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University of California, Davis — University Librarian and Vice Provost, Digital Scholarship

UC Davis is seeking its next University Librarian and Vice Provost, Digital Scholarship to lead and implement a strategic vision providing the highest quality support for university research, education, patient care, and community engagement. Ranked among the top research libraries in North America by the Association of Research Libraries, the Library is the heart of intellectual life at the University of California, Davis, where it advances, inspires, and supports information gathering, inquiry, and knowledge in all forms. The University Librarian and Vice Provost, Digital Scholarship reports to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor. 

Candidates will demonstrate experience and success in the following areas:

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in providing effective library and information services to support am university’s mission of teaching, research and public service.
  • Significant experience and knowledge of state-of-the-art developments in advanced technologies and successful implementation of IT-based services, such as networked information technologies, library information databases and systems, academic and enterprise information computing, and digital library systems.
  • Solid understanding of emerging technological advances and their ability to transform and enhance research and education as well as library and information services. Understanding of research and current trends in scholarly communication, data science and data curation, familiarity with issues involved in intellectual property rights, and business models for digital scholarship.
  • Entrepreneurial experience and a record of success obtaining external funding through grants and resource development. Appropriate knowledge and experience in finance and budgeting. Equally strong experience with philanthropic fundraising, including donor cultivation and stewardship.
  • Ability to conceive, articulate, and implement a vision for the future of library resources and services, and digital scholarship programs and services.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills; outstanding analytical and interpersonal skills; demonstrated skills in leadership, conflict resolution, problem solving, team building, and organizational effectiveness; and the ability to plan and provide leadership in the very dynamic environment of a university.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion with measurable impact and accomplishments in this space. Ability to lead in a multicultural equal opportunity workplace environment.
  • Skills to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies, including working in a unionized environment.
  • Strong collaboration and partnership building skills. Ability to promote a collegial and welcoming work environment that fosters excellence, opportunity, and creativity; ability to be an effective spokesperson for the UC Davis Library and a fully contributing member of the UC Davis senior leadership team.
  • A Master of Science in Library and Information Science or other advanced degree is required.

The University Librarian and Vice Provost, Digital Scholarship annual salary range is between $204,000 and $356,000. The budgeted annual salary that UC Davis reasonably expects to pay for this position is from $280,000 to $315,000. Actual base salary will be dependent on an individual’s skills, experience, and qualifications.  

UC Davis has retained Spencer Stuart to assist in this recruitment. To nominate an individual or express personal interest, please use the confidential search mailbox