Good news - TASCHA is hiring! We are currently seeking a Senior Research 
Scientist. Please see the job description below. If this sounds like you, 
please apply. And please feel free to distribute to your networks widely.

Thank you,

Are you interested in creating transformation in public libraries? Do your 
ideas about how technology can be used for social change keep you up at night? 
Are you looking for an opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary group of 
people on issues that will impact both the library and international 
development fields?

The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA)<http://tascha.uw.edu/> at the 
University of Washington Information School<https://ischool.uw.edu/> is 
expanding our team. We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Research 
Scientist  who is passionate about research on public libraries, information 
and communication technologies (ICTs), and international development. The ideal 
candidate is curious, a risk-taker, thrives in a collaborative environment and 
working with open practices, and is committed to making a difference by 
advancing practice and policy, in addition to generating new knowledge.

As our new Senior Research Scientist, you'll have the unique opportunity to 
contribute to an exciting and evolving research agenda about public libraries, 
ICTs, and international development. In addition to working on center-wide 
priorities, we look forward to your fresh ideas and research interests that 
you'll be able to contribute and pursue.

If this is you, please apply 
 And by all means, please share through your networks.

Job description:

Research leadership

  *   Contribute to setting strategic research direction and priorities in 
collaboration with Director and other principal and senior scientists and 
faculty in TASCHA.
  *   Lead and collaborate on research projects assigned by the Director, 
including overseeing the work of other TASCHA and iSchool employees and 
  *   Contribute regularly to the research outputs of the Center
  *   Conduct both desk and field research, as appropriate to specific research 
  *   Prepare drafts and final reports of research projects for publication; 
disseminate research publications locally and internationally in a variety of 
  *   Maintain an active digital media presence, exhibiting thought leadership 
on issues of concern to TASCHA
  *   Produce policy and practitioner impact through engagement with 
appropriate stakeholders
  *   Collaborate on project planning and project administration and assume 
responsibility for the administrative duties relating to the research 
activities undertaken
  *   Participate in an active communications and engagement strategy.
  *   Identify venues to promote TASCHA to both the University community and 
external stakeholders.

Research development

  *   Assist the Director in liaising with potential donors and collaborators 
for the Center
  *   Develop grant proposals, as agreed upon with the Director, in 
collaboration with other faculty and research staff and/or collaborators at 
other institutions


  *   Attend iSchool and University meetings, retreats and planning days as 
  *   Participate in other iSchool community projects and activities as 

Minimum Requirements

  *   PhD in Library and Information Science or related field
  *   Demonstrated record of scholarship
  *   Demonstrated experience with a range of qualitative, quantitative and 
experimental research methods
  *   Demonstrated experience or strong interest in conducting field work in 
developing countries
  *   Demonstrated familiarity with public libraries, international 
development, and/or information and communication technologies
  *   Demonstrated success in working with diverse populations
  *   Strong research promise

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications 
except when there are legal requirements, such as 

Desired Qualifications

  *   Familiarity with public library related research and innovation
  *   Familiarity with technologies used in ICTD interventions
  *   Substantial research or living experience in a developing country

Click here for more information and to apply for this 

Melody Clark
Communications Manager
Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA)
University of Washington Information School
melcl...@uw.edu<mailto:melcl...@uw.edu> | 206.303.7910
Twitter: @taschagroup<https://twitter.com/taschagroup> | 

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