University of North Texas
As the nation’s 26th largest public university and the largest, most comprehensive in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while powering the North Texas region, state and nation through innovative education and research. A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.
The Head of the Research and Instructional Services department administers, plans, organizes, and supervises research, instruction, and information services for the UNT Libraries. The librarian serves as the co-coordinator for the library liaisons program and is responsible for ensuring the reference and instruction librarians have the resources necessary to provide excellent service. The librarian provides leadership for the assessment and evaluation of information services in the Public Service Division as well as outreach activities to the North Texas community. Duties may also include providing reference services, assisting with collection development, and teaching library instruction sessions. The librarian exercises broad independent judgement and authority under the general direction of the Assistant Dean for Public Services.
The Head of the Research and Instructional Services Department must be a visionary who coordinates the development of departmental goals and objectives to support the Libraries' Strategic Plan and improve student and faculty access to and use of the UNT Libraries' collections and services, both physical and electronic.
Supervises nine librarians, one full-time paraprofessional, six graduate library assistants, and student assistants.
Responsible for the overall activities of the department including public and technical services activities, web content, assessment, grants, and digital projects development.
Evaluates operations of the department to make best use of technology, staff, and resources, including prioritization of projects.
Actively promotes the collections and services to the University, outside organizations and community groups through public speaking and marketing initiatives.
Collaborates with other Public Service Division department heads to provide cohesive experience for students, faculty and staff.
Serves as co-liaison to Undergraduate Studies, providing library instruction, online tools, and library services to the faculty and students.
Fosters collaborative relationships with other institutions in the North Texas community.
Fosters positive relationships with faculty, students, and staff and promotes the University's and Libraries' commitment to diversity.
Performs reference services, guest lectures, faculty liaison duties, and serves on Library and University Committees as needed.
Librarian rank will be determined by the Library Personnel Affairs Committee through review of the selected candidate's education, experience, scholarly and professional involvement, and service. Complete information about Librarian rank can be found at http://www.library.unt.edu/jobs/librarian 
* ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information sciences or an international equivalent
* Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
* Five years' experience working in a reference and instructional unit, preferably academic.
* Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues.
* Demonstrated management skills, including managing employees, scheduling, budgeting, and leadership skills.
* Demonstrated ability to adjust priorities, manage time wisely, and make quick effective decisions in a fast-paced environment.
* Knowledge of current issues in assessment and trends in library reference and instructional services.
* Three years supervisory experience, preferably in an academic environment.
* Experience in collection development for an academic or research library.
* Demonstrated contribution to the profession with scholarly publications and/or presentations and through contributions to professional organizations.
UNT is an AA/ADA/EOE.
For more information and to apply, visit: https://facultyjobs.unt.edu 
UNT is an AA/ADA/EOE.