Montana State University Digital Technologies Developer in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 19013

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Robin Francis 406-994-4997 robin@montana.edu

Classification Title Instructor

Working Title Digital Technologies Developer

Brief Position Overview

The Digital Technologies Developer (DTD) works as an active member of a service-oriented team that advances digital library initiatives via software development and data analysis. The DTD 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 DTD creates strategies and provides technical guidance for integrating MSU Library’s digital collections into classroom environments, research initiatives, and the community.

Faculty Tenure Track No

Faculty Rank Non-Tenure Track

Position Number 4B2347

Department Library

Division Library

Appointment Type Non-Tenure Track

Contract Term Fiscal Year

Semester

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Union Affiliation AFMSU

FTE 1.0 FTE

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary $47,000 annually, commensurate with experience, education and qualifications.

Contract Type LOA

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The Digital Technologies Developer (DTD) works as an active member of a service-oriented team that advances digital library initiatives via software development and data analysis. The DTD 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 DTD 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

  • Develop and support digital initiatives with a specific focus on repository development, data mining, and data visualization.

  • Support teaching and outreach activities that bring MSU Library’s digital collections into learning environments, research endeavors, and community spaces.

  • Support machine learning and computational analysis of Library collections.

  • Enhance the discoverability, 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.

  • Coordinate the activities of the Data Infrastructure and Scholarly Communication (DISC) group (www.montana.edu/disc).

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • A master’s degree in library and information science or computer science, or master’s degree in another field with extensive experience relevant to this position.

  • Demonstrated familiarity with digital scholarship methods such as 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 with digital initiatives development and maintenance in an academic or research library, including repository software development.

  • Knowledge of user-centered design, data-informed decision-making, and Semantic Web technologies.

  • 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

The position for which you have applied MAY BE a Union position. Union affiliation is determined by job duties and the collective bargaining unit.

  • Non-Tenure Track Faculty – Any position that is .5 FTE or more is represented by the Associated Faculty of Montana State University (AFMSU). Faculty covered by AFMSU must begin paying either membership dues or representation fees within thirty (30) days of hire. This is a condition of employment. Additional information can be found at AFMSU or by emailing AFSMU .

  • Any position less than .5 FTE is not represented by the Union and is not required to pay dues.

  • If the FTE changes during employment, the representational status of this position could be impacted.

  • Exceptions: Anyone having successfully completed a PEI exam or any faculty working in Extension are exempt from the Union

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.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date January 1, 2019

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on September 27, 2018; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Screening of applications will begin on September 27, 2018; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Diversity Statement

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.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; recruitment@montana.edu .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: www2.montana.edu/policy/affirmative_action/ .