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Job Description

The Mississippi State University Libraries seeks an innovative colleague to join us as the Data Science Coordinator.  The successful candidate will collaborate with subject specialists within the library to develop and promote data services.  Equally important will be the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff in support of data services in both teaching and research.  This is a full-time, tenure track position (Assistant/Associate/Full) that reports to the Associate Dean of Research, Teaching, and Engagement.

Mississippi State University is a research intensive, land-grant university with a student body of over 23,000 students.  For the fourth year in a row, Mississippi State University has earned recognition as a “Great College to Work For” from the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Primary Responsibilities:

The Data Science Coordinator will work across the libraries to advance the use of data in teaching and research.  Responsibilities will include:

  • Assist university faculty, staff, and students in the use of data science and/or data analytics software;
  • Support researchers in finding, evaluating, and analyzing data;
  • Work as an embedded partner within the newly formed Data Science undergraduate curriculum;
  • Provide individual and small group consultations and instruction on the effective and ethical use of data;
  • Develop workshops, tutorials, and guides to support the data sciences mission of the library and the university;
  • Collaborate with other library faculty and staff in serving the research and instructional needs of the MSU community.

This position serves as a member of the library faculty (12-month, tenure track), holds faculty rank, and is expected to participate in teaching, research, and service as outlined in the Libraries’ promotion and tenure document.  Rank will be dependent upon the qualifications of the candidate, with a minimum rank of Assistant Professor.

Minimum Qualifications

  • ALA accredited Master’s in Library Science or a master’s degree or higher in a relevant field
  • Ability to support the research needs of a diverse university community
  • Ability to work with large data sets using Stata, SAS, SPSS, R, SQL, or other similar tools
  • Familiarity with data science methods and concepts
  • Ability to deliver effective presentations and instruction related to data science and related research topics
  • Ability to work effectively within a culturally diverse environment
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Second master’s or other relevant certifications
  • Proficiency with Python
  • Experience working with data management plans

Additional Information

Job Information:
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population. What do I do if I need an accommodation? In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Mississippi State University, please contact the Department of Human Resources Management at tel: (662) 325-3713 or If you have any questions regarding this policy, contact the Department of Human Resources Management at (662) 325-3713 or Upon request, sections of this job listing are available in large print, and readers are available to assist the visually impaired.
Compensation Information:
Compensation dependent on qualifications and rank.

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