Summary Description: The Head, Research Support and Outreach provides leadership and vision for multidisciplinary research and learning support in the Science, Engineering, and Social Science Libraries. Reporting to the Director and leading a team of librarians, this position is part of a management team guiding and advancing the work of the division by developing, coordinating, and supporting innovation and research support services in close alignment with the needs and priorities of supported schools and departments. The incumbent serves as the primary contact for the Columbia Business School, helping design services and space for it in the coming years as it moves to a new location. The Head, Research Support and Outreach will collaborate across Columbia University Libraries and work closely with University stakeholders to create and adopt best practices in research support, outreach, and instructional services. The Science, Engineering, and Social Science Libraries collections and services directly support the research and learning activities of the departments of Anthropology, Astronomy, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Sociology, and Statistics. The Division also includes support for the Columbia Business School, Data Science Institute, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the School of Engineering, the School of International Affairs and Public Administration, the School of Journalism, and the School of Social Work. The Science, Engineering, and Social Science Libraries also actively supports the pedagogical and applied uses of geospatial tools, statistical packages, and research data support and offers guidance writing research data management plans and open access issues.As one of the world's leading research universities, Columbia University in the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a dynamic, multicultural, intellectual community. The Columbia University Libraries comprises a diverse and engaged staff committed to furthering the University's teaching and research mission through innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position.
Minimum Qualifications: - MLS or advanced degree in a related field- Experience delivering a variety of research support and instructional for academic libraries- Strong organizational, problem solving, and interpersonal skills- Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills- Demonstrated problem solving abilities- Commitment to supporting and working with diverse populations
Preferred Qualifications: - An understanding of the science, engineering, social science, or business research process- Conversance in emerging methods of digital scholarship and research data practices- Experience in supervising and mentoring staff
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 334_66383
About Columbia University
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.