Data Visualization and GIS Specialist, UNLV University Libraries [R0129811]

at UNLV University Libraries (view profile)
Published March 29, 2022
Location Las Vegas, NV
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Minimum Compensation in Local Currency 50000
Hourly or Salary? Salary

Description

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for the Data Visualization and GIS Specialist, University Libraries [R0129811]

 

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV   is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.

 

Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.

 

For more information, visit us on line at:  http://www.unlv.edu

 

COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.

 

PROFILE of the UNLV UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

As a strong partner in research and student learning, UNLV Libraries fosters critical thinking and lifelong learning at one of the nation's fastest growing universities. University Libraries comprises Lied Library and four branch libraries and we are a gateway to more than 80,000 electronic journals, 1.2 million volumes, and 1.4 million e-books. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 120 experienced faculty librarians, professionals, and staff members.

 

The Collections, Acquisitions and Discovery (CAD) Division is comprised of three departments (Discovery Services, Collections, Interlibrary Loan, & Acquisitions, and Scholarly Communication and Data Services). CAD supports the University and Libraries' teaching, research and community engagement missions by acquiring, organizing, maintaining and making discoverable all needed and relevant materials, regardless of format and ownership, and developing tools aligned with the Libraries’ role as a partner in research and scholarly communication.

 

COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY of the UNLV UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as leading a respectful, positive work environment. The University Libraries values begin with our belief that everyone deserves a welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environment where they are treated with respect and dignity. The Libraries extends its commitment to diversity and equity in employment and especially welcomes applications from women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who contribute to diversification.

 

BENEFITS

The University of Nevada Las Vegas offers a generous annual and sick leave package, medical and dental benefits, supplemental voluntary benefits, tuition assistance, and wellness programs. Visit our benefits page for a full listing.

 

ROLE of the POSITION

The Data Visualization and GIS Specialist works collaboratively with library faculty and staff to support ongoing development, design, and delivery of data visualization and GIS (geographic information system) services. The Specialist will serve as lead for the department's GIS services and as such will also lead the department's geospatial visualization services. The Specialist will participate collaboratively in additional data visualization services provided by the department, based on skills of the incumbent and departmental need.

 

Through outreach to faculty, students, and interdisciplinary campus groups, the Specialist promotes and engages the UNLV community with the Libraries' data visualization and GIS services. The Specialist exercises leadership and expertise in developing and evolving support and services across disciplinary boundaries, connecting the Libraries with the emerging data needs of the University. The Specialist identifies, investigates, evaluates, and implements emerging hardware, software, and technologies that support GIS and data visualization. Additionally, the Specialist creates guides, interfaces, and uses digital learning objects to enhance and scale Data Visualization and GIS services.

 

VACCINATION MANDATE POLICY

Per the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Emergency COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy, all NSHE employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver request.  All candidates for employment must have this information on file with Human Resources prior to their start date. Information about how the policy applies to new hires is now available on the COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Mandate webpage.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires an earned Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university by the date of appointment.

 

  • Competence and sensitivity in working with individuals who are highly diverse regarding many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, ability, income, level of educational attainment, and religion.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to describe relatively complex technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
  • Demonstrated skill, and capacity to teach and engage students in ways that contribute to student success
  • Knowledge of GIS best practices including geospatial visualization and analysis
  • Experience analyzing and representing geospatial data using GIS software packages that may include ESRI products, QGIS, or other geospatial products
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork within the Libraries and the campus

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience providing instruction on Data Visualization and GIS in a higher education setting
  • Experience visualizing data using tools such as Tableau, Venngage, Gephi, etc.
  • Experience using programming languages like R or Python for developing, analyzing, and representing geospatial data
  • Demonstrated aptitude for quickly learning new tools and technologies

 

SALARY RANGE

This is a full-time, 12-month, Administrative Faculty position at a Grade B. Minimum salary is $50,000. Salary is competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. Position is contingent upon funding.

 

In addition, University Libraries is committed to and helps fund professional development opportunities: each position receives annual allotment for professional development activities.

 

Residents of Nevada enjoy no state income tax.  Home to many major annual conventions, Las Vegas is one of the best-connected cities in America and the nearest major city to several of the nation’s richest natural treasures.  In addition to the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip providing a variety of culinary and entertainment opportunities, Las Vegas is home to five professional athletic organizations and continues to expand local cultural opportunities, including the internationally recognized Smith Center for the Performing Arts.  To learn more about living in Las Vegas visit our guide at https://guides.library.unlv.edu/lasvegas/welcome.

 

 

APPLICATION DETAILS

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, emails, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.

 

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

 

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on April 26, 2022. Materials should be addressed to Data Visualization and GIS Specialist, Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Libraries Human Resources at (702) 895-2286 or library.searches@unlv.edu.

 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATES

UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, <“ R0129811”> in the search box.

 

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.

 

SAFETY AND SECURITY STATEMENT

UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.

 

EEO/AA STATEMENT

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes), color, religion, sex, age (40 or older), creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

TITLE IX STATEMENT

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates.  Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106).  The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment.  Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to:  Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email: titleixcoordinator@unlv.edu, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email: OCR@ed.gov; or to both.

 

Information pertaining to the University’s grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage.

 

Job Category

Administrative Faculty