The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and
nominations for the position of Director of Research Data Management. The
successful candidate for this newly created position will lead the Libraries'
research data management initiative to support researchers across Virginia
Commonwealth University. The Director participates in related library and
campus committees and ad hoc groups. The successful candidate will join a
culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.
Qualifications: Required: ALA-accredited graduate degree or
accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline. Three years of
related work experience. Experience working in and fostering a diverse
faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty
member at VCU. Able to design, plan, and implement complex projects. Excellent
interpersonal skills for building relationships across the university.
Preferred: Undergraduate degree in the biological, life, or physical sciences.
An entrepreneurial attitude to developing library services and resources.
Demonstrated knowledge of: information-seeking and use behaviors; structure of
knowledge, primary research tools, publishers and vendors; and the research
and teaching approaches in one or more broad health or life sciences
disciplinary areas. Demonstrated understanding of how research data is
generated, structured and used. Knowledge of trends in data management, data
curation and e-science in a university research environment. Knowledge of
metadata schemas and discipline specific ontologies as well as subject
repositories of open data useful for researchers. Relevant work experience in
an academic environment. Successful experience working in a collaborative
environment. Experience supervising librarians and/or staff in the provision
of library services.
Application Process: For more information about the VCU
Libraries, please visit our home page at http://www.library.vcu.edu/. Review
of applications will begin April 22, 2013 and will continue until the position
is filled. For full consideration, applications must be received prior to May
20, 2013. Submit cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone
numbers of three references to: Pamela H. Fraga Assistant to the University
Librarian VCU Libraries, Virginia Commonwealth University 901 Park Avenue PO
Box 842033 Richmond, VA 23284-2033 804-828-1107 804-828-0151 (fax)
[log in to unmask] Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, and persons with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.
For Additional Information: Pam Fraga Phone:804-828-1107
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