Assistant Professor, Data Services Librarian

Milton, Massachusetts
Mar 05, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Levin Library at Curry College seeks a skilled, experienced, and innovative librarian at the Assistant Professor level, to develop and lead the library’s program in the support of quantitative education, in alignment with Curry’s increasing emphasis on quantitative literacy as a student learning outcome. This position will begin in fall 2018. The review of applications will begin March 20, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Primary responsibilities:

The Data Services Librarian will develop an instructional and outreach program for students and faculty using quantitative methods in both the general education curriculum and across several disciplines.

The Data Services Librarian will address these curricular, collection, and strategic needs by:

  • Teaching data literacy instruction as a component of information literacy;
  • Serving as library resource person for students and faculty using statistical and data visualization software;
  • Coordinating library liaison quantitative literacy instruction across the disciplines;
  • Leading library support initiatives for personal data management and security;
  • Developing instructional tutorials and other learning guides;
  • Building a data set collection (including open access resources) along with the tools necessary to work with the data.

The Data Services Librarian will liaise with and support the college’s new Quantitative Commons and stakeholders, faculty, and technology to develop curation, management and support services for the curricular and research uses of data and software, and track and implement new developments in these areas as appropriate.

Additional responsibilities:

The Data Services Librarian will collaborate with a librarian team in the delivery of information literacy instruction and an evolving reference service model, participate in a liaison role with teaching faculty, and additionally, contribute to development of instructional services for the college’s online and hybrid programs, as part of the college’s strategic initiative to “offer students the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to responsibly navigate a rapidly changing world of professional and personal opportunities.”  

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • A Master’s in Library & Information Science (MLS) required.
  • Experience: 2-3 + years professional experience in an academic library.
  • Knowledge of and experience using statistical and data visualization software such as: SPSS and ArcGIS.
  • Teaching experience at the general undergraduate level and/or at the graduate level. 
  • Experience with learning management systems such as Blackboard.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to represent library and college in both institutional and professional settings.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of graduate level and/or continuing education coursework in relevant areas of statistics and data science preferred.
  • Experience with research data management practices, protocols, and infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of digital archiving and scholarly communication practices.

Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.

Please apply online at: for consideration.  

Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including a description of your teaching philosophy, a statement of contributions to diversity (statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service), a copy of your unofficial transcript (an official transcript will be required upon acceptance of an offer of employment) and a list of three professional references including complete contact information and professional titles. 

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