Job Posting: Associate Director for Technology and Digital Strategies

The University of Texas at Austin Libraries is seeking an Associate Director for Technology and Digital Strategies.

Purpose

Define and articulate vision and strategic directions for UT Libraries information technology to advance UT Libraries’ mission and vision in a dynamic environment, participate in executive level decision making processes, oversee budget allocations, and engage with external collaborators.

Essential Functions

Partner with UT’s Information Technology Services, Texas Digital Library, and Texas Advanced Computing Center, and other university units and colleges. Build digital future, engage in campus and external collaborations. Foster innovative new services, reduce redundancy in infrastructure services and system investments within the libraries, and identify stakeholders for collaborations in repository services and learning technologies. Transform UT Libraries as a gateway to an intellectual commons: embedded in teaching, learning, and research support in the digital ecosystem.

Required qualifications

Bachelor’s degree. Progressively responsible experience in information technology. Demonstrated record of leadership in the implementation and management of a technical team. Strong customer service orientation to provide excellent service, and to work in a collegial manner with students, staff, and other stakeholders. Proven project management experience. Demonstrated excellent communication skills. Combination of educational and relevant library or academic technologies experience. Strong record of service in a professional or disciplinary association. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Library or Information Science, Computer Science, Technology or related field from an accredited institution. Experience providing academic technology or digital scholarship services in a higher education context. Experience with institutional repositories and/or academic publishing. Technical knowledge of administrative software applications and/or web development tools and languages, such as C++, Java, and PHP. Experience with an enterprise reporting tool. Knowledge of trends and best practices in using technology in support of teaching, learning, research and scholarship; and familiarity with directions in digital humanities. Possess a national reputation for professional accomplishments.

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