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Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Librarian

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Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

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VCU Libraries


University Libraries

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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 Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Librarian will actively build and maintain relationships with faculty, students, and administrative units within the School of Education and Department of Psychology. The successful candidate will provide course-integrated instruction, workshops, individual consultations, and research assistance. The Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Librarian will actively pursue outreach opportunities to promote library services and advance research and learning for education and psychology faculty and students; and will ensure services are relevant to evolving behavioral and social sciences 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


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 social sciences related discipline. Experience teaching in a classroom setting or providing in depth research assistance. Familiarity with specialized sources and research methods for behavioral and social sciences. 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


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Application Process/Additional Information

Must apply only through eJobs/


Jobs. Must supply a cover letter, curriculum vitae and in a single pdf, 3 professional references with full contact information.

Posted Salary

Not less than $50,000

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