|GIS & DATA LIBRARIAN|
Company: Union College
Location: Schenectady, NY
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 09/11/2021
Expire Date: 10/25/2021
Job Categories: Education, Healthcare, Other, Human Resources, Information Technology, Insurance, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration, Research & Development
GIS & DATA LIBRARIAN|
Job no: 492902
Schaffer Library at Union College seeks a Data & GIS Librarian to provide expertise in the areas of data and geospatial methods, supporting students, faculty, and staff in the discovery, creation, visualization, and dissemination of a wide variety of research data. As a member of Research Services, the Librarian will join a team dedicated to the full spectrum of student and faculty research, bringing a unique data perspective to broader instruction, research services, and digital scholarship programs.
The Librarian will work closely with library and campus partners to support and advise faculty and student researchers on emerging data trends, sustainable workflows, and best practices to ensure the discoverability, accessibility, and reproducibility of their datasets and mapping projects.
As data methods and research continues to grow on campus, the Data & GIS Librarian will apply data and geospatial expertise to provide project consultations, teach workshops and course sections, and partner with faculty to support and teach essential data methods and research skills. The Librarian will also devise innovative programming to build and support critical data literacy in disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences using open data and resources in Union College’s collections.
As a member of the general faculty of Union College, the Data & GIS Librarian will also be expected to pursue a focused program of professional development, scholarly activity, and service.
We offer exceptional benefits including, but not limited to the following:
Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.
Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth-oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.
Diversity at Union College
Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.
Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.