Director, Research Data Service
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor, University Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Position Available: The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.
Responsibilities: The Director of the Research Data Service provides leadership and direction for the newly-established campus-wide Research Data Service (RDS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The RDS is a campus-wide service headquartered in the University Library that provides support to researchers to manage, preserve, and make their data accessible to the research community. The RDS provides support for campus researchers, colleges, research centers and groups, in partnership with the University of Illinois Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR), CITES (Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services), NCSA (National Center for Supercomputing Applications), Office of the Provost, and GSLIS (Graduate School of Library and Information Science).
The Director is responsible for leadership, management, and planning for the programmatic, administrative, and operational activities of the RDS for the University. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Research and Technology, the Director works closely with campus committees and groups that provide advice and oversight for RDS programs and services. The Director leads an implementation and operational group of faculty and staff, and consults regularly with faculty and staff across the campus stakeholder units, as well as the Library, on the development of the RDS. The initial emphasis of the position will be to: plan and identify program objectives and scope; formulate program goals, policies, and processes; identify staffing, operational, and resource needs; and implement the operational elements of the RDS.