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    Matthew K. Gold
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    ———- Forwarded message ———
    From: Carrie Pirmann <cmp016@bucknell.edu>
    Date: Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 10:49 AM
    Subject: [DHSI] Job Posting: Data Services Specialist – Bucknell University
    To: <institute@lists.uvic.ca>

    Bucknell University seeks to hire a Data Services Specialist within Library
    & Information Technology (L&IT). Reporting to and working closely with the
    Director of Research Services and Information Literacy, the Data Services
    Specialist provides comprehensive data services in support of the
    University’s teaching, learning, and research needs. In this newly created
    position, the Data Services Specialist will be responsible for designing
    services and programs to support research data management and data
    literacy, as well as developing policies and procedures for data curation,
    sharing, and reuse at Bucknell. As part of the Research Services team, this
    position will provide instructional and research support for students,
    faculty, and staff, working closely with data-intensive courses,
    assignments, and research projects across the disciplines. Additionally,
    this position will work closely with the Director of Digital Pedagogy and
    Scholarship to help support Library & IT’s robust programs in GIS and
    digital scholarship across the University. We seek candidates who embrace
    flexibility and a willingness to expand or shift their range of
    responsibilities to meet evolving campus needs.

    This is a full time, 12-month, exempt, benefits eligible position. To view
    the full posting and apply, please visit:
    http://careers.bucknell.edu/cw/en-us/job/496207/data-services-specialist

    Job Duties:
    – Partners with students, faculty, and academic staff to support
    data-intensive courses, assignments, and research projects across the
    university
    – Provides support for use of statistical software packages, such as: SPSS,
    Stata, R, SAS, Nvivo
    – Designs services and programs to support data literacy for undergraduate
    students
    – Designs services and programs to support research data management across
    disciplines
    – Consults with faculty and other campus partners on the development of
    data management plans for grant applications
    – Works with appropriate university constituents to develop policies and
    procedures for data curation, sharing, and reuse at Bucknell
    – Performs outreach to increase awareness of data services and resources
    provided by the library
    – Possibility of liaison duties with one or more academic departments,
    based on experience and institutional needs

    Minimum Qualifications:
    – Master’s degree plus two (2) years of experience OR bachelor’s degree
    plus 5 years of experience in data analysis, data management, and/or data
    curation
    – Demonstrated experience with one or more statistical software packages,
    such as: SPSS, Stata, R, SAS, Nvivo
    – Ability to provide reference and instruction services across disciplines
    – Understanding of trends in data management throughout the research
    lifecycle, including creation, analysis, preservation, access, and reuse of
    research data
    – Demonstrated experience with writing and implementing data management
    plans
    – Knowledge of federal, open, and proprietary data resources
    – Flexibility and willingness to expand or shift range of responsibilities
    to meet evolving campus needs
    – Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability
    to work both independently and collaboratively with other Library & IT
    staff, students, faculty, and staff
    – We seek a candidate whose experience and expertise will contribute to
    Bucknell’s commitment to diversity and inclusion

    Preferred Qualifications:
    – Strong interest in working with undergraduate students
    – Familiarity with GIS-related software, such as: ArcGIS or QGIS


    Carrie Pirmann
    Social Sciences Librarian
    Bucknell University
    107D Bertrand Library
    carrie.pirmann@bucknell.edu
    (570) 577-1068

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