Research Librarian for Business, Education, & Data Literacy
Position number: 00105545
The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Research Librarian for Business, Education, & Data Literacy 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, along with a full suite of resources for research and teaching productivity. Research Engagement 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. This position reports to the Head of Digital Research Education & Training.
- Serves as liaison to the Poole College of Management, the College of Education, and other affinity departments.
- Collaborates with faculty and students on research, embedded and innovative pedagogy, workshops, projects, and grants.
- Designs and teaches specialized workshops and seminars that incorporate complex, rapidly evolving research and collaboration tools, high-tech spaces, and data services.
- Provides expert services for faculty, students, and staff across the research lifecycle including information discovery, data management, visualization, research tools, and scholarly communication.
- Fosters collaboration and interdisciplinary interactions among faculty and other stakeholders by engaging with interdisciplinary research teams.
- Serves as one of two official representatives for the NCSU Libraries to the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).
- Collaborates with Collections & Research Strategy librarians in ongoing 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.
- 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 business, education, or a related discipline.
- Familiarity with or interest in data analysis.
- Knowledge of emerging trends in research services including data science, visualization, impact metrics, and/or research computing.
- Ability to support 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 creatively and effectively both as a team member and independently.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
- Ability to be proactive, flexible, and collaborative, working across multiple locations in an exciting, 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.
- Advanced degree in business, education, or a related discipline.
- Demonstrated success in faculty and student engagement.
- Understanding of trends in data management throughout the research lifecycle, including the creation, processing, analysis, preservation, access, and reuse of research data.
- Demonstrated knowledge of open research practices and incentives, and open data tools and sources.
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.
- Mira Waller Nomination Committee Chair, Interim Department Head, Research Engagement
- Jennifer Garrett Head of Digital Research Education & Training
- William Langston Student Success and Engagement Librarian
- Colin Nickels NCSU Libraries Fellow
- Markus Wust Digital Research and Scholarship Librarian
- Lisa Ruth Associate Head for Recruiting and Visitor Relations