CITAP Executive Director

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
September 29, 2023
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Department Sch of Inform and Libr Science-370101

Career Area Academic Administration Posting Open Date 08/22/2023 Application Deadline 09/29/2023 Open Until Filled No Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF) Working Title CITAP Executive Director Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Position Number 20035447 Vacancy ID NF0007288 Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Permanent FTE 1 Hours per week 40 Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range Commensurate to Experience and Education Proposed Start Date 10/02/2023

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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) seeks to advance the profession and practice of librarianship and information science, to prepare students for careers in the field of information and library science, and to make significant contributions to the study of information. We educate innovative and responsible thinkers who will lead the information professions. These future leaders will be equipped to discover principles and impacts of information, create systems, techniques, and policies to advance information processes and services, and advance information creation, access, use, management and stewardship to improve the quality of life for diverse local, national, and global communities.

The School's programs are among the top ranked by the US News and World Report, and the School is internationally known for its outstanding research, teaching, and service. We offer multiple Bachelor, Masters, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees as well as a variety of dual degree, professional, certificate and online programs for personal enrichment at any stage of a students' academic career (https: // We are a proud interdisciplinary campus partner leading the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP); Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life (CITAP); and The Knowledge Trust. We have proudly staffed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Library since 1975.

The Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP) is an interdisciplinary research and training program that plays a key role in fulfilling UNC-Chapel Hill's commitment to improving human health through health informatics research, data sharing, development, and education. We draw faculty, health care professionals, and students from across the UNC campus to conduct basic and translational research and to offer graduate training in health informatics for scientists across the disciplines and for clinicians in medicine, nursing, public health, dentistry, and pharmacy.

The Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life (CITAP) is a research center dedicated to understanding the growing impact of the internet, social media, and other forms of digital information sharing in the context of the people who design, use, and govern them. CITAP conducts original research that illuminates how people, technology, and power intersect. Our topics of study include: how inequalities are coded into new technology systems, networked communities and how people come together online, platform governance, and identity and disinformation. We take a holistic approach grounded in history, society, culture, and politics to the study of technology platforms and information systems.

Located in Research Triangle Park (RTP), SILS provides professional library services to the EPA's largest research facility, where investigators focus on air pollution and its effects on human health and the ecosystem. The Library's collections and services provide exposure to and experience with a wide range of materials, including biomedical, toxicological, and chemical information; engineering literature; government documents; and basic management and computer information. The EPA-RTP Library internship has been a cornerstone of the library's service model since 1975. The library is staffed by a mixture of full-time professional librarians and up to eight graduate student interns.

Position Summary

Located in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life (CITAP) is an interdisciplinary center that brings together principal investigators from SILS, the Hussman School of Journalism and Media, and the College of Arts and Science's Department of Communication to address the roles mediated information plays in globally connected, digitally mediated social systems. CITAP's research team of faculty, postdoctoral researchers, visiting faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students will research questions of relevance to information quality, with a particular focus on algorithms, misinformation, polarization, propaganda, and political institutions. CITAP will also work closely with the School of Law and the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy. CITAP is committed to making research and data publicly available to inform technological development, journalistic best practices, and policymaking.

Reporting to the SILS Dean, the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life (CITAP) is seeking a dynamic, motivated Executive Director (ED) to provide innovative and visionary leadership for a research center examining issues of democracy, technology, and society at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The ED will provide strategic leadership to advance CITAP's goals. To this end, s/he will collaborate with the CITAP Principal Investigators to determine and realize strategic research and outreach priorities, as well as represent CITAP's mission and research to a broad set of audiences including academics, media, and the public. The ED will set development goals and interface with existing and potential funders. The ED is also responsible for the day-to-day operations of CITAP, including supervising staff, coordinating faculty and students, fundraising, strategic planning, budget management, communications, and internal and external programming. This is not a research position, and the ED is not expected to conduct original research.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity or comparable background in independent academic or instructional activities, will accept a relevant Bachelor's degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. This experience may be related to the direction/oversight of programs that focus the academic and research resources of a higher education institution towards community or regional issues.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Demonstrated leadership skills as well as the ability to think, plan, and execute strategically Ability to manage a team or program effectively, establish objectives and priorities, and achieve individual and team goals Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, multi stakeholder projects and plan and manage events Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks Experience managing budgets Understanding of the environment and culture of a competitive public research University Outstanding oral and written communication skills, including public speaking

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Experience with fundraising and development MA/MS, JD, or PhD preferred, in communication, sociology, computer science, information science, political science, information policy, public policy, journalism, or related field desired. Understanding of social science research methods, including quantitative, qualitative, interpretive, and computational approaches. Ability to travel nationally and internationally from Chapel Hill to represent CITAP as needed at conferences and stakeholder meetings. Strong understanding of the social impact of modern digital technology. Experience working with universities, academic research, civil society organizations, technology companies, and major foundations. Demonstrated record of securing funding through development and grant writing. Experience with donor and foundation relations, donor cultivation, and identifying new sources of funding. Operational and programmatic experience. Experience planning and coordinating events or initiatives, including logistics, promotion, and outreach. Conducting internal and external communications, such as social media, newsletters, and web content. Experience leading knowledgeable subject matter experts. Leadership experience in:fundraising, development, or philanthropy as well as successful grant writing. non-profit, advocacy, government, or civil society organizations.policy or project management within technology corporations; or an academic research department, institute, or center.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority in accordance with the Clery Act. This position will be required to report Clery crimes to the Clery Compliance Manager and complete annual training about reporting responsibilities.

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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