Head, Digital Scholarship Services

Eugene, OR
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Created: March 24, 2017


Head, Digital Scholarship Services, University of Oregon Libraries


Job no: 519946
Work type: Faculty - Other
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Library
Department: Library
Rank: Associate Librarian
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins April 15, 2017; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach a cover letter which clearly articulates how your knowledge and experience would make you an ideal candidate for this position, along with your Curriculum Vitae and three professional references.

Department Summary
The Libraries' Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) is a service and research/development point within the Head's portfolio. The DSC strives to expand and enhance the University's teaching, learning, and research in the digital humanities and digital social sciences. The DSC is located in and administered by the UO Libraries, in partnership with multiple stakeholders, including at least one or two Faculty Fellows and a cohort of faculty advisors. A new Academic Design & Innovation Lab in the Libraries will soon be the front-facing teaching and consultation space for the Center's programs.

Position Summary
The Head of Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) is charged with developing DSS policies and procedures; coordination and management of DSS projects, budgets, and departmental workflow; and supervision of DSS personnel and Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) operations. The Head collaborates with others to strengthen library programs related to: digital scholarship services, digital collections, open access publishing, the institutional repository, and digital preservation. The incumbent coordinates work of the DSC with other departments and functional areas of the Libraries, including Collections and Metadata Services, Library Systems, Special Collections and University Archives, the Center for Media and Educational Technology, etc., and serves as the primary contact between the department and external organizations involved in digital initiatives.

Minimum Requirements
* Graduate degree is required. An ALA-accredited master's degree in library and information science/studies (MLIS), or a related terminal degree is required for appointment as NTTF Librarian.
* 3 years' of academic library experience
* 3 years' of supervisory experience

Professional Competencies
* Technical knowledge and/or experience with system administration, database management, server-side programming, and library-related platforms and technologies
* Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment

Preferred Qualifications
* Experience managing large portfolio of projects
* Experience managing budgets
* Demonstrated knowledge in the fields of digital scholarship, digital collections, and/or digital preservation
* Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across disciplines and library departments
* Demonstrated knowledge of text-encoding and metadata schemas
* Experience working with digital collections and digital preservation strategies
* Grant writing and management experience
* Experience with digital humanities and/or digital social sciences projects
* Demonstrated software lifecycle development and management experience
* Familiarity with Hydra and Linked Open Data
* Knowledge of best practices in information architecture, instructional design, and/or user experience/user testing
* Experience with the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines and one or more of the languages needed to work with TEI data (e.g., XSLT orXQuery)
* Experience with statistical and data analysis tools (e.g. R, SPSS, Stata, LIWC, and Nvivo)
* Experience with data visualization tools and methods
* Experience with relational databases (e.g. MySQL)
* Experience with server-side web-development (e.g. PERL, PHP, Java, JavaScript, ASP)
* Experience with UNIX/Linux operating systems
* Teaching experience

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

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Advertised: 21 Mar 2017 Pacific Daylight Time

Last updated: Friday, March 24, 2017 22:29 UTC