University of Kentucky, College of Arts and Sciences
Chief Information Officer for the College
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Kentucky, United States|
|Position:||Administrator, Full Professor, Tenure Track Faculty|
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky seeks an innovative, energetic, and forward-thinking faculty leader to serve as Chief Information Officer for the College. The CIO will provide leadership for digital initiatives within the college and academic direction and oversight for the HIVE, the College unit that blends Creative and Technical Services. The CIO will be in charge of initiating and facilitating digital projects—scholarly and educational—in the College. As such, the CIO will have the opportunity to launch forward-looking programs in such areas as electronically-mediated instruction, multidisciplinary science education, data-driven research, online degree programs, digital humanities and social sciences, or the provision of creative services. The CIO will also be charged with conceptually and technically supporting the major digital efforts of College departments and faculty. The CIO will be tenured as a full or associate professor in a department within the College. In addition to being expected to pursue creative digital initiatives, he or she will also be expected to continue as an active scholar and to teach. The teaching load is negotiable. A PhD in any of the disciplines covered under Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky is required.
We are looking for an individual with extensive experience in leading a major digital scholarly or educational project, program, and/or center. We are also looking for someone with inventive ideas about new projects and programs and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration. Other desired characteristics include substantive administrative experience; work with national and international professional organizations, standards groups, and funding bodies; experience with learning technologies; external grant funding success; and knowledge of cyberinfrastructures and their possibilities.
The College of Arts and Sciences comprises seventeen departments and over a dozen interdisciplinary programs. The HIVE has a full time staff of eighteen and a general funds budget over $1.5M. Arts and Sciences is the largest college at the University of Kentucky, teaching more than half of all student credit hours. It has 470 faculty members. The College was an early leader in digital humanities and is deeply involved in using technology to enhance pedagogy and research. A&S is committed to developing the cyberinfrastructure required to fully support research and teaching in the digital age.
Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Recently ranked as one of the safest, most creative, and the brainiest cities in the nation, Lexington is an ideal location to experience the work-life balance that the University strives to provide to its employees.
The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse geographical region. It is committed to becoming one of the top public institutions in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Please send CV and a letter of interest to ASCIOSearch@uky.edu Position open until filled. Review of applications will begin on December 2, 2013.