The University of Chicago Library seeks an innovative service-oriented librarian to develop and deliver social sciences data services, and to promote research data management, data literacy, and use of data resources at the University of Chicago Library. The Librarian will work closely with the Library's new Center for Digital Scholarship to build coordinated services and develop relationships with faculty and students. The Librarian will assist with discovery, acquisition and use of social science data resources and services. The Librarian will identify opportunities to promote and develop new library services and expertise around data. The Library seeks candidates with skills and abilities to help transform instruction, outreach, reference and collections and who are creative in solving problems in a collaborative environment.Responsibilities and DutiesReporting to the Library's Director of Research and Teaching Support, the Librarian will:- Provide consultations in support of research data management and quantitative and qualitative data collection and analyses- Support faculty using data-driven assignments through consultation and course integrated library instruction- Build and promote data collections and services in the social sciences- Serve as subject liaison to sociology- Serve as official representative to the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)- Contribute to overall reference, instruction, and collection development for the Library- Serve on committees as assigned- Provide evening and weekend service as assigned- Engage in professional and/or subject discipline organizationsThe successful candidate must have an MLS or MLIS from an accredited school of library information science or an advanced degree in the social sciences; academic library experience, experience with quantitative social science data and statistical software (such as SPSS, Stata, SAS, R) and experience providing instruction and consultations in a library or research setting.The Search Committee will evaluate candidates' record and accomplishments in order to determine their knowledge of social science data sources (including ICPSR and US Census); data information literacy competencies, knowledge of social science research methodologies and research data management principles and best practices; ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines; and effective oral and written communications skills. The Search Committee will also evaluate candidate's experience working with qualitative data and software, understanding of intellectual property and ethical issues in social science research, knowledge of government information data sources, knowledge of digital scholarship activities, and additional advanced degrees in the social sciences or data sciences.To Apply: Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and reference contact information. Applications must be submitted to https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu Req. #03570 or via Quicklink: https://tinyurl.com/y8bqaafnContact Shauna Babcock, Library HR, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions. Review of applications will begin January 12, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Salary and Benefits: Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include retirement plan, insurance, and paid time off.
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