Job #12872 Job Vacancy Announcement Assistant or Associate Research Professor to serve as Director, Center for Digital Antiquity (tDAR) Arizona State University
Arizona State University invites nominations and applications for an Assistant or Associate Research Professor to serve as Director of ASU’s Center for Digital Antiquity. We seek an entrepreneurial researcher and an intellectual leader in digital data management who is able to lead a small, dedicated staff in advancing the Center’s mission and strategic objectives. Digital Antiquity’s mission is to extend knowledge of the human past and improve the management of cultural heritage by permanently preserving digital archaeological data and supporting their discovery, access, and reuse. Digital Antiquity fulfills this charge through the development and operation of tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record), an international digital repository holding the digital records of archaeological investigations and organizations, and related research.
The Director serves as the chief executive officer of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded Center of Digital Antiquity and is responsible for the acquisition of clients and the administration of the Center’s operations. Having grown steadily in our first decade, ASU seeks a resourceful and innovative leader able to build on a strong organizational and technical foundation to move tDAR to the next level. The Director holds an Assistant or Associate Research Professor (non-tenured, renewable) appointment in the ASU School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) and reports to the Digital Antiquity Board of Directors and to the Director of SHESC. This is a full-time fiscal year appointment with salary dependent on qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date is July 2019. ASU provides excellent benefits.
DUTIES: •Provide national intellectual leadership in digital data preservation, management, and analysis; •Communicate the values of and needs for web-based digital data preservation and analysis to potential clients in the academic, private (CRM), and government sectors and demonstrate how these efforts create benefits that can bridge these sectors; •Communicate both to potential funders and to collaborators in other disciplines the value of integrated cultural heritage data for scholarship and to society; •Provide vision, leadership, and strategic guidance to the Center; •Promote the tDAR brand and grow Digital Antiquity by securing new clients and developing new markets for Digital Antiquity’s products and services; •Oversee business operations and manage a small staff in executing grant- and contract-funded projects; •Work effectively with clients; •Develop or participate in the development of proposals for grants that would advance tDAR’s services and Digital Antiquity’s mission; •Work productively with the Board of Directors, the SHESC Director and staff of SHESC. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: •PhD (or appropriate terminal degree) in Archaeology, Anthropology, Information Science, or a closely related field •Demonstrated experience in managing staff, projects, and budgets •Experience working in team research DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: •Understanding of the issues surrounding the development and sustainability of digital repositories and the preservation and reuse of digital data more generally •Experience with collections management, particularly digital curation and archiving •Background and experience in archaeology oExperience in cultural resource management, especially in the US; •Background and experience in computer or information science oBackground and experience in science or library informatics efforts; •Experience in building and managing research teams oExperience managing projects with strong technological components. •Demonstrated ability to acquire external funding oExperience writing successful grant applications •Experience working in an academic environment, including navigation of their business and financial management systems
APPLICATION: Initial deadline for complete applications is June 9, 2019. If not filled, review will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. Applicants must apply online at http://academicjobsonline.org and include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. References should be prepared to submit a letter, if requested. Please make sure your last name appears in each uploaded file name. Please address your cover letter to Professor Keith Kintigh, Search Committee Chair. This is a paperless search; only materials submitted electronically as described above will be considered. A background check is required for employment.
Information about the School and the Center can be found at http://shesc.asu.edu and https://www.digitalantiquity.org/. SHESC is a global leader in transdisciplinary social science providing many opportunities for the successful applicant to engage with a world-renowned, collaborative research and teaching environment. For example, the School collaborates extensively with ASU’s Institute of Human Origins (http://iho.asu.edu) and the Center for Evolution and Medicine (https://evmed.asu.edu). Opportunities for the curator to conduct collaborative research are abundant.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at: https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html https://www.asu.edu/titleIX
Internal Number: 12872
About Arizona State University
ASU is ranked sixth nationally in the National Science Foundation HERD survey for social science research. The School of Human Evolution and Social Change houses programs in anthropology, global health, environmental social sciences, and applied math in the life sciences. Faculty in our School collaborate through other dynamic research centers including the Center for Digital Antiquity, the Teotihuacan Research Center, Center for Global Health, the Center for Evolution and Medicine, the Center for Bioarchaeological Research, the Center for Archaeology and Society, the Institute of Human Origins, and the Global Institute of Sustainability. For more information, please visit https://shesc.asu.edu.