Head of Research & Instructional Services

Job description

Job Title:

Head of Research & Instructional Services

Position Number :


Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH Academic Library Services

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Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Library Assistant Professor/Library Associate Professor

Working Title :

Head of Research & Instructional Services

Number of Vacancies :


Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

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Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

Job Category :

Faculty (Teaching)

Organizational Unit Overview:

East Carolina University’s Academic Library Services is seeking a collaborative, proactive, and visionary librarian to lead Research and Instructional Services in providing outstanding service to ECU students, faculty, staff, and citizens of Eastern North Carolina.

Job Duties :

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Public Services, the Head of Research and Instructional Services will work with faculty and staff within the department, the library, and the university to plan, develop, and deliver a full range of traditional and innovative products and services. The successful candidate will coordinate the operations of a heavily used reference service point, supervise 6 FTE librarians and 4 FTE staff members, lead the department in providing effective instruction, support distance education, and facilitate the use of emerging technologies to expand services. The individual will undertake regular instructional and reference duties. As a member of the library’s management team, the Head of Research and Instructional Services helps guide the organization in achieving its mission.

Contingent upon availability of funds.

Minimum Education/Experience :

•Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or international equivalent;
•three or more years of recent, progressively responsible library reference and instructional experience;
•expertise with traditional and electronic reference materials;
•outstanding leadership and communication skills;
•demonstrated flexibility in adapting to change;
•strong commitment to public service;
•supervisory experience;
•familiarity with current trends in scholarly communication;
•demonstrated ability to collaborate with other departments on campus;
•demonstrated ability to set priorities, and to develop, plan, and implement programs.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

•An additional graduate degree;
•experience in an academic library of comparable size;
•knowledge of current trends in information management and the use of technology,
•experience with delivering research and instructional services in a distance education environment.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

Finalists will be asked to make a brief presentation during the interview.

East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.

Two to three original letters of reference are required for employment. Please be aware that if selected for an interview, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. For letters of reference not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, please have the original signed letters mailed to: ECU Academic Library Services, Attn: Ashley Moore (Position 942006), Mail Stop 516, Greenville, NC 27858.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date :


Open Until Filled:


Initial Screening Begins :


Rank Level:

Not Applicable

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.




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Posted: 2/12/2021
Application Due: 2/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time