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Oklahoma State University
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Posted: 10/2/2017
Assistant Professor/Director Digital Curation

The Oklahoma State University Library seeks forward-thinking, creative librarians, curators, and archivists with a passion for both learning and teaching who are eager to drive their own projects, innovate, and take on challenges. Library faculty are actively engaged in the OSU academic research lifecycle and develop collaborations with faculty, researchers, students, and community partners.

Information regarding the OSU Library's current direction can be found at: futures#.WaSCPWe1uUk. As the Director of Digital Curation, you will join a growing team of innovative individuals who contribute to achieving the strategic goals of the Special Collections division. This is a tenure track position with anticipated initial appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The Director of Digital Curation will contribute to achieving the strategic goals of the Special Collections division.

This position will provide leadership in the areas of access, preservation, and discovery of digital resources. Incumbent reports to the Associate Dean for Special Collections but will also work closely with other departments in the Library.

Minimum qualifications: ALA-MLIS or Master's in a related discipline. Professional archives/library experience. Proven leadership and management excellence, as well as staff supervisory experience. Prior work processing born-digital collections, providing digital preservation services, and creating and curating online access and discovery of digital resources. Demonstrated knowledge of metadata standards and controlled vocabularies. Experience converting materials from analog to digital formats and knowledge of relevant archival standards. A successful Director of Digital Curation will possess strong organizational and leadership skills; excellent communication ability; collegiality and excellent interpersonal skills; and an appreciation for diverse constituencies. Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. in related field. Previous work curating digital exhibits. Experience in the area of digital humanities or digital history. Coding proficiency in Python or a similar language.

Apply online at For assistance with the on-line application process or to request an accommodation to enable application, contact OSU Human Resources, 106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078 or call 405-744-7401. Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category.

OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)