Summary Description: The Columbia University Libraries seek a creative, critical-thinking, and collaborative Research Data Librarian to lead the Libraries' efforts in data management planning, discovery and access of research data, data sharing and publication, and data visualization. In partnership with colleagues across the University, the incumbent develops and implements robust services supporting faculty, students, and staff through the research data lifecycle. Reporting to the Head, Research Data Services in the Science, Engineering, and Social Sciences Libraries Division, the Librarian is responsible for research consultations, instructional services, and providing front-line research support in-person and virtually. The incumbent supports digital scholarship initiatives and engages technologies emerging as critical to research and teaching to meet the evolving needs of faculty, students, and staff. The Librarian also participates in initiatives across the Libraries including fostering new forms of scholarly communication.The Science, Engineering, and Social Science Libraries Division collections and services directly support the research and learning activities of the departments of Anthropology, Astronomy, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Sociology, and Statistics. The Division also includes support for the Columbia Business School, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the School of Engineering, the School of International Affairs and Public Administration, the School of Journalism, and the School of Social Work. The Division also actively supports the pedagogical and applied uses of geospatial tools, statistical packages, and research data support. In addition to assistance with research data support, the Division offers guidance writing research data management plans and open access issues.As one of the world's leading research universities, Columbia University in the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a dynamic, multicultural, intellectual community. The Columbia University Libraries comprises a diverse and engaged staff committed to furthering the University's teaching and research mission through innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position.
Minimum Qualifications: - MLS or advanced degree in a related discipline - Knowledge of best data management practices and demonstrated experience creating and evaluating data management plans- Experience working with data visualization tools, software, packages and libraries- Commitment to supporting and working with diverse populations
Preferred Qualifications: - Public service experience in a research institution- Aptitude for teaching and developing instructional content and documentation in an academic environment- Experience related to data packaging, data re-use, and data encoding
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 334_66353
About Columbia University
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.