HEALTH INFORMATIONIST (Atlanta Campus)
Position and Responsibilities:
Ranked as the #4 Most Innovative University by U.S. News and World Report, Georgia State University has one of the fastest growing research profiles in the country and a proven commitment to the success of students from all backgrounds. We welcome to our team an innovative, collegial, and highly-engaged information specialist who will support research and teaching within health-related disciplines at Georgia State University. Our Health Informationist provides regular consultations, research assistance, instruction in information and data use, and has a strong commitment to student learning and success. The Health Informationist is based at the downtown Atlanta Campus Library and serves as the liaison librarian and content specialist for the School of Public Health and other areas as assigned.
We welcome a new type of embedded specialist who works with students at all levels in learning information skills needed to succeed, and who is a partner in faculty research. Identified areas of need among faculty researchers include conducting systematic literature reviews; analyzing, organizing, preparing, and managing original research data; and presenting research findings and raw data for publication and reuse. Together, we will work to develop a more thorough understanding of federal agency requirements (specifically NIH) regarding data management, as well as the broader scholarly communication and curation issues associated with e-science and open data initiatives. The position serves as a member of the library faculty (non-tenure track), holds faculty rank, and is expected to engage in service and scholarly activities as outlined in the University Library’s faculty guidelines.
The University Library, Atlanta Campus, provides one of the most attractive, open, and inviting educational facilities in the Southeast. With over 1.3 million visitors in the past year, the Library is an integral part of the University community. The Library is engaged with the campus community, offering a modern, inviting, and centralized facility supporting both teaching and research with extensive collections and outstanding assistance. Its signature Link, a multilevel glass structure that overlooks downtown Atlanta, connects the Library’s two prominent buildings. CURVE (curve.gsu.edu), located in Library South, brings together students and expert researchers from all disciplines in a shared, hands-on, interactive space featuring cutting-edge hardware and software for data visualization and analysis. For additional information about the Georgia State University Library, visit library.gsu.edu.
Georgia State University, an innovative urban public research university, is a national leader in graduating students from widely diverse backgrounds. Georgia State readies students for professional pursuits, educates future leaders and prepares citizens for lifelong learning. Enrolling one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation at its downtown research campus, at its vibrant branch campuses and online, the university provides educational opportunities for more than 50,000 students at the graduate, baccalaureate, associate and certificate levels. For additional information about Georgia State University, visit gsu.edu.
- ALA-accredited graduate degree and/or relevant graduate degree in a related field
- Familiarity with the latest methods used in public health or health-related research
- Understanding of the rapidly changing role of the academic library and librarian in higher education
- Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
- Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse library users and colleagues.
- Experience working in an academic or special library
- Classroom teaching experience
- Grant writing experience
Condition of Work
Faculty rank and status
Support for research and professional activities
Salary and Rank
Salary commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience. Appointment at a faculty rank [Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor], on a contract renewal basis. Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; resume; name, address and phone number of three references, including immediate supervisor. Review of materials will begin April 2, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
Send materials to:
Georgia State University
Attn: Human Resource Officer
100 Decatur Street, SE, Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
All offers of employment at Georgia State University are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check.
Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.