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Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning

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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 Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning organizes and directs library assets – spaces, people, systems, funding – to advance faculty and student success through diverse, well-maintained spaces dedicated to academic pursuit; expert assistance to students engaged in curriculum and research work; teaching and learning programs that advance university goals for academic progress; equipment and expertise for digital production and creation, including scanning, copying, creating artifacts, and the like; and collections of rare and unique materials aligned with VCU’s academic strengths and needs. As part of the


Libraries senior leadership team, the


also helps lead and direct the entire library system throughout the university in fulfilling the mission of the



Position Responsibilities

Reporting to the University Librarian as part of the


Libraries’ senior administrative team, the


for Research and Learning leads and directs


Libraries’ public-facing programs for the


community principally housed on VCU’s Monroe Park Campus. Working with the Division’s five department heads, the


oversees and coordinates faculty and research support; undergraduate and graduate education; access to spaces, equipment, and expertise for media and makerspace technologies; circulation, information, and research assistance; special collections and archives; and the spaces of the nationally renowned James Branch Cabell Library.

The Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning is expected to be active professionally and contribute to the developments in the field. Faculty with


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

Required Qualifications


-accredited master’s degree or other accredited master’s degree in an another appropriate discipline-specify if necessary. 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

At least seven years of increasingly responsible administrative experience related to public services in an academic research library system. Demonstrated vision and creativity for quality improvement in programs that advance teaching, learning, and research, including creative use of information technologies for non-resident populations and courageous innovation in service initiatives. Understanding of and experience with developing library spaces that catalyze student and faculty academic work. A strong record of scholarly and professional activity; excellent skills in mentoring and leading faculty and staff. Superb expertise in strategic planning and visioning, budgeting, project management, and people management. Exemplary interpersonal skills and communications skills; stellar record in leading staff and institutions toward innovative solutions and enhancements that advance the overall goals of the library and its parent institution.

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Open Until Filled


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Application Process/Additional Information

Must apply only through eJobs/


. Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae and three professional references with contact information in a single pdf.

Posted Salary

Commensurate with experience

Company info

Virginia Commonwealth University
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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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