Head of Research

Position Information

Position Information

Present Position Number FP374W
Role Code Title Prof/Lecturer/11-12Mth
Position Title Head of Research
Position Summary

The employee in this position will provide leadership and management for a team of research liaisons and to develop proactive services and collaborate with departments throughout the library to support the success of William & Mary students, faculty, staff, and other researchers. The Head of Research will foster a collaborative and creative work environment and be an excellent communicator. S/he will cultivate partnerships with academic units across campus, lead liaison outreach activities, serve as a liaison to selected academic units on campus, and contribute expertise to help develop and support new campus initiatives.Librarians, including the Head of Research, play a key role in the educational mission of William & Mary by establishing strong relationships with faculty and students and connecting them to the services, content, and tools that meet their research, teaching, and learning needs. They participate in Library-wide committees and in professional activities outside of W&M, and they monitor developments and best practices in academic librarianship.

This position supervises eight librarians and a significant budget for graduate assistants. The incumbent will work closely with these librarians to ensure coordinated and efficient handling of all aspects of research services on a daily basis, making changes as necessary.

The Head of Research will regularly convene colleagues across the research department and branch libraries to discuss departmental goals, topics of interest to research services, make suggestions, share decisions, and ensure that information is communicated widely.

Required Qualifications

ALA-accredited masters degree in library / information science
• Relevant experience leading teams including personnel management
• Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with different audiences in roles such as manager, teacher-trainer, committee chair, consultant, colleague, and library representative to campus
• Recent experience leading projects
• Demonstrates strong commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with instruction
• Knowledge of and interest in scholarly communications
• Knowledge of and demonstrated interest in evolving library services

Advertised Pay Range Commensurate with experience
Department Swem Library Operating - 361000
Location William & Mary
University Salary Range

Job Open Date 08/24/2017
Review Begin Date 09/07/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Employment Category Professional FT
Position Term 12-Month
Special Application Instructions
Conditions of Employment:

This is an exempt position. This position may require additional hours beyond the typical work week, to include occasional overnight and weekend work as needed to meet the business needs of the operation.

EEO Statement

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Background Check Statement

The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * In one paragraph please answer how you would promote and enhance diversity & inclusion as part of W&M Libraries.

    (Open Ended Question)

Supplemental Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc
  2. Other 2