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Head of Research Support Services
Position: Head of Research Support Services
Organization: University of North Texas
Location: Denton,  TX 
United States
Salary: Salary is dependent on experience with a minimum of $65,632.50 (Associate Librarian rank) and $72,632.50 (Librarian rank).
Posting Start Date: 12/14/2022
Date Posted: 12/14/2022
Requirements The Head of the Research Support Services department (RSS) administers, plans, organizes, and supervises the services of this department to achieve the strategic vision of the UNT Libraries. The Head of RSS must be an innovative, service-oriented visionary who coordinates the development of departmental goals and objectives to foster student and faculty use of UNT Libraries’ resources, collections, and advanced research support services. The individual in this position works to form close collaborative relationships with the Toulouse Graduate School, Office of Faculty Success, Center for Learning, Experimentation, Application and Research (CLEAR), Office of Research and Innovation, and other relevant groups at UNT to support advanced research initiatives.
The Head of RSS exercises broad independent judgment and authority under the general direction of the Associate Dean for Public Services. The RSS Head may serve as a liaison to other campus areas. The librarian serves on library and university committees and workgroups.   
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Responsible for leading the activities of the Research Support Services department
    • Provides leadership and direction in research support initiatives which includes areas in subject librarianship, online learning, data services, and scholarly communication
    • Supervises and evaluates a team of librarians affiliated with Research Support Services
    • Evaluates operations of the department to make the best use of technology, employee expertise, and resources
    • Develops departmental goals that support the Libraries’ Strategic Directions
    • Leads the department in providing excellent customer service
  • Serves on the Public Services Management Team and collaborates with other department heads to provide a cohesive experience for students, faculty, staff, and community
  • Stays current with developments in academic research support and services and scholarly communication issues
  • May provide reference services, consultations, guest lectures, and workshops
  • Leads initiatives in developing web content and library instructional materials, including subject guides, class pages, and videos
  • Fosters positive relations with faculty, students, and staff and promotes the University’s and Library’s commitment to diversity
  • Works to meet the requirements for service to the libraries, university, and the community
  • Works to meet the requirements for scholarly, creative, and professional activities
  • Maintains a collegial working relationship with other library departments, offices, and divisions
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information sciences, international equivalent, or any relevant advanced degree  
  • Minimum three years of supervisory experience
  • Minimum five years of experience providing reference/research services
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership, entrepreneurship, independent judgement, and initiative
  • Demonstrated management skills, including managing employees, scheduling, and budgeting
  • Strong understanding of researchers’ needs and activities, including research technologies, publication practices and standards, research sharing and access, scholarly impact, data management, and funding issues.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust priorities, set goals, manage time wisely, and make quick effective decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency with library and research technologies
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with faculty and administrators.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations in an academic setting
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Additional advanced degree or second master’s degree
  • Understanding of various research methods and strong analytical skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of subject librarianship, serving as a liaison, and supporting researchers in physical and virtual learning environments
  • Knowledge of current trends in academic research support
  • Experience with scholarly communication areas such as scholarly publishing, copyright, data management, digital scholarship, or scholarly impact
  • Experience using LibGuides, Canvas, or similar content management systems
  • Knowledge of assessment techniques and trends in academic libraries
  • Understanding of data services concepts and practices
We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleague develop these preferred skills. We strongly encourage those who are passionate about fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries to apply. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

To apply, please visit: https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/67107
Status: This listing expires on: 2/12/2023
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University of North Texas
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Denton,  TX 76203
United States
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Rachel McMullen