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Visiting Data and Immersive Technologies Librarian or Specialist

Apply now Job no: 495345
Department: King Library
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Information Technology, Library
Status: Full Time
Temporary: Yes

Job Title:

Visiting Data and Immersive Technologies Librarian or Specialist

Job Summary:

Passionate about the future of big data applications or in exploring virtual reality? Miami University Libraries seeks a dynamic and creative Visiting Data and Immersive Technologies Librarian or Specialist for the Create and Innovate department.  This temporary position is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal for a second year based on funding and performance. 


The successful candidate will join a team currently working in and supporting innovative services such as data visualization and GIS, virtual reality, makerspaces, 3D printing, digital scholarship, open educational resources, collaborative learning spaces, and high-end multimedia labs; take a proactive role in implementing new academically oriented data and virtual reality services that we have identified in consultation with partners and collaborators; play a key role in the implementation of next generation library services and labs that can inspire students to learn about immersive and cutting edge technologies such as mixed reality and artificial intelligence; engage with library colleagues and faculty to explore activities that introduce students to immersive tools; train student employees and library staff in order to build technical competencies in data-driven and multidisciplinary projects; develop training materials with interactive tutorials and examples for workshops that can be integrated in library instruction; develop a plan for the library to establish a new immersive learning lab that will integrate  technologies such as mixed reality and artificial intelligence; implement project demos for interactive data visualization, augmented and virtual reality.  This position reports to the Head of the Create and Innovate Department. 

Minimum Qualifications:

(For appointment at rank of Visiting Assistant Librarian) ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent, (for appointment as Specialist) Bachelor’s degree; demonstrated experience with virtual reality or data visualization technologies; strong interest in emerging technologies affecting higher education; ability to work both independently and collaboratively in teams; hands-on experience in teaching or training.  Position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience with software such as R, Python, SQL, etc.; experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau, D3.js, Google Charts, etc.; experience with VR tools such as Unity, Unreal, etc.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae. Please use cover letter to address how you meet the required and preferred qualifications. Direct inquiries to Donna Richardson at

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2225.
Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Review of applications begins on June 3, 2019 and continues until position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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