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 here 
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 formats

  *  Maintain an active digital media presence, exhibiting thought leadership
    on issues of concern to TASCHA

  *  Produce policy and practitioner impact through engagement with appropriate

  *  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 opportunity 


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) | @melodyrclark 

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