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Science and Engineering Research Librarian

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Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

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VCU Libraries


University Libraries

Number of Months


Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Eligible

Grant funded position?


Position Summary and Qualifications

Mission or Goal of Unit



Libraries transforms our communities by enriching scholarship, learning, and clinical care through our teaching, our collections, and our leadership.

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal

The successful candidate will work closely with faculty in assigned departments to advance scholarship and learning for the


community. They will teach course integrated sessions and workshops on important research concepts, provide in depth research consultation and services, contribute to collection decisions for specialized resources. Furthermore, they will build relationships with their departments to ensure library collections and research services are relevant for evolving scholarship and learning needs.

Position Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of Academic Outreach the Science & Engineering Librarian will actively build and maintain relationships with faculty, students and administrative units within the School of Engineering and science and mathematics departments within the College of Humanities and Sciences. The successful candidate will join a team including a second Science and Engineering Research Librarian and an Engineering and Science Collections Librarian to serve


faculty and students on the Monroe Park Campus. The Science and Engineering Librarian will provide course-integrated instruction, workshops, individual consultations, and research assistance. The person will actively pursue outreach opportunities to promote library services and advance research and learning for


faculty and students. They will ensure services are relevant to evolving


research demands by actively monitoring scholarship in the field and the curriculum and research interests of the faculty. Academic Outreach Librarians are expected to contribute beyond their subject area by providing collaborative and cross-disciplinary support for departmental and library-wide outreach activities.

Academic Outreach Librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with the


Libraries are evaluated, and promoted, on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and professional development and service.

Required Qualifications


-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at


Preferred Qualifications

A degree in a


-related discipline. Experience in teaching in a classroom setting or providing in depth research assistance. Familiarity with specialized sources and research methods for science and engineering. Ability to work collaboratively with faculty. Evidence of creativity, initiative, and flexibility when working independently and on teams. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

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Open Until Filled


Application Deadline Date


Proposed Hire Date


Type of Search


Application Process/Additional Information

Application only through online


jobs, cover letter, curriculum vitae and in a single pdf, 3 professional references.

Posted Salary

Not less than $50000

Company info

Virginia Commonwealth University
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Company Profile
VCU has a tradition of being first — a necessary practice when one is trying to provide the very best education in rapidly evolving times. We put one foot in front of the other, just like everybody else.We just happen to be one step ahead.

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