University Library: Head, Research Support Services, Assoc.-Full Librarian (Open Until Filled; Initial Review 10/5/16)
Open date: August 5th, 2016
Last review date: October 5th, 2016
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2017
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The University of California, Santa Cruz, (UCSC) invites applications from forward-thinking, enthusiastic, and collegial leaders to be the Head of the Research Support Services Department (RSS). UC Santa Cruz is one of the 10 preeminent research campuses within the University California system. Our faculty members work in state-of-the-art research facilities to create an atmosphere of revolutionary discovery. We are developing the leaders of tomorrow, people who will be active in all sectors of society and the world. The words and actions of our community are guided by the Principles of Community, where we strive to be diverse, open, purposeful, caring, just, disciplined, and celebrative. We value and support every person in an atmosphere of civility, honesty, cooperation, professionalism, and fairness. We are seeking a successful communicator with a record of engaged and collaborative leadership in teaching, research, and collections support.Lead the department in cultivating its role in support of scholarly communication (open access, new modes of scholarly publishing, open educational resources, copyright, data related research services).
The RSS Department at the UCSC University Library develops and provides online and in-person teaching and research support for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. RSS librarians contribute to the identification and provision of collection support needs of the UC Santa Cruz campus community by serving as divisional liaisons to the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical & Biological Sciences, and Engineering divisions.
Under the general supervision of the Associate University Librarian (AUL), Collections & Services, the Head of Research Support Services is responsible for leading and managing four professionals in the areas of:
Department & Library Leadership
Lead the department in developing the role of RSS divisional liaisons.
Serve as an active and contributing member of the Library Management Group.
Serve on relevant University of California and local committees and groups.
Campus & Library Community Outreach and Support
Identify opportunities for and lead RSS outreach initiatives to traditional and non-traditional library partners in student and faculty support.
Partner and collaborate with colleagues within Collections & Services and across the library in support of student learning, faculty teaching, and collections support.
Lead in the marketing and communication of RSS department services to the campus community and library partners.
Actively support and promote library-wide services.
Teaching & Collections Support
Lead and collaborate in the development, design, and implementation of methodologies and tools in support of online and in-person research and teaching support.
Provide leadership and collaborate in the design, implementation, and maintenance of tools and services for collections support.
Lead the RSS Department in keeping current with campus collection support needs; facilitate communication of campus collection support needs to the AUL, Collections & Services.
Depending on subject expertise, serve as a contributing member of the Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences and/or Physical & Biological Sciences/Engineering divisional teaching and collections support teams.
Lead the RSS Department in divisional needs assessment activities.
Collaborate with campus and library partners to assess the impact of RSS services and support to the campus community.
Additionally, librarians at the University of California Santa Cruz are members of the Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC). Research, publication, and/or service to the University and profession are expected for continuing advancement.
RANK: Associate or Full Librarian, Potential Career
SALARY: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited institution or master's degree (or equivalent foreign degree) with emphasis on current, innovative pedagogical methods
Experience managing and leading teams of professionals, including goal setting and evaluation.
Demonstrated experience in leading and participating in outreach initiatives/programs
Extensive teaching support experience
Demonstrated research support experience
Demonstrated experience in partnering with faculty in integrating research methods into coursework
Experience with implementing assessment methodologies
Experience with teaching and/or presenting about scholarly communication issues (open access, copyright, data management, and digital initiatives)
Doctorate degree (or equivalent foreign degree) with emphasis on current, innovative pedagogical methods
Project management experience
Demonstrated collection support/collections liaison support experience
Extensive teaching and outreach experience
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively and effectively as a team member in a diverse community
POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately
TO APPLY: Applications will soon be accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a letter of application addressing how you meet the qualifications; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files. *
Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00380
Refer to Position #JPF00380-17T in all correspondence.
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
REVISED CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on October 5, 2016. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2017.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.
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- Cover Letter - Letter addressing how you meet the qualifications
- Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
- Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
- Misc / Additional (Optional)
3 letters of reference required
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