Job: Informatics Librarian

General Information
Position:
Informatics Librarian

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
$56,362 minimum salary at the Assistant University Librarian rank; $65,190 minimum salary at the Associate University Librarian rank; Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials

Job Category:
Other

ALA:
Position DOES NOT require a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.

Description:

SALARY:                    $56,362 minimum salary at the Assistant University Librarian rank
                                   $65,190 minimum salary at the Associate University Librarian rank
                            Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials
JOB SUMMARY
The George A. Smathers Libraries seek a creative, collaborative, and services-oriented candidate to enhance research support in the area of Informatics. This position works with library colleagues, researchers, and educators from throughout the University of Florida community to create, identify, and evaluate learning resources in the areas of informatics and data science; provide expert consultation services, advocate for the role of the Smathers Libraries in supporting related education and research; and build effective, inclusive, collaborations across the campus community.
 
The Informatics Librarian is a year-round (12 month) tenure-track faculty position in the Academic Research Consulting and Services (ARCS) department.  As a member of the ARCS department, the Informatics Librarian collaborates with existing specialists who provide expertise in bioinformatics analysis, data management, rigor and reproducibility, systematic reviews, artificial intelligence, and related areas (http://arcs.uflib.ufl.edu/). ARCS is strategically expanding its support to informatics, semantic web technologies, and data science education, research, and outreach, with this position formally liaising to the University of Florida’s Informatics Institute, and related departments and programs across campus. This position sets a foundation in all types of informatics for UF students from all majors, and faculty and staff interested in incorporating informatics technology and techniques to their discipline-specific teaching and research.
 
The library encourages team member participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Informatics Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society, the libraries are actively seeking candidates who bring culturally rich lived experiences to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and perspectives. The Informatics Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet criteria for tenure and promotion.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Creates and develops strategies for an informatics support program in the Libraries based on an understanding of client needs; cultivates this program into a national leader in library-based informatics support services.
  • Provides informatics research support and develops data literacy resource instruction and training, consultation, and other related services.
  • Provides expertise on a range of databases, repositories, and tools; directs clients to tools and computing resources.
  • Provides expertise related to data science, statistics, semantic web technologies, data visualization, etc. as well as data support services for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Delivers engaging and effective instruction in a variety of modes and venues that might include face-to-face, online, one-on-one, workshop, guest lecture, and credit-bearing course.
  • Identifies, evaluates, and/or creates effective materials for self-directed learning in informatics.
  • Serves as the primary library liaison to the UF Informatics Institute (https://informatics.research.ufl.edu/), and other related departments and programs. Liaison services include consultation, collection development, and other client-centered services as identified.
  • Actively engages in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, supports diverse communities, and creates a welcoming environment for all
  • Participates as an active member of the ARCS department and the Health Science Center Libraries (HSCL) tenure home, including projects, planning, policy formation, and decision-making.
  • Connects with related units across campus to provide services and resources.
  • Performs scholarly research and provides service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with HSCL tenure and promotion criteria.

 


Education:

 

Research indicates that applicants from underrepresented groups are hesitant to apply for positions if they do not meet all the required and preferred qualifications. We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleague develop the preferred skills. Additionally, applicants are encouraged to communicate how their work and other experiences satisfy the required qualifications in ways that may not be obvious.

 

Required:

  • Master’s degree or above in a field focused on informatics, information science or data sciences or focused post-graduate certification and Master’s degree (e.g., AMIA certification and Master’s degree)
  • For appointment at the Associate rank, eight years of relevant experience
  • Proficiency in analysis of data, including knowledge or experience in methodologies for semantic web technologies and tools (e.g., ontologies, linked data, web ontology language, and resource description framework)
  • Proficiency in one or more computer languages (e.g., R, SQL, Python, C++, Unix) and tools used in data and statistical analysis
  • Strong commitment to user-focused service
  • Knowledge of trends and issues related to data science, semantic web technologies, and all types of informatics
  • Experience in teaching, training, and/or instruction
  • Effective communication skills including presentation and writing skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Record of including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in research, teaching, service, and other work
  • Initiative, flexibility, and the ability to adapt to a complex, rapidly changing academic environment
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with faculty, students, staff, administrators, and the general public within a culturally-diverse user community
  • Strong potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion outlined in the departmental by-laws

 

Preferred:

  • Professional experience working in an academic research library
  • Experience in creating, promoting and executing new programs or services
  • Demonstrated knowledge of or enthusiasm for the integration of new technologies into the delivery of information services
  • Experience with and/or demonstrated enthusiasm for adult learning and instruction

Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
09-21-2021

Application deadline:
11-03-2021

Apply at:
https://hr.uflib.ufl.edu/prospective-employees/current-openings/vacant-faculty-positions/

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Health Science Center Library

Job Location:
Central Florida

Address:
1545 W University Avenue

City:
Gainesville

Zip:
32611

County:
Alachua


Institution Information
Institution Name :
University of Florida, George A Smathers Libraries

Address:
1545 W University Avenue

City:
Gainesville

State:
FL

Zip:
32611

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Joseph Piazza

Contact Email:
jpiazza@ufl.edu

Contact Phone:
3522732601

Contact Fax:

How to apply

 

To apply, submit

  • a cover letter detailing your interest in, and qualifications for this position
  • your current resume or CV
  • a list of three references including their contact information (telephone number and email address)
  • a written statement, no more than one page, on how your skills could benefit informatics across multiple disciplines

 
Apply by November 3, 2021 (applications will be reviewed as received). Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at Requisition 82460. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please contact Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

 


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