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Data Literacy and Learning Specialist

Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia
Salary range from $50,000-$65,000 dependent on experience, education, and faculty rank.

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Library Faculty Position, Atlanta Campus

Position & Responsibilities

The Georgia State University Library seeks an intellectually curious and innovative colleague to join us as the Data Literacy and Learning Specialist. If you are passionate about igniting a passion for data in others, this position is for you!

The Data Literacy and Learning Specialist is a part of a growing Research Data Services (RDS) Team with expertise to support qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis, visualization, and management across academic disciplines (details at The Data Literacy and Learning Specialist will foster data literacy skills development and awareness of the value of these skills for career readiness among Georgia State University (GSU) undergraduates. We welcome data professionals eager to work with undergraduate students at all levels in learning the data-related tools and skills needed to succeed in college and career, and to partner with faculty members to support integration of data literacy into their teaching.

The Data Literacy and Learning Specialist will lead data literacy outreach and learning efforts targeting undergraduates at all GSU campuses and across all disciplines. Their work will focus on increasing undergraduate use of Research Data Services (RDS) current offerings and, in collaboration with the RDS Team and others, on creating new learning opportunities targeted specifically to undergraduates. They will provide individual and small-group consultations, workshops, and course-embedded instruction in data information and resource use, and will explore opportunities for increasing virtual learning modes (e.g., video tutorials, digital credentials). They will capitalize on existing partnerships with campus initiatives, such as the University Library’s PIDLit: Public Interest Data Literacy initiative, the College to Career initiative, and the Digital Learners to Leaders initiative, and seek new connections with relevant campus initiatives and programs working toward student success aims.

Additional duties (up to 10% of work commitment) may be assigned to this position based on the candidate’s background, experience, and interests.

The position serves as a member of the library faculty (12-month, non-tenure track), holds faculty rank, and is expected to participate in research, professional development, and service activities as outlined in the University Library’s faculty guidelines. The library is committed to providing exceptional professional development opportunities to its employees.


The University Library, Atlanta Campus, provides one of the most attractive, open, and inviting educational facilities in the Southeast. With over 1.5 million annual visitors in 2019, the Library is an integral part of the University community. The Library is a valued partner within 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 ( 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

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 54,000 students at the graduate, baccalaureate, associate and certificate levels. For additional information about Georgia State University, visit

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher from a relevant field
  • Experience teaching with data, with an emphasis on undergraduate students
  • Commitment to undergraduate teaching and learning of data literacy skills
  • Ability to articulate the value of data literacy skills for career readiness
  • Strong ability to work effectively within a culturally diverse environment​
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience providing both in-person and online instruction
  • Instructional design or curriculum development experience

If you feel that you don’t meet these preferred qualifications, don’t let a confidence gap stop you from applying. Sometimes a list of preferred qualifications can miss the elements that would most strengthen our team; we value the many different skills which make all of us unique.

Condition of Work and Benefits

Twelve-month assignment

Faculty rank and status

Non-tenure track

Health and retirement benefits

Support for research and professional activities

Salary and Rank

Salary range from $50,000-$65,000, dependent on experience, education and faculty rank. Appointment at faculty rank (Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor) is on a 12-month contract renewal basis.

To Apply

To apply, please follow the link for detailed instructions.

Review of materials will begin immediately, with complete applications received by September 30, 2021, receiving full consideration.

Any offer of employment at Georgia State University is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background investigation. 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


Founded in 1913 in Atlanta, Georgia State University is the second-largest and one of four research institutions in the University System of Georgia. The University serves one-fourth of the graduate students in the university system; it is within a one-hour commute of more than one-third of the state’s population. Approximately 80 percent of all Georgia State alumni live and work in Georgia.georgia_state_university1.jpg

Georgia State’s main campus is located on 34 acres in downtown Atlanta. University centers in Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Buckhead and Henry County offer students convenient suburban locations for graduate courses in business and education.

More than 50,000 students annually attend Georgia State University. While 90 percent of the students are from Georgia, students also come from all 50 states and 160 countries. More than 1,400 international students attend Georgia State and graduate students comprise 31 percent of the student population.

georgia_state_university2.jpgThe University offers more than 52 degree programs in more than 250 fields of study – from public policy and African-American studies to biology and health sciences. Degrees are offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels through six units: the College of Arts and Sciences, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Law and Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. In addition to the numerous degree programs, Georgia State offers full- and part-time programs and day, evening and weekend classes.

Students have many choices in extracurricular activities including more than 22 fraternities and sororities; and some 250 chartered student groups, including 60 degree-related student groups, seven religious, 24 law-oriented and 22 multicultural/international groups; and 10 honor societies. There is also an active student government association which includes the student senate and the judicial board.

The Georgia State Panthers are members of the Colonial Athletic Association and compete in 16 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports, including basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, track and volleyball. The university announced in April 2008 that is will begin Division I-AA football in 2010.

The university’s innovative Touch the Earth program brings outdoor recreation ranging from backpacking, rock climbing, sailing, kayaking, rafting and water-skiing to out-of-state snow-skiing and snorkeling trips. And WRAS, Georgia State’s popular 100,000-watt radio voice, is the most powerful student-run radio station in the United States.


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