[Rdap] Position available: Engineering Information Specialist

Fosmire, Michael J. fosmire at purdue.edu
Tue Dec 19 14:02:29 EST 2017

Apologies for cross posting, we are especially looking for someone proficient in all things data, with an interest in sci-tech disciplines, to augment our team of science and engineering librarians here at Purdue...

Do you want to work in a dynamic, creative, highly supportive and collegial environment, cradled in our just-opened Wilmeth Active Learning Center integrated classroom/library building?  We are looking for an energetic, entrepreneurial tenure-track engineering librarian to help us take advantage of many opportunities for embedded information and data literacy instruction. This position will work with a team of librarians to serve the fast growing College of Engineering, which is adding over 100 new faculty and 1500 additional students per year under the university's strategic plan.

Now is a particularly interesting time, as Purdue has been developing, with Libraries participation, a university-wide data education initiative, and the College of Engineering recently announced their Data Mind initiative (https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/News/data-mind) for all incoming engineering undergraduates, for which the Libraries plan to offer "Foundations" courses on Data organization and management.  We have a newly minted course designation allowing us to offer Libraries-branded courses for the first time and develop an integrated curriculum on topics such as data and archival sciences, data visualization, systematic reviews and other specialized research methods.  This is in addition to our robust embedded information literacy program that includes integration with the first-year Introduction to Design courses in both the College of Engineering and the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, as well as many of their senior design courses, and other courses in between.

If you're looking for new challenges and opportunities to grow and explore the boundaries of what it means to be a librarian, this might be the position for you.  We are considering both early-career and experienced applicants, and Purdue offers a generous start-up package including a graduate assistant, ample benefits, a very low cost of living, and is home to engineering programs consistently ranked in the top ten in the country. Purdue University Libraries is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. If you are interested,  check out the Engineering Information Specialist position description here: https://www.lib.purdue.edu/about/employment, and, for more information, contact Megan Sapp Nelson at msn at purdue.edu<mailto:msn at purdue.edu>, chair of the search committee.

Megan Sapp Nelson
Professor of Library Sciences
Science and Engineering Data Librarian
Purdue University Libraries
WALC 3053E
Skype: megan.sappnelson

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