The Dartmouth College Library seeks a creative, collaborative, service oriented individual to join its dynamic Research & Instruction Services department in a newly created position focused on data and visualization services and support within the curriculum. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in emerging trends, tools, technologies, and practices supporting data and visualization in the social sciences. This expertise should combine with a solid appreciation for how data and visualization services fit into the library’s and the institution’s developing initiatives.
Reporting to the Head of Research & Instruction Services, the Data & Visualization Librarian provides leadership and expertise in the development and management of data and visualization information resources and services, as pertains to the curricular needs of the institution. In collaboration with colleagues within the Library, Research Computing, and other College centers, the Data and Visualization Librarian supports the development and manifestation of digital scholarship within the institution. As a member of Research & Instruction Services in Baker-Berry Library, the Data and Visualization Librarian provides liaison and collections support to one or more social science departments in the College. The successful candidate will work collaboratively in the development and management of a Digital Scholarship Center at Dartmouth.
- Knowledge of primary quantitative and qualitative software tools utilized in the social sciences.
- Knowledge of visualization tools and software as well as major qualitative software packages used in the social sciences.
- Experience with at least one object oriented language (such as C++, Java, Python, R) and experience using, teaching, and evaluating data visualization software.
- Strong research skills in the humanities and social sciences, including demonstrated experience and enthusiasm in providing instructional services.
Rank & Salary
The position is part of the Dartmouth College Library Classification System of Professional Ranks. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Full benefits package including 22 vacation days; comprehensive health care; retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; and relocation assistance.
Founded in 1769 and located in scenic Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth is a private, four-year, coeducational undergraduate college with graduate schools of business, engineering and medicine and 16 graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Dartmouth’s mission is to educate the most promising students and to prepare them for a lifetime of learning and of responsible leadership, through a faculty dedicated to teaching and the creation of knowledge. At the heart of Dartmouth College is one of the oldest research libraries in the United States. Nine libraries distributed across various academic centers, house the 3 million volume collection and provide access to a rich array of digital resources supported by a technically robust network environment. The Library’s mission is to foster intellectual growth and advance the teaching and research missions of the College by supporting excellence and innovation in education and research, managing and delivering scholarly content, and partnering in the development and dissemination of new scholarship.
Review of applications will begin as of May 4, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. For the complete job description and to apply online go to: http://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/29789
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.