The Social Sciences Data and Sociology Librarian (the Librarian) reports to the Director of Research and Teaching Support and provides services for faculty, students, and staff of the University of Chicago community. The Librarian will provide reference, consultation, collection management, and instructional services to support social sciences data discovery, analysis, visualization, and management. This position provides guidance on the use of data and datasets as well as expertise in support of published data repositories such as ICPSR, and supports users requiring assistance with statistical and qualitative analysis software. The Librarian will work closely with others in the library and on campus to provide data and research support services. They will lead planning and implementation of social sciences data and data management professional development opportunities for other subject specialist librarians specific to their assigned departments and will partner with subject liaisons to assess the practices of researchers in various fields relating to data creation, use, and preservation.As the Sociology Librarian they will develop and provide reference, consultation, collection management, and instructional services for faculty and students in sociology. This position will manage collections in sociology/social sciences data resources to support the University's research and teaching missions. The successful candidate is expected to develop expertise in areas of current and emerging importance in academic libraries, such as scholarly communication, copyright, open access, and data management and preservation. In addition to sociology, a second subject assignment may be made, depending on the incumbent's experience and library needs. This position will staff the Ask a Librarian desk a few hours a week and provide email and chat reference services.Other responsibilities include service on library and university committees, and participation in professional and scholarly organizations.The successful candidate must have an MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited school of library information science or an advanced subject degree, (degrees must be completed by start date of employment); undergraduate or advanced degree or demonstrated equivalent subject experience in the social sciences; basic familiarity with one or more statistical and/or qualitative analysis software packages, for example, SAS, SPSS, Stata, R, ArcGIS, Atlas.ti, NVivo. Knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese preferred. The Search Committee will evaluate candidates' record to determine their ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, to perform complex problem solving and decision making, to plan and implement projects, and demonstrated commitment to professional development. Candidate's knowledge of data management planning and of databases and resources in social sciences, experience in public service, customer service, and teaching environments, experience using quantitative and/or qualitative social science data resources, and experience with web authoring will be evaluated.To Apply: Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and reference contact information. Applications must be submitted to https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, Requisition #03312 or via Quicklink: http://tinyurl.com/lmjzfc4Contact Shauna Babcock, Library HR, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions. Review of applications will begin May 22, 2017. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.Salary and Benefits: Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include retirement plan, insurance, and paid time off.
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