Research Librarian for Engineering & Entrepreneurship
Position number: 00007695
The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Research Librarian for Engineering & Entrepreneurship in the Research Engagement department. The 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 position is based at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library and reports to the Department Head, Research Engagement.
- Serves as liaison to the Colleges of Engineering and Textiles, the Entrepreneurship Initiative, and other affinity STEM departments; plans and delivers innovative, responsive library services to faculty and students in those disciplines.
- Provides expert services for faculty, staff, and students across the research lifecycle including information discovery, data curation, visualization, research computing, and scholarly communication.
- Identifies trends in research practices in engineering, textiles, and entrepreneurship and recommends strategies for aligning library services accordingly.
- Fosters collaboration and interdisciplinary interactions among faculty and other stakeholders by supporting and collaborating with interdisciplinary research teams.
- Provides instruction on research skills and data literacy to students in the sciences and engineering and engages in ongoing development and implementation of innovative pedagogical practices.
- Collaborates with Collections & Research Strategy librarians in collection development and assessment activities.
- In collaboration with research administration at NC State, advises researchers in evaluation of grant opportunities including meeting funder and university requirements for providing public access to publications and data resulting from research.
- Works closely with library colleagues to support research and scholarship by providing consultation on using scholarly resources, technologies, and the NCSU Libraries’ technology-rich spaces.
- Participates in library planning; 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.
- Academic preparation or relevant work experience in engineering or related discipline.
- Demonstrated success in faculty and student engagement.
- Knowledge of the needs of faculty and researchers across the lifecycle of research, teaching, and learning.
- Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to work effectively both as a team member and independently.
- Ability to be proactive, flexible, and collaborative, working across multiple locations in an ambiguous, future-oriented environment, and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
- Commitment to fostering a diverse educational and professional environment and demonstration of the ability to work with a diverse population.
- Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution.
- Degree in engineering or related discipline.
- Experience or interest in supporting entrepreneurial business plans through activities such as patent searching and market research.
- Awareness of open research practices and incentives.
- Knowledge of emerging research services trends including data science, visualization, impact metrics, or research computing.
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.
- Hilary Davis Nomination Committee Chair, Department Head, Collections & Research Strategy
- Mira Waller Nomination Committee Chair, Interim Department Head, Research Engagement
- Alex Carroll Research Librarian for Engineering and Biotechnology
- Bertha Chang Acting Associate Head, Collections & Research Strategy
- Bret Davidson Associate Head, Digital Library Initiatives
- Mohan Ramaswamy Associate Head, Research Engagement and Graduate Services
- Erica Hayes NCSU Libraries Fellow
- Hannah Rainey NCSU Libraries Fellow