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Data Management Education Specialist

Data Management Education Specialist

Iowa State University Job Location: Iowa Apply By: 02/03/2020 Date Created: 01-08-2020

Required Minimum Quals:

Master's degree and related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to effectively teach data management theory and skills to a broad range of learners with different backgrounds and skill levels. Demonstrated proficiency in computer languages, such as R or Python, to manage data (i.e. actions such as cleaning/wrangling/normalization, etc.). Past statistics coursework, certification in data science, or similar experience. Familiarity with inclusive instructional practices, such as creating accessible content for both face-to-face and online instruction.

Job Description:

The Iowa State University Library seeks nominations and applications for the position of Data Management Education Specialist. This position is based in the University Library’s Research Data Services Unit which promotes, supports, and educates on the topics of data management, data sharing, and open research practices.

The Data Management Education Specialist will develop and extend the Library's role in providing education services on the topics of data management, data sharing, computational reproducibility, and open research practices. This position is expected to collaborate and coordinate with individuals from within the library (data services librarian, liaison librarians, etc.) and with members of the broader campus community including graduate students, faculty, and staff members in order to seek and create education and community building opportunities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee, coordinate, and develop new education opportunities on the related topics of data management, data sharing, computational reproducibility, and open research practices.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders (such as other librarians, lab managers, faculty, etc.) to design and modify materials and lessons to meet specific audience skill levels and goals.
  • Create and maintain Open Educational Resources (OER) through guides and other media to supplement and scale data education and training services.
  • Participate in the activities of the Collection and Technical Services Division and contributes significantly to the planning, development, and assessment of the Research Data Service’s Unit.
  • Assist with other unit activities such assisting researchers with preparing data for publication, outreach activities, and other duties as assigned.

The minimum qualifications listed are to be considered for the Librarian I classification. To be considered for the Librarian II classification are as follows: Master's degree and 3 years of related experience.

Additional information

The University library would like to remind applicants that not all preferred qualifications need to be met to be a successful candidate.

ISU students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. Library staff must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives.

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