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Executive Directory of Digital Scholarship Services

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Rice University, a private university located in Houston, Texas, is seeking a highly motivated professional to serve as the Executive Director of Digital Scholarship Services. This position is responsible for the oversight and management of scholarly communications, the institutional repository, the Digital Media Commons, the Kelley Center for Government Information & Microforms, and the GIS/Data Center. The Executive Director of DSS will work with faculty on digital projects and collaborate in securing grant funding to support digital library and digital humanities research. Serving as the Principal Investigator on grants, the Executive Director will be responsible for the overall management of grant-funded activities in DSS. The position may occasionally involve collaborative teaching with faculty for Rice courses that address the use of digital technologies in scholarship. The position reports to the Vice Provost and University Librarian and is a member of the Fondren Library’s Executive Committee.Education requirements include: PhD in any field OR Master's degree in any field plus at least a bachelor's degree in an information science field (e.g. computer science or MLIS). Experience and skills requirements: Must have at least ten years of experience in working with and managing digital library projects and initiatives, a demonstrated track record of managing grant-funded activities, and experience teaching college-level workshops or courses in digital humanities or digital libraries. Also required: excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated planning, organizing and project management skills; proficiency with multimedia software; leadership skills; an ability to reach consensus with diverse constituencies in a rapidly changing environment; ability to strategically consider research library directions and work with the library's executive team to articulate future directions. Experience preferred: Experience working in a research library and supporting university faculty with their research that involves digital technologies; experience in digital humanities and working with technologies used to support digital humanities scholarship; experience writing articles for publication. Education preferred: PhDExperience and skills preferred: Proficiency working with the DSpace institutional repository platform; a demonstrated understanding of scholarly communications issues, including open access and copyright options.Salary/benefits: commensurate with experience; no state or local income tax; 21 benefit days; TIAA/CREF and Fidelity; health and life insurance; tuition waiver.Environment: Rice University provides a stimulating work environment, with opportunities to participate in the delivery of innovative library services supported by leading edge technologies. Fondren Library (http://library.rice.edu/) is a research library with over 2.6 million volumes and over 81,000 serial titles. The library has a strong national reputation for its digital library and digital humanities projects and initiatives. Rice University is an affirmative action, equal-opportunity employer.Houston is a vibrant, multicultural city, with world-class visual and performing arts ranging from the traditional to the avant-garde. The fourth largest city in the country, Houston enjoys a moderate cost of living and easy proximity to the Gulf Coast.For more information, see:http://scholarship.rice.edu/http://www.explore.rice.edu/explore/General_Information.asphttp://www.visithoustontexas.com/media/neighborhoodsApplications received by June 14, 2013 will receive first consideration. Please apply with cover letter, resume, and the names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references at: jobs.rice.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53735Inquiries: Diana Acero Garcia x5252 or e-mail dmgarcia@rice.edu. Rice University is an affirmative action, equal-opportunity employer.
 
 

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