Head of Digital Scholarship Services (at the rank of Assistant Librarian I) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 508277)
Applications are invited for appointment as Head of Digital Scholarship Services (at the rank of Assistant Librarian I) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 508277), to commence as soon as possible on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.
Applicants should possess (1) a good university degree and a recognized professional qualification in humanities, social sciences, history, arts OR a degree relevant to the position; and (2) a Master’s degree in library and information science (e.g. M.L.S. or equivalent) OR an advanced degree relevant to the position; (3) at least 5 years’ post-qualification relevant experience in academic libraries or research institutions OR an equivalent relevant experience in working with digital humanities or digital scholarship development; (4) hands-on experience of digital humanities methods and technologies to investigate research questions, including but not limited to data visualization, statistical analysis, programming and scripting languages, text mining and encoding, and other computational methods; (5) knowledge and experience with a broad variety of emerging digital scholarship or digital humanities methods and technologies, including but not limited to digitization and OCR, data visualization, geospatial analysis, text encoding, text mining, and metadata schema.; (6) relevant experience in developing and supporting digital content in an academic environment; (7) strong written and oral communication skills in English and Chinese across scholarly and technology domains; and (8) strong project management skills and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively and innovatively with library colleagues, the University community at large, and external communities.
Reporting to the Associate Librarian, Technical Services and Technology Support Services and working within a growing digital development team, the Head of Digital Scholarship Services will lead the Digital Scholarship Team and participate in developing the Library’s digital collections and digital scholarship initiatives. The appointee will be responsible for (i) providing consultation, technical support, and project management for faculty, staff and students engaged in technology-rich scholarly projects; (ii) identifying and deploying appropriate tools and technologies to deliver digital scholarship projects, such as data visualization, text mining and encoding, GIS applications, data analysis, programming and scripting languages, etc.; (iii) planning and developing the Library’s digital collections and digital scholarship initiatives including digitization, format conversion, data management, digital exhibits, digital preservation, etc.; (iv) participating in special events or programs to promote digital scholarship.; (v) evaluating feasibility of proposed projects and initiatives within the local environment; (vi) advising on library policy issues raised by digital resources such as copyright policy, intellectual freedom issues, fair use, e-privacy concerns or censorship of Internet content; and (vii) staying abreast of and evaluating current and emerging digital tools and methodologies supporting scholars in arts, history, humanities and social sciences, and in the area of digital libraries.
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.
The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Closes October 10, 2021.
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