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Cameron Seib
Program Assistant
University of Washington | Information School
On Fri Mar 31 16:14:09 2017, wrote:


  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) ( at
  the University of Washington Information School (
  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 tasks

    * 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 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 opportunity 


  Melody Clark

  Communications Manager

  Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA)

  University of Washington Information School ( | 206.303.7910

  Twitter: @taschagroup ( | @melodyrclark 
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