Scholar Support and Data Services Graduate Assistant


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Library (10000816)
Employee Designation:  Student

Definition of Class

This position will join the  Scholar Support and Data Services (SSDS) department within the University Libraries. This collaborative team provides training and research support related to data science, digital scholarship, and scholarly communication.


This is a graduate student assistant position for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025, with a half-time appointment.   The assistantship may be extended further based on the candidate's success and needs of the department. 

Examples of Work Performed

The multifaceted nature of the department provides opportunities for an applicant to engage in areas that relate to their specific skills and interest. Potential duties could include:

•  Providing support to the campus community in areas related to data science (Python, R), data visualization (Tableau, ArcGIS), and/or data cleanup (R, OpenRefine, Excel)
•  Designing and delivering workshops related to data science, digital scholarship, or scholarly communication in different modalities
•  Incorporating instructional design methods to adapt face-to-face workshops delivered by the applicant or SSDS members into asynchronous learning objects (e.g., videos, webpages)
•  Developing infographics or other data visualizations to communicate information related to the library's collection, which includes physical books, e-books, databases, and other electronic resources.

Minimum Education/Experience

• Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication
•  Ability to work effectively within a collaborative environment
•  Able to problem solve and manage multiple projects simultaneously


Preferred qualifications
•  Working knowledge of R, Python, or Unix, or willingness to learn
•  Familiarity with software used for data analysis (e.g. SPSS, SAS, Python, R), data visualization (e.g. Tableau, ArcGIS, ggplot, matplotlib), data cleanup (e.g. MS Excel, pandas, dplyr), or text analysis

Salary/Wage Information

$5,750 per semester. Applicants should review the Graduate School policies related to assistantships for information about benefits associated with assistantships.


Send cover letter and resume to   Eligibility will be confirmed with the applicants academic department prior to hire.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.


Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi