This is a great opportunity to have a couple of years (maybe three, if it
gets extended) to really dig into an interesting project. I work at York
(in Toronto, Canada) and am happy to answer any questions.
The deadline is in November. Lots of time to think about it and write a
proposal! If you work at a place where you can take a leave of absence,
it's a good opportunity ...
PS York pays well.
On 17 June 2013, [log in to unmask] wrote:
> York University invites candidates to apply for a contractually limited
> appointment for a term of up to two (2) years to engage in groundbreaking,
> interdisciplinary research and development that will advance libraries and
> librarianship. The W. P. Scott Chair in E-Librarianship Research provides an
> exciting opportunity to accelerate the development of e-librarianship in
> support of research, teaching, learning or scholarly communications. The
> research may be interdisciplinary, with a context that is broader than
> academic librarianship, but should be clearly defined and articulated and of
> interest to the academic library community.
> A strong commitment to research in any relevant area of e-librarianship is
> required, including but not limited to e-learning, digital collections and
> archives, digital stewardship, linked data, liberation technology, social
> media, user experience, interface design, digital humanities and/or scholarly
> communications. We are interested in interdisciplinary approaches that engage
> with theoretical models from disciplines outside of information studies. The
> Chair must have demonstrated success in directing and conducting research or a
> large project. As a member of the YUL complement, the successful candidate
> will contribute in an area of the libraries suited to the candidate's area of
> * The holder of the Chair (the Chairholder) will be required to provide an annual report of research activities to the University Librarian.
> * The Chairholder is required to provide a W.P. Scott lecture or symposium relating to the theme of their research. This would be open to the professional library community.
> * The Chairholder is required to provide a presentation to members of York University Libraries and others on the results of their activities.
> For further information about the Research Chair please see: [http://www.library.yorku.ca/cms/e-librarianship/](http://www.library.yorku.ca/cms/e-librarianship/)
> * Minimum of an ALA-accredited M.L.S., Master's of Archival Studies, or recognized equivalent.
> * Further post-graduate degrees or related work experience is preferred
> * Record of research achievement or demonstrated experience with research project management
> * Excellent oral and written communication skills
> * Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
> * Excellent organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills
> The position is a contractually limited appointment with a term of up to two
> (2) years at the Adjunct Librarian level. The appointment start date is April
> 1, 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter. Librarians at York University have
> academic status and are members of the York University Faculty Association
> bargaining unit (http://www.yufa.org/). Salary is commensurate with
> qualifications. All York University positions are subject to budgetary
> York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action
> Program can be found on York's website www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or a copy can be
> obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All
> qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and
> Permanent Residents will be given priority. Temporary entry for citizens of
> the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free
> Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
> York University resources include centres relating to gender equity, race and
> ethnic relations, sexual harassment, human rights, and wellness. York
> University encourages attitudes of respect and non-discrimination toward
> persons of all ethnic and religious groups, regardless of gender or sexual
> The deadline for applications is November 15, 2013. Applicants must send a
> five-page letter of interest relating their qualifications and outlining their
> proposed project, a current curriculum vitae and letters from three referees
> Chair, Appointment Committee for the
> W.P. Scott Chair in E-Librarianship Research
> York University Libraries, 516 Scott Library
> York University, 4700 Keele Street
> Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3
> Fax 416-736-5451
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