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Associate Director Qualitative Data Repository

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Syracuse University
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The Associate Director is responsible for managing repository operations in accordance with the vision of the QDR Director. Specifically, s/he builds timelines for, manages, and assures continued progress of all initiatives and projects related to web site content (drafting, revising, and overseeing publication) and data management (overseeing the data deposit, curation, and publication processes). S/he also designs and implements creative strategies to recruit QDR users and to encourage the deposit and download of data to/from QDR, and manages interactions with QDR users and (eventually) member institutions. This highly visible position requires close coordination with all QDR technical and non-technical staff; networking within the U.S. and international data science communities to strategically insert QDR into existing networks and conversations; and interaction with social scientists from across the United States and around the world. This is an opportunity to take part in developing and building an important aspect of the U.S. data-management infrastructure.


Master’s or PhD in Library Science, Information Science, Library and Information Science, or Data Science

Strong background in a social science/humanities discipline with a tradition of generating and using qualitative data (e.g., Political Science, Sociology, History, or Anthropology) strongly preferred – OR – Master’s or PhD in a social science with a demonstrably strong background in data management, information science, and/or data science.

In addition to the specialized skill set implied by the credentials listed above, an ability to take initiative and be a self-starter; to work independently and creatively to implement project goals and objectives; to work as part of a team; to have outstanding communication skills, in particular, excellent writing skills; the ability to interact effectively with an international community of scholars, students and practitioners; the ability to function in multiple roles and manage complex tasks; and to have management-level administrative experience in an academic setting.

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In addition to submitting an online application, a resume, cover letter and a list of professional references must be attached for full consideration.

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