com/74097 as position number 74097.
The letter of application should explicitly address the applicant’s qualifications in context of knowledge, skills, and experience relevant to the specific position. References will not be contacted without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission.
Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.
The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
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