Data Curation Education Librarian

Penn State University

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
10/24/2019
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
91608
Classification:
Exempt
Work Unit:
University Libraries
Department:
Research Informatics and Publishing

Description

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applications and nominations for the position of Data Curation Education Librarian, in the Research Informatics and Publishing department. You will lead the University Libraries’ efforts in supporting data curation education needs. This is a fixed-term (2-year) faculty position reporting to the Head, Research Informatics and Publishing. Your major responsibilities include: providing outreach for research data services and curation to the Commonwealth Campus Libraries, collaboratively providing training on research data services for PSU Libraries, conducting needed research in data curation, administering and providing project management of national data curation education initiative, maintaining and enhancing data curation primers, developing open educational resources for data curation. The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. The successful candidate will enthusiastically grow the University Libraries welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diversity. Required Qualifications: Requires a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution or an advanced degree in a relevant discipline; ability to work independently and collaboratively; experience in data curation services and education; excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated strong organizational skills and attention to detail; sound judgment and decision-making skills. Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in a social sciences, humanities, or natural sciences discipline; knowledge of the research process and research data lifecycle. Environment: The Research Informatics and Publishing Department is a new, collaborative and innovative unit within the Penn State University Libraries. This department enhances the technology-driven teaching and research capacity of the Penn State community. The Penn State University Libraries are a strategic asset to Penn State, advancing intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University’s strategic goals in teaching, research, service, and outreach. The University Libraries is ranked among the top 10 research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other campus locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve more than 6,400 faculty and 46,800 students at University Park, and approximately 97,500 students university wide. More than 120 faculty librarians in the University Libraries benefit from extensive technological resources and research support services. Penn State is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, the Association of American Universities, and the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, AP Trust, SPARC, CNI, the ACRL Diversity Alliance and a number of other organizations. The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitan area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day`s drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit. For more information, please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu and http://www.cbicc.org. Compensation and Rank: This is a fixed-term 2-year faculty position. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University. Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. Interested candidates should upload a letter of application and resume or C.V. Review of applications will begin November 18, 2019 and continue until position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Robert Harris, Faculty Search Coordinator, at rch20@psu.edu.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088