Assistant Professor Posting Number:
$70,000 – $80,000 (Commensurate with Experience)
About Virginia Tech:
Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world. Invent the Future at Virginia Tech.
The Director, Research and Informatics reports to the Associate Dean for Research and Informatics and manages operations for library programs, services, educational opportunities, and campus collaborations that support the research mission of the university. As a member of the Libraries’ senior leadership team, the Director, Research and Informatics contributes to library-wide planning and policy making and helps to shape strategic directions for the Libraries.
The division of Research and Informatics includes scholarly communication, data curation, and technology development units that oversee consulting, instruction, digital services, and digital library development activities in support of the university’s intellectual contributions and research processes. Strategic priorities for the division emphasize research environmental assessment, embedding digital curation processes in research environments, and providing leading digital curation and preservation solutions for the campus community.
Directs, manages, and assesses selected research and informatics programs and services
Fosters positive communications and effective working relationships between research and informatics faculty, staff, students, and campus partners
Coordinates research service activities that include consulting in informatics, digital curation, and preservation
Leads collaborative development of policies and processes that continuously develop and refine digital curation of library stewarded collections
Leads the evaluation and adoption of new research and digital curation tools and approaches
Develops and recommends action on memoranda of understanding and service level agreements
Coordinates with library personnel on public relations and marketing activities and to further develop and refine the web presentation of research and informatics programs and services
Supervises selected research and informatics library faculty and staff
Leads teams, projects, and meetings
Possibility of serving as the library liaison to the department of computer science, developing collections and providing research consultations
Master’s or other advanced degree
Three years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience in library or information-related services
Knowledge of trends in scholarly communication practices and information and data sharing policies; knowledge of trends in research administration in higher education
Experience with technology management and research consultations
Demonstrated capacity to direct research services and activities in an academic library
Ability to successfully supervise, train, and mentor research and informatics faculty and staff; demonstrated leadership qualities to be an effective director and member of the Libraries senior leadership team
Knowledge of digital curation processes and digital repository and publishing platforms
Successful experience leading and working with diverse teams across departments and disciplines
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple complex projects simultaneously
Excellent analytical, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Master’s degree or other advanced degree with an emphasis in information science, informatics, or computing
Professional experience working in an academic library
Experience managing or directing research services and activities in an academic library
Successful teaching experience
Successful grant proposal development
Successful experience supervising librarians
Evidence of creativity or creative solutions in transforming libraries in the digital age
Experience with campus-wide projects and planning
Evidence of professional accomplishments, publications, and experience appropriate for continued appointment in the library faculty
Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check:
How to Apply for this Job:
Applications must be submitted online at http://www.jobs.vt.edu, posting AP0140225. The application package needs to include a resume, cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience with the responsibilities associated with the position, and the required and preferred qualifications, names of three (3) references and their contact information. Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position is filled.
Administrative and Professional Faculty
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year:
8-5, M-F + Evenings/Weekends as needed
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.
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September 15, 2014
Director, Research and Informatics
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