University of York Jobs - AD Digital Scholarships 2023

Department: Student and Academic Services
Salary: £53,353 – £61,823 per year

This is an opportunity to take the helm of the digital teams within Library, Archives and Learning Services at a time of exciting transformation. As Assistant Director of Digital Scholarship, Skills and Innovation, you will drive forward digital innovation and lead the Digital Scholarship, Skills and Innovation teams in delivering an enhanced, integrated student and staff digital experience.

Our Roadmap for 2030 sets an ambitious direction for digital activity within the Library. We aim to make our Collections fully accessible online in a variety of formats, including computational access. We are also increasing our support for digital humanities and digital creativity; both key cross-disciplinary research themes at York. 

The team has an excellent reputation for supporting staff, students and researchers in the development of digital skills for day-to day tools (Google, Zoom etc), and is now exploring cutting edge technologies (VR, AR, etc)  in the Creativity Lab and in the student focused YorCreate (Makerspace). 

The role is part of the Senior Leadership Team within the Library, Archives and Learning Services and will help set the overall direction for the Services as well as also playing a role in wider University initiatives. You will be passionate about people and digital, adept at building relationships, and take pride in providing quality services for all. 

For more information about the Library see

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • Level 6 qualification. (Qualifications at this level include a degree. Please view the full list). We also welcome applicants with equivalent non-uk qualifications or equivalent professional experience. 
  • Excellent knowledge of digital scholarship, digital skills and digital library sphere and the role of the library within these.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the changing HE environment, especially the role of digital technologies and the impact on scholarship, teaching and learning  
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of how to provide and make accessible resources and collections including library and archival collections online 
  • Highly competent in managing and guiding a large number of projects under multiple programmes to ensure sustained progress and success 
  • Ability to work under pressure, to find innovative and practical solutions to problems; to take decisions; to involve all members of the team in the delivery of user focussed high quality services.

Interview date: TBC

For informal enquiries: please contact Kirsty Lingstadt [email protected] 

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as  Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We also encourage applications from women for senior roles. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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