I am pleased to announce that Ball State University Libraries is seeking to hire a Digital Scholarship Strategist to work in our Digital Scholarship and Special Collections unit!
The Digital Scholarship Strategist at Ball State University Libraries is vital member of the Digital Scholarship and Special Collections unit of University Libraries, providing innovative leadership to support digital scholarship and research on campus. The Strategist will play a crucial role in advancing the work of the Ball State University Digital Scholarship Lab, launched in 2016 to support research at Ball State University by hosting education programming, providing grant support, and developing collaborative partnerships between scholars, librarians, and technologists to create original works of digital scholarship. Additionally, the Strategist will work independently to advance scholarly inquiry and develop digital scholarship literacy through campus outreach, providing new and emerging services that support undergraduate, graduate, and faculty research and learning.
Ball State University has developed a reputation as a leader in the field of digital scholarship, with its faculty and librarians contributing to What Middletown Read and The Buffalo Bill Project, both identified by the National Endowment for the Humanities as being among the 50 most impactful projects funded by the agency from 1965 to 2015. The Strategist will enable the Libraries and the University to help bolster this already-strong reputation, creating a supportive and collaborative environment to foster further innovation and learning through digital scholarship.
The Strategist will provide collaborative leadership to support digital scholarship on the campus of Ball State University, working with faculty in planning and developing innovative research and publishing using digital tools; provide project management and direction, recommend digital tools and platforms, and engage in campus outreach and instruction to support the creation of impactful, effective, and sustainable digital scholarship created by Digital Scholarship Lab fellows and University scholars.
For a full job description and to submit an application, please visit this link on the Ball State University employment opportunities site: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/10810 Please note that applications can only be accepted via this link/site.
I’m excited for the opportunity to welcome this new employee to my department, and I look forward to providing an innovative, supportive, and inclusive work environment that will support the selected candidate to thrive in their work and career.
Assistant Dean for Digital Scholarship and Special Collections
Ball State University Libraries