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Assistant/Associate Professor, Data Services Coordinator, University Libraries

University of Nevada, Reno
Nevada, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 18, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant/Associate Professor, Data Services Coordinator, University Libraries

University of Nevada, Reno - Main Campus

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact our recruitment helpline at (775) 784-1495 or For UNR Med professional job postings, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778.

Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno seeks a collaborative and user-centered Assistant/Associate Professor, Data Services Coordinator. This newly envisioned tenure-track position will lead the University Libraries' Research Data Services initiative, working to develop interdisciplinary services in data analysis and visualization, and expand upon existing efforts in GIS, data management, and data literacy instruction. The Data Services Coordinator will collaborate with library colleagues, teaching and research faculty, and students from across campus. This position will report to the Head of the DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library.

This position emphasizes engaging instruction, in-depth research support for both faculty and students, and active engagement in campus outreach activities to promote the Libraries and build partnerships. The Libraries values excellent oral and written communication skills, a strong service orientation, a collaborative approach to meeting user needs, and above all, a willingness to experiment with new methods and technologies. This is a tenure-track faculty position that requires scholarly activity and publication, and service on professional and university committees. More information about the University Libraries' expectations related to faculty rank and tenure can be found in the Bylaws of the University Libraries at UNR.

The ideal candidate will:
  • Contribute to assessing campus needs and developing data services and educational opportunities to support researchers at all levels.
  • Provide faculty and student consultations and workshops.
  • Proactively collaborate with faculty to meet teaching and research objectives and support interdisciplinary initiatives across academic units that require expertise in data literacy and services.
  • Collaborate with library colleagues, particularly subject librarians and others working on data- intensive projects and initiatives.
  • Maintain familiarity with recent trends in data services in academic libraries.
  • Work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse communities and cultures.
  • Participate in outreach, assessment, and instructional initiatives in the DeLaMare Library.
  • Actively engage in professional development, scholarship, and service in areas of relevant expertise in order to meet expectations for tenure and promotion.

Required Qualifications
  • A terminal degree in a data-intensive discipline (e.g., math, psychology, sociology, information studies) or an ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent
  • One year of experience in an instruction setting or a library
  • Experience with one or more statistical or computational tools (e.g., R, SPSS, Stata, Python, GIS)
  • Desire and willingness to further develop skills on the job through a variety of professional development opportunities
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with one or more data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, PowerBI)
  • Background in and/or familiarity with sources, issues, and trends in data services
  • Experience collaborating with faculty and researchers
  • Experience planning and delivering innovative services or providing data literacy instruction
  • Familiarity with data management requirements of funding agencies.

Salary & Benefits

Salary minimum is $65,000. This is a full-time, tenure track faculty position. Appointment may be at the level of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, depending on experience, record of scholarship, service and achievement. Competitive benefits package includes 24 vacation days plus state and federal holidays per year and tuition benefits for self and family. No state income tax. To view the salary schedule for this position, please visit: Salary Schedules

Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program

About the University Libraries

The University Libraries has been a cornerstone of the University since it was founded in 1874. Today it encompasses a blend of cutting-edge research facilities and services, including the state-of-the-art Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center (main library), Special Collections and University Archives, DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library, Jon Bilbao Basque Library, and @One Digital Media and Technology Center. The University Libraries fulfills its mission to further intellectual inquiry and innovation; partner with students and faculty in the creation of new knowledge; and foster excellence in education through providing access to scholarly resources, active learning environments, contemporary technology, and knowledgeable assistance, all with an underlying core focus on diversity and inclusion.


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at

Attach the following attachments to your application

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three Professional References

4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

Full Consideration

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately with an initial review of applications starting February 10, 2022.

Posting Close Time

This posting will close at 12:00 am on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 pm the day prior. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

University of Nevada, Reno

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Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.
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