DARIAH-EU is calling for applications for three vacant VCC (Virtual Competence Centre) head positions for:
VCC1 – e-Infrastructure
VCC2 – Research and Education Liaison
VCC4 – Advocacy, Impact and Outreach
Main tasks and responsibilities of VCC heads
Together with DARIAH’s Chief Integration Officer, all VCC heads form the Joint Research Committee (JRC), one of the operational bodies in the DARIAH governance.
The JRC organises the scientific and technical integration of DARIAH activities. More particular its members:
The JRC meets bi-monthly virtually, and at least once in a year face to face. Another important task of a VCC head is to work closely with the DARIAH Working Groups, monitor their activities and accredit new ones.
We expect from the new VCC heads affinity and experiences in the area she/he applies for (VCC1, VCC2 or VCC4), next to innovative ideas on the directions the DARIAH community should go to and how.
Who should apply
We solicit applications from interested individuals from DARIAH partner institutions. The position of a VCC head is linked to the engagement of a DARIAH partner institution within a DARIAH member country (to be called the VCC Chair) and usually means a commitment of 3 years. Please be aware that in case of a selection, your responsibility is formalised with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with your institution.
If interested, we advice you explore the in-principle support of your home institution. Please also note that this appointment is not a paid position. The MoU ensures that your institution will give you time to the extent of approximately 180 hours per year to fulfill the tasks. In turn, work for the JRC is eligible as official contribution of your country to DARIAH (so-called in-kinds). Primarily, the VCC function is a great way to engage in DARIAH and to shape its future.
Application and Selection Procedure
The decision process on these positions is as follows: The Joint Research Committee reviews the applications within 2 weeks and forwards its suggestions to the Board of Directors. The new VCC heads are appointed by the Board of Directors. The decision will be communicated in writing, after that your institution signs the Memorandum of Understanding.
If you are interested, please send an application containing a CV and a half page motivation letter to email@example.com by June 30, 2022. Please contact the DARIAH CIO Team if you have further questions (or need more time).