[Asis-l] Associate Director for Research Center -- Position at University of North Texas

Moen, William William.Moen at unt.edu
Fri Oct 24 10:50:40 EDT 2008

Associate Director, Texas Center for Digital Knowledge
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas

The Texas Center for Digital Knowledge (TxCDK) is an official center of the University of North Texas and is housed in the College of Information, Library Science, and Technologies. TxCDK is a dynamic, entrepreneurial-oriented research and service organization focusing on digital knowledge in the networked environment. Established in 2000, its mission is to stimulate and support interdisciplinary research and projects encompassing theoretical frameworks and practical applications that can enhance the creation, storage, organization, retrieval, use, and evaluation of information in a wide variety of digital formats. The Center is comprised of members who conduct research and carry out projects related to its mission. For more information on TxCDK go to http://www.txcdk.org.

The work of the Associate Director is aligned with the nature, focus, and needs of TxCDK and its contribution to the broader UNT research enterprise and service activities. The Associate Director reports to the Director of the Center and has responsibilities in five key areas:
* research and grant development support
* planning and evaluation
* administration and management
* fiscal management
* marketing, outreach and building and maintaining collaborative relationships

The Associate Director also supports the Center's interdisciplinary focus through active engagement with and initiation of communication among relevant disciplines and units on the campus. The Associate Director anticipates organizational needs, establishes priorities, and completes project tasks independently under pressure of competing deadlines. A primary responsibility for this position is to support and work with Center members to increase their research activities and is expected to find efficient and effective methods for carrying out responsibilities.

The position requires an earned Master's degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Information Science or a related discipline; demonstrated experience in research proposal development and grant writing and/or experience in research projects. Candidates must have demonstrated experience in the development and administration of effective, innovative programs to broaden research awareness and enhance funding opportunities.

Successful candidates will possess the following:
* research skills
* analytical skills
* evaluation and problem-solving skills
* effective management, leadership, and decision-making skills
* strong organizational, time management, and planning skills
* excellent written and oral communication skills
* ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information and material
* reliable and results-oriented and able to produce high quality deliverables
* proficiency with Microsoft Office Suites applications

Ph.D. and three or more years experience in administration and management. Proven track record of funded research highly preferred.

Applicants will submit CV, cover letter and three professional references with on-line application to: https://jobs.unt.edu

UNT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

William Moen, Ph.D.
Director, Texas Center for Digital Knowledge (TxCDK)
Associate Professor, Department of Library and Information Sciences
College of Information, Library Science, and Technologies
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle 311068, Denton, Texas 76203-5017
Email: William.Moen at unt.edu
Website: http://www.unt.edu/wmoen
Voice: 940-565-2473 (TxCDK) or 565-3563 (LIS)
Fax: 940-565-3101

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