***Please apply as directed in the description below - MUST apply through the CLIR website***
Union College is offering a two-year CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Curation for the Sciences and Social Sciences. The fellow will play a key role in Union College’s new data initiative through the assessment of cross-departmental programming, policies, and infrastructure to explore opportunities and develop best practices around research data generated and used by the Union community. Reporting to the Director of Digital Scholarship and Public Services in Schaffer Library, the fellow will work closely with Information Technology Services, the Center for Data Analytics, and Content and Digital Library Systems staff to develop workflows for the creation, use, preservation opportunities, and retrieval of large, diverse, and increasingly complex data in a variety of disciplines, especially the sciences and social sciences. The fellow will also advise faculty and student researchers on sustainable workflows and best practices to ensure the discoverability, accessibility, and reproducibility of their datasets.
The ideal candidate will have both relevant academic training and experience with content management in the sciences and social sciences, though candidates with experience with data in the humanities will also be considered. The fellow is expected to continue to develop their own research and participate in training opportunities sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) as part of the Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in social science or science fields. Other fields will be considered with commensurate data experience. Experience with content management and data use for research and teaching. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to work both collaboratively and independently in a team environment with a diverse group of individuals.
Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.
This is a full-time, two-year appointment holding library faculty status. It includes full benefits and professional development funding. Salary commensurate with experience. To find out more about this position and to apply, please visit https://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/applicants/.
Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.
Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth-oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.
Union College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous 11% retirement plan contribution and tuition remission.
Diversity at Union College
Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.
Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.