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Department Head, Data & Visualization Services

Department Head, Data & Visualization Services

NC State University Libraries Job Location: North Carolina Apply By: Open until filled Date Created: 04-28-2021

The NC State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Department Head, Data & Visualization Services.

The Data & Visualization Services (DVS) department (six librarians and several graduate student Data Science Consultants) helps NC State students, faculty, and staff develop critical data literacy, data analysis, and visualization skills through expert consultations, course-related instruction, workshops, and access to specialized computing resources and software. Department staff provide support for a wide range of data- and visualization-related services, including finding and using datasets, data cleaning and manipulation, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, geospatial analysis and mapping, visualization design, and related software. The department manages two service locations, the Hunt Library Dataspace and the Hill Library Data Experience Lab. These community-oriented spaces offer specialized computing, data-focused workshops and events, and a Data Science Consulting service staffed by graduate students with expertise in areas such as statistical programming, machine learning, and data analysis. 


The Data & Visualization Services Department was formed in 2018 and has rapidly expanded its service portfolio in response to growing demand for services from the NC State community. As the university and the Libraries enter the next Strategic Planning cycle, the Department Head, Data & Visualization Services will lead DVS into its next phase of maturity. The Department Head sets departmental goals and objectives, develops proactive services for evolving student and faculty needs, liaises with NC State’s Data Science Academy, and engages in partnerships and initiatives at the university and beyond to support data science and data literacy. As department head, they work closely with colleagues throughout the Libraries, participate in library planning, and serve on Management Council and other library-wide committees, task forces, and teams. Librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Review of applications is underway; position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. The Libraries will be flexible during this time and will conduct most or all of this search remotely. See vacancy announcement with application instructions at https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/jobs/ehra/department-head-data-visualization-services. AA/OEO. NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. For ADA accommodations, please call (919) 515-3148.

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