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Head, Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship - University of Arizona Libraries (apply by April 16)

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Review begins on 04/16/2018

The University of Arizona Libraries seek a dynamic and forward-thinking Head of the Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship (ODIS) to provide leadership and direction for several areas of strategic importance. ODIS is responsible for a range of digital services including digital stewardship and data architecture, digital scholarship, data sciences, research and geospatial data services. and scholarly communication. The Department Head will be a member of the Libraries Cabinet (leadership, policy and management team) and reports to the Vice Dean of Libraries.

This is an exciting time to join the UA Libraries and ODIS. The department recently added four library faculty to increase our capacity for work in digital scholarship, digital preservation, data science, and data curation. We are assessing our current digital collection workflows and strategies and are launching new collaborative digital preservation efforts. We have established connections with many faculty and students on campus through our digital scholarship, data science and research data curation programs, and are actively expanding our networks. The Department Head of ODIS will be responsible for leadership, management, and planning for the services and functions of the Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship, which includes 12 FTE permanent professionals and a team of graduate assistants and student employees. ODIS members work collaboratively, engaging the strengths and knowledge of all members of the department. The Department Head will coordinate and facilitate leadership currently in place among ODIS faculty and staff, and will develop collaborations and partnerships both within the Libraries and across campus. The Department Head is responsible for supporting ODIS members’ professional development, including coaching and guiding library faculty through the promotion and continuing status process. The Department Head will also be responsible for ensuring that department planning furthers the strategic directions for the Libraries and campus.

The Department Head will also be appointed to a continuing status track, academic professional position at the rank of Associate or Full Librarian. Incumbents are members of the general faculty and are entitled to all accompanying rights and privileges granted by the Arizona Board of Regents and the University of Arizona. Retention and promotion are earned through achievement of a record of excellence in position effectiveness, scholarship, and service.

Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship (ODIS)
The Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship (ODIS) at the University of Arizona Libraries engages and innovates across a range of services and content in support of the University’s mission and strategic plan. ODIS provides services to the University community that encompass data management, campus repository, metadata, journal hosting and publishing, scholarly communication, open access, digital scholarship, digital preservation, data science, and geospatial data. ODIS also leads and contributes to a variety of national and international collaborative efforts, including TRAIL (Technical Report Archive and Image Library) and the Afghanistan Digital Collections. ODIS is active in campus-wide efforts related to scholarly activity and research data, participates in the University’s Research Computing Governance Committee, leads the institution’s faculty activity reporting efforts, and collaborates with the University’s Office of Research, Discovery and Innovation, and University Information Technology Services. In this process, ODIS collaborates with faculty and staff throughout the University Libraries and across campus. ODIS is responsible for strategic and programmatic planning and oversight of the Libraries digital collections and digitization activities, and coordinates strategies for exposing unique and local digital collections.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here.

The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity employer providing equal opportunity for women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities.