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Digital Technologies Instructor and Developer

Company: Montana State University, Inc
Location: Bozeman
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

The Digital Technologies Instructor and Developer (DTID) is a non-tenure track faculty member who teaches credited undergraduate Informatics courses for the MSU Library and works as an active member of a service-oriented team that advances digital library initiatives via software development and data analysis. The DTID teaches credited undergraduate courses including Informatics (LSCI 111), Data Modeling and Database Design (LSCI 410), and Service Design (LSCI 235). The DTID also assists with creation and maintenance of a diverse portfolio of digital products and services that foster new forms of scholarship and provide users with enhanced digital library access. The DTID creates strategies and provides technical guidance for integrating MSU Library's digital collections into classroom environments, research initiatives, and the community. Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting, and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Duties and Responsibilities

Teach credited Informatics courses for undergraduates for the MSU Library. Develop courses for the Informatics curriculum. Collaborate with other members of the Informatics faculty in developing and guiding curriculum. Support teaching and outreach activities that bring MSU Library's digital collections into learning environments, research endeavors, and community spaces. Develop and support digital initiatives with a specific focus on database design, development, and maintenance; data mining; and data visualization. Enhance the discoverability, usability, accessibility, and searchability of MSU Library's digital collections. Support digital activities which aim to meet the objectives of the Library's Strategic Plan such as increased access to Open Education Resources and useful, dynamic, and accessible digital spaces.

Required Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

A master's degree in library and information science, or computer science, or related field Experience teaching credited instruction in information science, computer science, and/or library science for undergraduate students. Demonstrated familiarity with digital scholarship methods such as database design, development, and maintenance; data mining; and data visualization. Demonstrated experience planning and managing collaborative projects with a diverse group of participants. Demonstrated experience with programming languages, stylesheet languages, database design, and database query languages including Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Java. Demonstrated experience working with and engaging diverse students and colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

Experience working as a graduate assistant and/or co-instructor in undergraduate instruction. Experience with digital initiatives development and maintenance in an academic or research library. Knowledge of user-centered design and data-informed decision-making. Knowledge of trends and best practices in developing and supporting digital technology to advance teaching, learning, research, and scholarship.

The Successful Candidate Will

Have an interest in open source and open data culture. Have excellent communication skills, especially when discussing technical work with non-technical people. Have a strong interest in supporting the land grant mission of MSU and outreach to academic units and citizens of Montana. Foster an environment that is committed to helping students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds succeed.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The Program

The Department Digital Library Initiatives (DLI) is a forward-thinking and constructively critical team that provides engaged and expert guidance as consultants, collaborators, and leaders with regard to hardware, software, systems infrastructure, information architecture, digitization, database design, digital scholarship, and much more.

The College The MSU Library supports and advances teaching, learning, and research for Montana State University (MSU) and the people of Montana, by providing access to information and knowledge. We are a dynamic, adaptive, and responsive research library. We aspire to build innovative digital and physical spaces where our diverse communities can access and apply information to grow intellectually, build meaningful collaborations, communicate ideas, and envision a better future for Montana and beyond. Conveniently located in the center of campus, the MSU Library has a full range of library collections and services for students and faculty, including over 140 public computer workstations, printers, scanners, technology-rich group study rooms, and quiet study areas. Knowledgeable and friendly professional librarians and staff provide assistance using the collections, access to online information resources, and instruction for individuals and groups. The MSU Library's collections support teaching, learning and research at MSU, with particular emphasis in the fields of agriculture, science, health, and technology. The Library holds special collections in the areas of Montana agriculture and ranching, Yellowstone National Park and its ecosystem, Montana history, and trout and salmonid fish. A wealth of information is available around the clock both on and off campus via the Library's website, including the online catalog, electronic indexes and databases, and many full-text E-journals and E-books. Personalized one-on-one research assistance is available to students on a drop-in basis at the research center desk, or online via E-mail or chat.

Keywords: Montana State University, Inc, Bozeman , Digital Technologies Instructor and Developer, Other , Bozeman, Montana

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