Columbia University Libraries

The Columbia University Libraries is seeking a Director to establish and 
lead a new Center for Digital Research and Scholarship.  In partnership 
with faculty and researchers, and in collaboration with the Libraries 
Digital Program, the Libraries Systems Office and the Center for New Media 
Teaching and Learning, the Center will advance the use of new media and 
digital technologies in research and scholarly communication activities 
with a focus on the following areas: scholarly databases, institutional 
repository, research data and cyber infrastructure, electronic scholarly 
publishing, scholarly communication policy and practice, web site 
development and design services, and video services.  Activities will 
include: consulting and technical assessment, project development and 
support, and research and development.  In addition to core funding, the 
Center will secure resources through grants, services and publishing 

Reporting to the Deputy University Librarian the Director will be a member 
of the Management Committee of the Libraries and will be responsible for:

* Developing the programs and services of the Center including short and 
long term planning
* Managing the Center's staff and overseeing its operations including 
technology, budgets, grants and facilities
* Coordinating with other Libraries divisions including the Systems Office, 
Digital Program and The Center for New Media Teaching and Learning.
* Conducting program assessment and evaluating and deciding on new technologies
* Promoting the work of the Center both on and off campus and taking a 
leadership role in national efforts to advance academic digital applications.

The successful candidate will have: A bachelor's degree and a minimum of 
seven years experience with digital applications in an academic setting(or 
an equivalent combination of education and experience), demonstrated 
knowledge of  research and scholarly communication and the supporting 
technology, evidence of successful managerial experience in a complex 
setting, excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to 
work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships across 
organizational lines, and  evidence of innovation and creativity in program 
and resource development.  An advanced degree, relevant to the work of the 
Center, is desirable.

One of the world's leading research universities, Columbia provides 
outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a unique intellectual 
community.  Set in the Morningside Heights academic village.  Columbia also 
presents the unmatched dynamism, diversity and cultural richness of New 
York City.  The University Libraries, grounded in collections of remarkable 
depth and breadth, are also building extensive electronic resources and 
services.  The Libraries at Columbia are committed to collegiality, 
professionalism, innovation and leadership.

The salary for this position is commensurate with experience.  We offer 
excellent benefits including 100% Columbia tuition exemption for self and 
family.  Columbia will also pay 50% tuition for your dependent child who is 
a candidate for an undergraduate degree at another accredited college or 

For immediate consideration, please apply online at

Columbia University is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.