Director of Research and Instructional Services
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
The Director of Research and Instructional Services provides vision and
strategic direction for research and instructional services in the humanities,
social sciences, global and area studies, and the arts at the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries. Reporting to the
Deputy University Librarian, the Director leads thirty library professionals
and support staff in engaging with faculty and students in designing and
implementing pedagogically appropriate instruction for library users and
providing in-depth, specialized research consultation, reference, and
The Director encourages the exploration and adoption of new approaches to
research, instruction, and outreach to students and faculty and, collaborating
with staff throughout the Libraries, assumes a leadership role in identifying
and implementing emerging technologies and incorporating best practices into
research and instructional services. The Director fosters an open,
collaborative environment and sets high user-centered service standards.
Along with the Deputy University Librarian, the Director of Public Services,
and the Director of the Health Sciences Library, the successful candidate will
help to develop the vision and services for the Libraries' Research Hub, in
support of interdisciplinary, data-driven, digitally reliant, and team-based
The Director will also serve as a subject specialist in an area suited to her
or his academic background and interests. In this role, the
librarian will serve as primary liaison to an academic department or program;
provide in-depth, specialized research consultation and instruction; and
develop and manage collections in relevant formats and languages.
REQUIRED **Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science or advanced
degree in a humanities or social science field. At least
seven years of progressively responsible professional experience providing
research and instructional services in an academic library or higher education
environment. Demonstrated use of the applications of new
technology in research, teaching, and learning.
Demonstrated initiative and proven ability to learn new technologies and
develop innovative solutions to complex problems.
Proficiency with information resources in a variety of formats and subject
areas. Knowledge of collection development principles,
practices, and vendor systems. Evidence of strong
supervisory and team management experience and skill.
Demonstrated ability to support, mentor, and develop library professionals and
staff as well as to work with diverse groups within the Libraries and across
campus. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and oral
and written communication skills.
**PREFERRED** Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience in writing and managing innovative grant
projects. Fund-raising and donor relations
skills. Significant contributions to the profession of
librarianship, including publications, presentations, or leadership in
professional or scholarly organizations at the national or international
**The University and The Libraries**
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country's oldest state
university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000
students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69
doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine,
pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is a recognized leader
within the Association of Academic Health Science
Libraries. University Library collections include over 6.5
million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research
Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries
at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina
State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network
(TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff
in support of the education, research, and service missions of the
The University Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a
diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages vision and
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in
North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural,
and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half
day's drive from Chapel Hill.
The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is
strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.
**Salary and Benefits**
This is twelve-month academic librarian appointment. Salary
is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of
annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan.
**Deadline for Application**
Review of applications will begin on **September 6, 2015**.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference
will be given to applications received by the begin review date.
Please visit **https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/81647 **and complete the
online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the
name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three
professional references, one of whom must be a current
supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover
letter where you first learned of this position.
**The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.**
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