Job Posting: Bioinformationist – University of Florida
POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Assistant or Associate University Librarian
The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida (UF) seeks a creative and service-oriented Bioinformationist to enhance the Health Science Center Library’s (HSCL) existing bioinformatics and data support program, and to provide consultations, instruction, and outreach for selected basic sciences departments and graduate programs in the Health Science Center (HSC). In this year-round (12 month) tenure-track faculty position, the Bioinformationist develops and teaches courses and workshops and provides individual and group consultations related to bioinformatics, data science, and reproducible research methods. As a member of the Health Science Center Library team, the Bioinformationist provides information services in a variety of modes (in person, email, house calls), performs course-integrated instruction, and participates in the department’s teaching program. The position is responsible for special projects as assigned, including new service development and current service evaluation. The Bioinformationist is also a member of the Academic Research Consulting & Services team (ARCS), an interdisciplinary, cross-libraries partnership. The Bioinformationist works collaboratively with members of HSCL, ARCS, and clients, and will be responsive to campus bioinformatics support needs that arise.
The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Bioinformationist will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students, faculty, and staff 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, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives. The Smathers Libraries recently created a new strategic direction focused on ensuring that the Libraries are a safe, supportive and welcoming learning environment for all users and on focusing engagement efforts to diverse populations within the University and local community. The Bioinformationist will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.
The search will remain open until October 8, 2019, review of applications will begin on September 17, 2019. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.
Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.