University of Colorado Boulder Libraries
Data Services Librarian
The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) Libraries invites applications from collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Data Services Librarian, a tenure-stream position in the University Libraries’ Department of Open and Digital Scholarship Services. The Data Services Librarian provides leadership and support for a range of services related to accessing, using, manipulating, and managing quantitative data. With a focus on science and engineering faculty and students, this position partners with users and producers of quantitative data and helps to identify, develop, implement, and assess services to meet the data needs of the CU Boulder community. The Data Services Librarian provides outreach, consultation, and instruction on such topics as finding and accessing particular types of data, using statistical software and tools (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R), and preparing data for analysis. Working closely with subject librarians, this position helps to acquire and promote access to data of value to CU Boulder research and instruction. The Data Services Librarian fosters relationships with departments, research institutes/centers, and laboratories in order to maximize support across campus. As part of a highly collaborative team in the newly formed Open and Digital Scholarship Services Department within the Libraries, the Data Services Librarian actively contributes to the continued development of policies, procedures, and best practices for data acquisition, access, management, and curation.
Please address each of these qualifications in your application materials:
- Demonstrated ability to cultivate and advocate for an environment of diversity and inclusion.
- Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited library program.
- Experience and/or coursework involving use and analysis of quantitative data.
- Demonstrated commitment to a user-centered approach to data services.
- Familiarity with one or more statistical packages (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R).
- Knowledge of key sources of quantitative data in at least one scientific or engineering discipline.
- Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills.
- Demonstrated initiative and flexibility to carry out project-based work, both independently and collaboratively.
- Potential for research, scholarly work, and professional service.
Evidence of any of the following will enhance a candidacy:
- One year or more of relevant experience in an academic or research library.
- Demonstrated experience developing and/or implementing policies, procedures, or best practices for data acquisition, access, management, or curation.
- Experience providing outreach, consultation, and instruction at the university level.
- Commitment to the value of open and sustainable access to research and scholarship.
- Experience working with science and engineering faculty and students.
Appointment and Salary:
Successful candidates will be appointed as full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty members. Depending on professional experience, appointment will be at the assistant professor or senior instructor level. The minimum starting salary is $51,000. Benefits include 22 working days of vacation, ten paid holidays, liberal sick leave, university group health care plans, group life insurance, TIAA-CREF administered retirement/annuity, and support for scholarly/professional activities. Tenured librarians are eligible for sabbatical leave.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by July 31, 2017, in order to receive full consideration. Application must be made online at CU Careers (posting 10165) and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at Dylan.Wiersma@Colorado.EDU. The full position description can be viewed at http://www.colorado.edu/libraries/jobs-opportunities.
The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at email@example.com. In addition, the University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.
About the University and Libraries:
As the flagship University of a multi-campus system in the State of Colorado, CU Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.
CU-Boulder has blossomed in size and quality since we opened our doors in 1877—attracting superb faculty, staff, and students and building strong programs in the sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education, music, and many other disciplines.
Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the great comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service. The University Libraries faculty and staff are diverse, talented, and passionate people who share this vision and mission. Librarians participate at all levels of the campus and hold full faculty status and rank. The Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, holds the largest collection in the Rocky Mountain region with over 12 million books, periodicals, government publications, audiovisual materials, microforms, maps, manuscripts, papers and computer-based resources. The Libraries faculty and staff collaborate internally, with colleagues beyond the campus, and with our clients to advance information literacy, intellectual freedom, lifelong learning, the disciplinary growth of information, and the amplification of knowledge.
About Boulder, Colorado:
Boulder and the surrounding area is known as one of the best places to live because of its spectacular setting, acres of open space, and vibrant atmosphere. At 5,430 feet above sea level, acres of vast open space entwine into Boulder’s cityscape nestled into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Home to approximately 90,000 residents, Boulder has a mild, dry climate with more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Boulder offers activities for every interest. Over 80 miles of pedestrian and bike paths, as well as a convenient bus system, provide transportation around town and to the Denver metropolitan area. Photographers, music lovers, rock climbers, Olympians, artists, and others are drawn to this great city because of its scenic beauty, vibrant culture, and fabulous amenities. Boulder is just three hours from 11 ski resorts, 40 minutes from Denver, and moments from 43,000 acres of open space and trails.