Director of Digital Scholarship at The University of Chicago

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:



  • Master of Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution or an advanced degree in a relevant discipline

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in an administrative position that includes successful management and supervision of personnel, as well as demonstrated leadership, problem-solving, and decision-making skills


  • Significant and progressively responsible experience engaging with and managing digital scholarship services and technology-rich spaces at a major academic institution.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the scholarly application of digital tools (textual and spatial analysis, data visualization, publishing, etc.), metadata and data encoding standards, data management and curation practices, and digital preservation

  • Ability to work cooperatively and in a team-oriented environment and to build and maintain effective working relationships with diverse colleagues, faculty, staff, and students

  • Professional engagement in digital scholarship at the local, regional, national, and international level

  • Evidence of a strong and inclusive user service philosophy, and commitment to continuous improvement and innovation

  • Experience with proposal development and grant writing

  • Ability to advise on hardware and software selection and implementation as a part of continuous innovative service development

Application Instructions

The Search Committee will evaluate candidates' record and academic accomplishments in providing effective, user-oriented digital scholarship services; ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively in an evolving environment; ability to provide vision and leadership; and commitment to providing inclusive services to a diverse community. The Committee will also evaluate candidate's understanding of trends, processes, resources, and technologies related to digital scholarship; oral and written communication skills; ability to plan, implement, and communicate about programs and collaborative projects; and ability to create engaging and informative promotional and educational materials.

To Apply: Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and reference contact information online through the University of Chicago's Academic Recruiting website: Review of applications will begin after March 25. 2021. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Salary and Benefits: Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include retirement plan, insurance, and paid time off.

Questions: Contact Kara Hastings, HR Generalist,