School of Computing and Information Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship
Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Data Stewardship
The School of Computing and Information (http://www.ischool.pitt.edu) at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking to fill a faculty position in Data Stewardship at an Assistant/Associate Professor level – Position #0134534 (Non-Tenure Stream). The initial appointment is expected to be three years with consideration for renewal. We are looking for an experienced practitioner and scholar in Data Stewardship who can demonstrate an in-depth understanding of data curation, data documentation and data preservation, specifically:
Current best practices and policy surrounding active data management through the data lifecycle, including data collection, data management plans, data storage, data quality and reproducibility
Experience of handling research data including application of date standards and formats, data description and documentation, metadata schema for disciplinary data, data citation and persistent identifiers, data publication, data analysis, data visualization, data re-use and metrics
Contemporary good practice in data selection and appraisal, data infrastructure including data repository software platforms, and long-term data preservation strategies
An awareness of diverse disciplinary data practices, research workflows and workflow platforms, as well as an in-depth knowledge of particular domain(s).
The University of Pittsburgh School is a top-ranked information school (iSchool) offering a wide variety of multidisciplinary opportunities, including an undergraduate program ( BSIS ), Master's programs in information science ( MSIS ), telecommunications & networking ( MST ), library & information science ( MLIS ), and Ph.D. programs, The new Data Stewardship Pathway for graduate students studying for the MLIS , draws on the concept of
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