[Air-L] Exec Director Job at Center for Information, Technology & Public Life at UNC
Alice E. Marwick
amarwick at gmail.com
Wed Dec 11 13:44:19 PST 2019
The new Center for Information, Technology & Public Life (CITAP) at UNC is
hiring for an Executive Director position.
CITAP's Principal Researchers are Deen Freelon, Zeynep Tufekci, Alice
Marwick and Daniel Kreiss. We are open to candidates with a wide variety of
backgrounds, and a PhD is not required. This is a great opportunity for
someone looking for an alt-ac job or someone in policy, tech, or
Please forward to anyone you think might be interested. The job is located
in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Located in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), the Center
for Information, Technology, and Public Life (CITAP) is an
interdisciplinary center that brings together principal investigators
from SILS, the Hussman School of Journalism and Media, and the College of
Arts and Science’s Department of Communication to address the roles
mediated information plays in globally connected, digitally-mediated social
systems. CITAP’s research team of faculty, postdoctoral researchers,
visiting faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students will research
questions of relevance to information quality, with a particular focus on
algorithms, misinformation, polarization, propaganda, and political
institutions. CITAP will also work closely with the School of Law and
the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy. CITAP is committed to making
research and data publicly available to inform technological development,
journalistic best practices, and policymaking.
Reporting to the SILS Dean, the Center for Information, Technology, and
Public Life (CITAP) is seeking a dynamic, motivated Executive Director (ED)
to provide innovative and visionary leadership for a new research center
examining issues of democracy, technology, and society at the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The ED will provide strategic leadership to advance CITAP’s goals. To this
end, s/he will collaborate with the CITAP Principal Investigators to
determine and realize strategic research and outreach priorities, as well
as represent CITAP’s mission and research to a broad set of audiences
including academics, media, and the public. The ED will set development
goals and interface with existing and potential funders. The ED is also
responsible for the day-to-day operations of the CITAP, including
supervising staff, coordinating faculty and students, fundraising,
strategic planning, budget management, communications, and internal and
external programming. This is not a research position and the ED is not
expected to conduct original research.
Principal Functions for the position are: Strategic planning and
programming (20%), Revenue Generation (45%), Communications (20%) and
supervision of staff, coordinating faculty and students (15%)
This position is contingent on CITAP funds. The current funding for the
program totals $9.85 million across 6 years.
-MA/MS, JD, or PhD preferred, in communication, sociology, computer
science, information science, political science, information policy, or
related field desired.
-Ability to secure funding for center through fundraising and grant writing
-Experience with project and event management
-Understanding of social science research methods, including qualitative,
interpretive, and computational approaches
-Ability to travel nationally and internationally from Chapel Hill to
represent CITAP as needed at conferences and stakeholder meetings.
-Outstanding oral and written communication skills including public speaking
-The ideal candidate has experience working with academic research, civil
society organizations, technology companies, and major foundations, with a
record of successful development/fundraising.
-A strong understanding of the social consequences of modern digital
technology is preferred.
-Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of issues around technology and
society including communication, marketing, and/or social media
-Prefer 5-10 years of experience in:
*fundraising, development, or philanthropy as well as successful grant
*non-profit, advocacy, government, or civil society organizations;
*policy or project management within technology corporations; or
*an academic research department, institute, or center.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and
affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability,
gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national
origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected
Alice E. Marwick, PhD (she/her)
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication
Principal Researcher, Center for Information, Technology and Public Life
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
amarwick at gmail.com
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