Position: Finance and Operations Research Librarian
Company: Princeton University
Description: Princeton University Library (PUL) seeks a creative and dedicated librarian focused on finance and operations research. Reporting to the Assistant University Librarian for Teaching, Research, and Social Sciences, the Finance and Operations Research Librarian is part of the Firestone Social Sciences team in the Data, Research, and Teaching Services division. The role supports students, faculty, and staff in finance, operations research, economics, and related social science fields. This position works closely with several social science librarians and specialists at Firestone and Stokes libraries and at the Data and Statistical Services unit. Liaison responsibilities include the Bendheim Center for Finance, the Initiative for Data Driven Social Science and shared responsibility for Operations Research and Financial Engineering, and may include backup responsibility for Economics. Core responsibilities include conducting research consultations, teaching workshops, and supporting licensed services such as the Bloomberg Professional Service and Wharton Research Data Services. Ability to understand and leverage data analysis tools, work with restricted and open data sets, and understand current research methodologies in economics, econometrics, and finance is critical, as is the ability to collaborate creatively. This position assists with research questions at all levels from first-year undergraduates through faculty members. Responsibilities include course-based instruction, outreach, developing research guides, and conducting workshops. This position collaborates with units across the library and represents PUL in professional contexts. PUL is one of the world's leading research libraries, with over 300 staff and several specialized branches, supporting a diverse community of 5,500 undergraduates, 3,100 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Further information: http://library.princeton.edu Required Qualifications: *ALA-accredited MLS degree and work experience related to economics, operations research, finance or business OR an advanced degree in any of these fields *Formal coursework in finance or economics *Expertise with finance instruments, large scale economics, operations research and/or finance data *Work experience in a research library or comparable academic setting including conducting instruction, research consultations, and outreach *Broad knowledge of the field of finance including scholarly resources and bibliographic tools, trends in digital scholarship, licensing and legal ramifications, data analysis, and relevant qualitative or quantitative methods *Broad knowledge of econometrics and data science methodologies and emerging trends *Excellent interpersonal skills, project and time management skills, and the ability to work collaboratively and collegially with a diverse group of scholars and colleagues *Proficiency with relevant data tools such as R, Python, SAS, and/or Stata, and commitment to learn emerging technologies and methods The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Librarian rank depending upon qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted only from the AHIRE system through the office of the Dean of the Faculty website: https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/position/32921 and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Application review begins January 3, 2024. PUL is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing the University's commitment to racial equity within our community and in the world. We encourage candidates from all diverse backgrounds and life experiences to apply for our positions. To find out more about PUL's work towards greater inclusivity, equity, and diversity, please see PUL's "About" page.
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