Head of Department Digital Resource Management (1.0 fte) - University Library EUR

Head of Department Digital Resource Management (1.0 fte) - University Library EUR

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1 Mar 22 Mar Rotterdam

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The department of Digital Resource Management is responsible for managing all systems and applications for which the library operates as system owner. In addition, the department also manages the knowledge base of the library and its underlying metadata models. The department provides knowledge and capacity on IT development to the other departments and projects.

Job description

At the library of the Erasmus University, the digital transformation is nearly complete: 95% of the collection is sourced digitally and 99% of our usage is fully digital. Additionally, the library is the linchpin in collecting, managing, and presenting its own academic output: scholarly publications, data sets, learning resources, and academic heritage. Our challenge for the coming period is to integrate data from different resources and to make it seamlessly retrievable in the working environment of our users.

The department (12 FTE) consists of a team of metadata specialists, a team of functional administrators and a team of IT consultants/developers. The department members are experienced professionals, who are more in need of guidance than firm direction. You guide them in their personal development and ensure that they can work as a team. As Head of Digital Resource Management, you will also be part of the library's management team.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


  • At least three years of relevant management experience
  • A clear vision on data management, based on your knowledge and experience in information management
  • You have a structured way of working, and preferably experience with process- and project management methods (Lean, Agile, Prince2)
  • Good command of the Dutch and English language (at least C1-level)

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year, with possibility of permanent employment.

We offer a dynamic work environment with plenty of room for personal initiatives and excellent terms of employment in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU).


Employment will be for a period of 1 year with the prospect of a permanent appointment. The start date of this position is as soon as possible, and you will be based at the University Library in Rotterdam. The position is for 1.0] FTE. The salary is dependent on your experience and knowledge and ranges from a minimum of €4.629, - monthly gross wage] to a maximum of €5.943, - gross per month on a fulltime basis, in accordance with scale 12 of the CAO-NU. In addition, we offer an 8% holiday allowance, an end-of-year payment of 8.3%, and a very generous paid leave scheme. Furthermore, EUR is affiliated with ABP for the pension provision, and we offer partially paid parental leave, fully paid extended birth leave for partners, a personal career budget, work-life balance coaches, discounted collective health insurance, and more. As an employee, you can also use EUR facilities such as the University library and receive a discount on subscriptions for the Erasmus sports center.

Erasmus University Rotterdam aspires to be an equitable and inclusive community. We nurture an open culture, where everyone is supported to fulfill their full potential. We see inclusivity of talent as the basis of our successes, and the diversity of perspectives and people as a highly valued outcome. EUR provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, functional impairment, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.


Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research, as expressed in our mission ‘Creating positive societal impact’. EUR is home to 3.700 academics and professionals and almost 33.000 students from more than 140 countries. Everything we do, we do under the credo The Erasmian Way – Making Minds Matter. We’re global citizens, connecting, entrepreneurial, open-minded, and socially involved. These Erasmian Values function as our internal compass and create EUR’s distinctive and recognizable profile. From these values, with a broad perspective and with an eye for diversity, different backgrounds and opinions, our employees work closely together to solve societal challenges from the dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. Thanks to the high quality and positive societal impact of our research and education, EUR can compete with the top European universities. www.eur.nl.


University Library

The University Library has an open culture: collaboration, working based on trust and taking responsibility are important to us. The Library is the content manager of the University and helps researchers and students to create and spread knowledge.


  • Research, development, innovation; Education; IT; Policy and staff; Management
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • €4629—€5943 per month
  • University graduate
  • EUR/UB/20220301/2


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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