New York, NY
Ithaka promotes innovation in higher education by helping pioneering initiatives thrive. We also undertake projects to provide the academic community as a whole with new perspectives on our changing environment. Supported by the Mellon, Hewlett and Niarchos Foundations and affiliated with JSTOR and ARTstor, we are an entrepreneurially-minded organization that values teamwork, a collegial spirit, and collaboration.
The research group focuses on understanding academia’s transition to an electronic environment so that it can be managed most effectively. We provide actionable insights into the ways that new technologies affect the scholarly community, focusing specifically on the transition from a print to an electronic environment for research, teaching, publishing, and library collecting. We pursue research projects for which there is demonstrable demand, guided both by individual clients and an external advisory committee, and then share the findings broadly. We aim to be an engaged citizen of the academic community, making a positive impact on strategic decision-making across the sector. An overview of our work is available at www.ithaka.org/research.
We seek a talented, energetic Research Analyst to play an active role on the Research team. You will take principal day-to-day responsibility for one or more major research projects. Our research projects fall into three broad areas of interest:
* The transition from print to electronic formats for academic libraries and scholarly publishers;
* The changing information-services needs and practices of faculty members and students; and
* Technology-assisted forms of teaching and learning and the impacts they may have on higher education.
Through your work on these projects, you will make a direct contribution to the successful transformation of the higher education sector to a technology-rich environment. In support of this role, you will:
* Undertake a variety of different kinds of research (from interviews and document analysis to economic and survey techniques, depending on the project);
* Write reports and articles communicating findings and recommendations;
* Develop and maintain systems for organizing information gathered and knowledge generated;
* Speak publicly on your research and represent Ithaka at conferences and networking events;
* Travel regularly as needed.
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