We are thrilled to announce an exciting job opportunity on the leadership team here in the Scholars’ Lab. Read on for more details!
Are you an innovative leader with a deep research portfolio and strong background in the management of digital humanities projects and practitioners?
The University of Virginia Library seeks a Managing Director to help shape and steward our internationally respected Scholars’ Lab. This individual will work closely with the Academic Director to develop and support the deep resources for digital scholarship within the vibrant intellectual community at UVA. The Managing Director will inform the vision of the Scholars’ Lab and ensure its smooth and effective operation as a pan-university center within the Library, overseeing Scholars’ Lab staff, resources, and budget. He or she will also help to integrate Scholars’ Lab goals and activities into the service profile of the University Library.
In collaboration with the Academic Director, the Managing Director will: shape digital humanities services for the UVA Library; provide oversight of day-to-day operations of the Scholars’ Lab; develop, oversee, and retain talented staff; coordinate the use of all Lab resources (funding, space, personnel); develop the Lab’s budget, in collaboration with the Academic Director; help to prepare and submit grants; help to plan and organize intellectual programming, fellowships, pedagogical initiatives, and outreach; represent the Scholars’ Lab, serving as a liaison with University staff, faculty, and affiliated centers, as well as national and international peers; engage in collaborative planning with colleagues across the Library to promote and support digital scholarship; assist in designing and shaping projects; and help to establish high-level goals, intake processes, workplans, and MOUs for digital project collaborations. The Managing Director will keep abreast of new methodologies and practices relevant to digital humanities and will engage in professional development and their own (often collaborative) research projects related to the mission of the Lab, culminating in publication of results and/or presentation at appropriate venues.
Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
Graduate study (Ph.D. preferred) in the humanities, library sciences, social sciences, or a related discipline; experience in an administrative position that includes supervision of personnel, experience with a technical area of digital humanities and the ability to advise on hardware and software purchasing and implementation; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities; demonstrated leadership, problem-solving, and decision-making skills; familiarity with recent scholarship and emergent best practices in the digital humanities; ability to teach in workshop or classroom setting and experience with effective digital pedagogy.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience, and expected to range between approximately $95 and $105k per annum. Excellent benefits, TIAA/CREF and other retirement plans along with generous funding for travel and professional development.
Review of applications to begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Apply through the posting on the University of Virginia’s online employment website. (If you need to search the Jobs@UVa portal, the posting number is 0618965.) Complete application, and attach cover letter and CV, with contact information for three current, professional references.