Head, Research Engagement
Position number: 00007997
The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Head, Research Engagement. The Research Engagement department engages with faculty members, researchers, and students across the full lifecycle of research and scholarship, offering dynamic services, spaces, and technologies to enable all forms of research, discovery, and learning, and connecting faculty and graduate students with a full suite of resources for research and teaching productivity. The department’s librarians collaborate with faculty and students on emerging technologies for research, visualization, data curation and management, bibliometrics, and computational analysis in an evolving scholarly communication environment. They build programs and partnerships that enhance research productivity and competitiveness, support interdisciplinary collaboration, foster inclusive spaces for early career researchers, and conduct research consultations. The Head, along with the Head of Collections & Research Strategy, reports to the Chief Strategist for Research Collaboration.
The Head, Research Engagement leads an engagement-centered program that supports research productivity through access to expert assistance, research-enhancing technologies, and innovative services across the lifecycle of research, scholarship, and pedagogy. S/He directs and coordinates the activities of the department, guides and oversees the professional development of staff, sets goals and objectives, and envisions strategies for engaging the research enterprise. The Head works to promote innovative, effective models for collaborating with and supporting researchers, identifying and introducing emerging research services to the community. S/He participates in library planning and serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams. NCSU librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field.
- ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or equivalent advanced degree
- Relevant professional experience in leading and managing research services, including personnel management/supervision
- Demonstrated success engaging and collaborating with faculty to support their research and teaching
- Knowledge of emerging models of research collaboration in library and academic environments, including data and visualization methods, tools, and technologies
- Demonstrated ability to lead projects and teams
- Relevant experience fostering interdisciplinary scholarship and partnerships
- Evidence of effective collaboration with a diverse population of faculty and students
- Excellent interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; and ability to represent the Libraries to university and external audiences
- Demonstrated record of ongoing professional development and contribution
- Experience partnering with faculty on grant proposals
- Demonstrated record of budget management and oversight
- Demonstrated experience collaborating with STEM disciplines
Salary and Benefits
The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience for this position. Librarians have non-tenure track faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include: 24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. See the Benefits and Leave Administration page for more information.
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable. Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website. For assistance with this process contact NCSU Libraries Personnel Services Office (919) 515-3522.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148.
- Greg Raschke Nomination Committee Chair, Associate Director for Collections and Scholarly Communication
- Christopher Erdmann Chief Strategist for Research Collaboration
- Sonoe Nakasone Lead Librarian for Metadata Technologies
- Hannah Rainey NCSU Libraries Fellow
- Jill Sexton Head, Information Technology
- John Vickery Analytics Coordinator and Collections & Research Librarian for Social Sciences
- Lisa Ruth Associate Head for Recruiting and Visitor Relations