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Tallahassee, FL 32306
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    Visiting Director, Academic Health Data Library Programs (Assistant University Librarian 12 Mon...

    Inside Higher Ed
    Tallahassee, FL 32306
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Title: Visiting Director, Academic Health Data Library Programs (Assistant University Librarian 12 Month Salaried)
    Location: Tallahassee, FL
    Regular/Temporary: Regular
    Full/Part Time: Full-Time
    Job ID: 47615
    Department The Florida State University (FSU) Libraries seek a director, academic health data library programs to establish a suite of library services as part of FSU's Health Big Data (HBD) initiative (

    This new position offers an exciting opportunity to support an innovative and groundbreaking initiative in the health sciences field, which is to support large scale data intensive research projects in the health sciences. This position will represent the libraries and participate in a wide range of services and professional responsibilities in a dynamic academic environment with a wide range of stakeholders. Directing the work of the Academic Health Data (AHD) librarian and the (AHD) technologist, the director will work closely with data librarians, colleagues in the College of Medicine, the HBD steering committee, the university's Information Technology Services group, and faculty and staff across campus.
    Bringing a passion for data and a deep understanding of the research data lifecycle to this position will help you establish and coordinate the libraries' efforts in developing, providing, and assessing services and programs in support of the HBD project goals. As a relationship builder you will have working relationships with the IRB office, FSU Information Privacy and Security Office, General Counsel, and Office of Research to develop procedures and best practices involving management, security, and storage of clinical, behavioral, and life sciences data.

    The HBD project requires dedicated support by the libraries to advance the projects proposed in relation to this broader initiative. Working with the larger HBD team you will develop opportunities to promote library data consulting and instruction services and develop new library services for HBD communities of interest.

    Reporting through the Research and Learning Services division of the libraries, this new position is a great opportunity to work with a dedicated and academic health data focused team to set up new services, push boundaries, and expand the data capabilities and data literacy of FSU's research community.Equal Employment Opportunity An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

    FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:

    The Florida State University Libraries define diversity as the sum of the ways that people are both alike and different. We are committed to embracing the full spectrum of human and social identities. We strive to create and maintain an inclusive environment in which all individuals are treated fairly, respectfully, and valued for their distinctive skills, experiences, and perspectives to maximize the potential of all libraries employees and the communities with whom we interact.Responsibilities Provides connections between library services like consultations, training, and outreach relating to the research data lifecycle and HBD communities of interest.

    Works with faculty, graduate, and post-doctoral students, academic and administrative units, and research centers to develop best practices to better manage, describe, archive, preserve, and make available university health research data, including writing and successfully implementing data management plans and assuring reproducibility throughout the data and analysis process.

    Works closely with AHD team, data librarians in Social Sciences and STEM, the libraries' Digital Research & Scholarship team, the College of Medicine libraries, other library divisions, and with campus partners to plan, implement, and evaluate sustainable services for data-intensive health research across the university.

    Participates in campus initiatives, committees, and task forces related to HBD data management, access, and storage, reproducibility and in developing services for data management as part of the campus research community.

    Monitors developments in health data standards and best practices and participates in discussions regarding cooperative data curation and data lifecycle management activities and services.

    Collaborates with colleagues in planning and delivering workshops and training related to the research data lifecycle, especially for HBD communities.Qualifications Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or a graduate degree in a related field such as health informatics, data science, health sciences, or statistics.

    Experience with research-related data responsibilities in an academic or research environment.

    Experience with funders' or publishers' requirements for research data management and sharing.

    Knowledge of current trends in data services, including the discovery and use of open data sets.

    Demonstrated ability to establish strong rapport with multiple constituencies in order to effectively collaborate and build partnerships inside and outside of the library and university.

    Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.

    Demonstrated record of designing projects, working in teams, and bringing them to conclusion.Preferred Experience with establishing and promoting innovative services in a R1 research institution.

    A second advanced degree in fields such as health informatics, data science, health sciences, or statistics.

    An entrepreneurial, positive, collaborative, and creative attitude.

    Experience and/or training in principles of data science, big data, and/or HIPAA compliant health data

    Experience in providing data analysis and data research support for clinical, behavioral, and/or life sciences

    Aptitude for teaching and developing instructional content and documentation in an academic environment

    Experience related to data management, security, privacy, storage, preservation, and/or curationContact Info Sarah Miller, Staff Services Specialist
    semiller@fsu.eduUniversity Information The Florida State University Libraries provide collections and services to enhance the learning, teaching, research, and service activities of the University. The Libraries' collections include over 4 million titles and offer access to more than 1,064 databases and 120,000 electronic journals, supplemented by a robust interlibrary loan program, including the statewide UBorrow system which includes over 15 million books from all 40 state university and college libraries. The Library Express Delivery Service delivers books and articles to faculty and graduate students on a daily basis. With almost 2 million visitors each year, Strozier Library, FSU's largest library, is open 134 hours each week, providing around-the-clock research assistance and other services like free academic tutoring and a rich array of academic support throughout the day and late into the night.

    As a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the FSU Libraries rank among the largest research libraries in North America. The Libraries also belong to the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Florida Virtual Campus/Florida Academic Library Service Cooperative, and are the designated Florida service hub for the Digital Public Library of America. Florida State University is located in beautiful Tallahassee, Florida's capital city, a growing, diverse community with a population of more than 357,000. The University's location affords students and faculty opportunities for interaction with state and federal agencies for internships, research, and part-time employment, as well as a myriad of social, cultural, and recreational activities. The main campus is located on 476 acres in Tallahassee with other facilities throughout Florida as well as locations overseas.

    Founded in 1851, FSU is a public, fully accredited, graduate-research university offering more than 300 academic and professional degrees in programs ranging from Business and Physics to Music and Creative Writing. Florida State University provides extraordinary opportunities for undergraduate students to build a strong foundation in their chosen fields; to study abroad; to engage in service activities; benefit from world class library and technical facilities; participate in extensive intramural and recreational events; and interact with some of the finest students and faculty in the nation in a distinctive, welcoming environment. The University instills the strength, skill, and character essential for lifelong learning, personal responsibility, and achievementAnticipated Salary Range Salary commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.

    Excellent benefits. Professional development funding is provided, mentoring, and the opportunity to work on cross-functional teams and faculty committees.Pay Plan This is a Faculty position.Criminal Background Check This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.How To Apply If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

    Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.Faculty Information This is a non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian.Tobacco Free Campus Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.
    Posting ID: 567251248Posted: 2020-08-09