DARIAH ERIC is calling for applications for a vacant VCC (Virtual Competence Centre) head position for:
VCC2 – Research and Education Liaison
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:
- work closely with the DARIAH Working Groups, monitor their activities and accredit new ones
- advise the DARIAH Board of Directors and the DARIAH Coordination Office in strategic matters
- participate in the annual DARIAH Strategic Days
- act in the Programme Committee of the DARIAH Annual Event
The JRC meets every two months virtually, and at least once in a year face to face.
Primarily, the VCC function is a great way to engage in DARIAH and to shape its future. We expect from the new VCC head affinity and experiences in the area she/he applies for (that is for VCC2 Research and Education), 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 in DARIAH member states. The candidate must be endorsed and supported by his/her home institution. The appointment is usually for 3 years and can be prolonged. Please be aware that in case of a selection, your engagement as VCC head will be formalised through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the institution you are affiliated with.
If you are interested, we advice you to 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 your activities as part of the JRC. In turn, this time and commitment is eligible as official contribution of your country to DARIAH (so-called in-kinds).
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 January 15, 2023. Please contact the DARIAH CIO Team if you have further questions (or need more time).