[Humanist] 31.232 head, digital scholarship & data services (Penn State)

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 232.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2017 17:21:58 +0000
        From: heather froehlich <hfroehlich.mailinglist at gmail.com>
        Subject: Job: Head, Digital Scholarship and Data Services at Penn State University

Dear all,

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applications and nominations for the position of Head of Digital Scholarship and Data Services. This 12-month tenure-track position reports to the Associate Dean for Technology and Digital Strategies and provides leadership for digital scholarship and data service activities in the Pennsylvania State University Libraries, including open publishing, data learning services and statistics support, maps and GIS, research data management, and digital humanities. The successful candidate is expected to work in a highly collaborative organization to provide leadership and coordination of innovative digital services. The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diversity.

Responsibilities and Duties

The Head of Digital Scholarship & Data Services will provide leadership and management of the Digital Scholarship & Data Services Department. The head will advocate for the department to University Libraries administration. 

The Digital Scholarship & Data Services department includes a team of 11 faculty and staff in the areas of open publishing, digital humanities, data learning services and statistics support, GIS, maps, and research data management. The Head of Digital Scholarship and Data Services will be a leader who fosters awareness of social responsibility, inherent and historical institutional biases, and ethics within the realms of digital scholarship and data services and advocates for services that support diversity and inclusion.  

The selected candidate will work closely with subject liaisons on all Penn State campuses (24); Digital Scholarship & Repository Development department; Preservation, Conservation, and Digitization department; the Office of Scholarly Communications and Copyright; Libraries’ Information Technology (I-Tech) department, and partners across academic schools and colleges. 

The Head, Digital Scholarship and Data Services will play a lead role in establishing a cohesive strategy for digital scholarship and data services, coordinating with academic schools and colleges across the University; oversee the design, implementation, and management of policies and workflows for departmental activities; stay current on developing technologies, standards, and best practices in digital scholarship, data services, and open publishing; and represent the Libraries in matters concerning digital scholarship, data management, and open publishing at the local, national, and international level.

For more information, and instructions on applying, please see https://libraries.psu.edu/digitalscholarshiphead

with best wishes

Heather Froehlich

Dr Heather Froehlich

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