ASU Library is recruiting a Research Data Curator to join a
newly formed unit dedicated to open science and scholarly
communication within the Engagement and Learning Services
Directorate and who will report to the unit head. As a new position
within this new unit, this is a great opportunity for an early
career professional interested in developing skills and expertise
in this area and contributing to the planning and growth of this
team. They will collaborate with other team members, along with
internal stakeholders across the library, to develop a program of
engagement, outreach, and support for the ASU research
The Research Data Curator develops and manages research data
publication workflows and provides guidance and support for
curating, describing, publishing, sharing and archiving research
datasets. They develop and maintain relationships with ASU
researchers from multiple disciplines who are preparing to publish
and share their research data and related scholarly outputs through
the ASU’s Research Data Repository and KEEP institutional
repository. They are responsible for performing quality assurance
on the metadata associated with research data.
This position is committed to curating and stewarding data to
FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Inter-operable, and Reusable)
principles and CARE standards (Collective Benefit, Authority to
Control, Responsibility, Ethics) and intentionally develops an
intimate knowledge of Indigenous data sovereignty work in academia.
They will cultivate the cultural fluency to engage Indigenous
researchers and Indigenous stakeholders on Indigenous-driven data
support. Additionally, the Research Data Curator may liaise with
stakeholders outside of academia including but not limited to
Tribal governments and cultural heritage keepers.
The Research Data Curator fulfills the responsibilities expected
of Academic Professionals, including position effectiveness,
professional contributions, service, and collaboration and
partnership. New graduates and new-to-research data curation
librarians are encouraged to apply. On-the-job training and career
mentorship in research data librarianship is provided and
encouraged. Preferred qualifications are not required for
consideration for this position.
The ASU Library is a center of energy, imagination, and
innovation with nine library facilities across four ASU campus
locations. We provide students and faculty access to millions of
information resources, world-class collections, outstanding study
spaces, advanced data centers, and a suite of makerspaces and
creative services. ASU Library strongly supports student success
and is a critical partner in realizing the New American
University’s mission of access, excellence, and impact. Success at
ASU is measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we
include and how they succeed.
- Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in Library and
- Experience and/or familiarity with data management, curation,
and sharing topics.
- A statement in your cover letter addressing how your past
and/or potential contributions to social justice, diversity,
equity, and/or inclusion will advance ASU Library’s commitment to
- Demonstrated cultural fluency skills to engage and support
researchers of varied and diverse backgrounds and cultures, with an
emphasis on Indigenous researchers.
- Experience providing research data management consultation and
- Experience with data stewardship practices and procedures, such
as CARE (Collective Benefit, Authority to Control, Responsibility,
Ethics for Indigenous Data Governance) and FAIR (Findable,
Accessible, Inter-operable, and Reusable) principles.
- Knowledge of Indigenous data sovereignty work, both within and
outside of academia.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Indigenous research
methods and methodologies.
- Experience with Dataverse, Mukurtu, or similar research data
- Experience managing and evaluating small to moderate projects
or major project tasks to provide and improve services.
Salary and Rank: This is a continuing
appointment track Academic Professional position;
Assistant/Associate Librarian and salary dependent upon experience.
Early career professionals are encouraged to apply.
Application Procedures: This is a paperless
search; only electronic materials will be accepted. To apply,
please submit electronically to the following http://apply.interfolio.com/106957: A
cover letter including a diversity statement, comprehensive vita or
resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of
3 recent professional references. No paper applications,
faxes or emails will be accepted.
The applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file
name. Questions about the position should be directed to the search
committee chair at: Anali.Perry@asu.edu. Application deadline
is, July 6, 2022. Applications will continue to be
accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the
reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were
received until position is filled.
Other Information: Hiring is contingent upon
eligibility to work in the United States. For more information
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