Oakland University's Kresge Library seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented individual to join us as an Assistant Professor and Research Data Librarian to lead us in advancing student and faculty research and curricular innovation by offering research data support services. Successful applicants for this position will possess a strong commitment to research and teaching support and will demonstrate knowledge of current and emerging trends in data science, scholarly communication, and data curation. Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Facilitating the continued development of an infrastructure and library services to support data discovery, curation, preservation and sharing
Offering library programs to educate the campus community on data management requirements and best practices
Guiding faculty and students in the discovery and use of existing research data sets
Collaborating with subject librarians to facilitate the support of research data use within their liaison areas
Providing training and support to library colleagues in all aspects of research data management
Serving as a liaison librarian for select STEM disciplines to support instruction, collection development, and research
Contributing to broader scholarly conversations through publications and presentations
Participating in library, university, and professional service activities
This is a tenure-track faculty position with an eight-month schedule; attainment of tenure is dependent upon job performance, scholarship, and service. Salary will be determined by credentials and experience. Oakland University offers excellent fringe benefits including TIAA/CREF and Fidelity retirement plans.
Master of Library Science degree or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program
Experience working with datasets including data identification, curation, or retrieval
Special Instructions to Applicants::
Please upload a letter of application, a detailed curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and a diversity statement that describes your interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality. Contact information for references will be requested in the Professional References section of the application and a link provided through which references can submit letters. Review of applications will begin on March 2, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be addressed to Shawn Lombardo, Research Data Librarian Search Committee Chair, email@example.com.
Internal Number: 18270
About Oakland University
As a state-supported institution of higher education, Oakland University has a three-fold mission. It offers instructional programs of high quality that lead to degrees at the baccalaureate, master?s and doctoral levels, as well as programs in continuing education; it advances knowledge and promotes the arts through research, scholarship, and creative activity; and it renders significant public service. In all its activities, the university strives to exemplify educational leadership in a diverse and inclusive environment.