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Associate Director of ICPSR

Posted: 10/31/2016 (Employment)

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) seeks to appoint an Associate Director to participate in ICPSR’s leadership and to manage its collection development and dissemination activities. The Associate Director will provide senior leadership in partnership with ICPSR’s Director and will manage a portfolio of internally and externally-funded projects that acquire data, prepare them for future research, and provide guidance to the research community in best practices for data collection, access, and preservation. She or he will also work closely with the members of ICPSR’s governing Council. This position involves the direct supervision of ICPSR’s research staff, archivists, and curation team, with a staff of over 75 and annual budget of $10 million. The Associate Director will work with ICPSR staff and the research community to develop new archival collections, interact with current and prospective sponsors, and write grant proposals and applications. The Associate Director has general oversight of the management and budget of the ICPSR archive.

The Associate Director will lead the implementation of innovative archival activities at ICPSR and engage in her or his own research, in collaboration with researchers at ICPSR or elsewhere.
The individual will hold a senior research faculty appointment in ICPSR and the Institute for Social Research. The selected candidate’s qualifications will determine the level. The position may be a joint appointment with other units within the Institute for Social Research (Center for Political Studies, Population Studies Center, Research Center for Group Dynamics, and Survey Research Center) or another academic unit of the University of Michigan. ICPSR offers a competitive total compensation package, with full University of Michigan benefits.

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Location: University of Michigan