Associate University Librarian, Research and Engagement, Robert W. Van Houten Library at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark

The Robert W. Van Houten Library at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) seeks applications for the position of Associate University Librarian, Research and Engagement.

Position Summary: Reporting to the University Librarian, the AUL assists with establishing a strategic direction for the Library’s future research, engagement, and assessment goals by developing and promoting progressive research and learning support services and assessing the effectiveness of the Library’s programs, services, and resources. The AUL focuses on outreach with the NJIT community to support the curricular needs and scholarly endeavors and to expand new initiatives and intellectual partnerships. The AUL provides strategic direction, facilitates the development, implementation, and administration of the Library’s public-facing operations. The AUL leads a diverse team of librarians and paraprofessional staff in designing, delivering, assessing, and improving services for library engagement with the university’s learning and research ecosystems.

Qualifications Summary: A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information science, or equivalent degree in relevant discipline. Subject-specific Master’s degree in a field relevant to NJIT’s curriculum. The candidate must have five (5) years of professional librarian experience in areas related to this position, with at least three (3) years of experience supervising librarians and demonstrated evidence of leadership and administration in an academic or research library setting.

Library Profile: The Robert W. Van Houten Library, NJIT’s university library, houses a core collection of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), business, humanities, and social sciences resources, and has an Information Commons computer lab with more than 120 computer workstations and wireless access throughout the building. The Barbara and Leonard Littman Architecture, Art and Design Library, a branch of the university library, maintains a core collection of architecture, art, and design resources. The Libraries have a staff of 24, who are committed to developing innovations in access and research services, information and digital literacies, and digital initiatives. The Library has an annual operating budget of $4.5 million and spend over 94% of the materials budget to acquire scholarly electronic resources for anytime, anywhere access. The collection comprises over 439,000+ volumes with 34 full-text databases, over 63,000 electronic journals, 216,000+ ebooks, and 223,000 physical holdings. The Library uses Ex Libris Alma and Primo Discovery, OCLC, ILLiad, RapidILL, and Digital Commons.

NJIT Profile: As one of 32 polytechnic universities in the United States and New Jersey’s only public polytechnic university, NJIT prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen, and leadership skills. NJIT is one of only 131 universities rated an “R1” research university by the Carnegie Classification®, indicating the highest level of research activity. NJIT conducts approximately $170 million in research activity each year and has a $2.8 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey. NJIT is ranked #1 nationally by Forbes for the upward economic mobility of its lowest-income students and is ranked in the top 100 colleges and universities nationally for the mid-career earnings of graduates, according to NJIT is ranked third in New Jersey and 74th among colleges and universities nationwide by the QS World University Ranking 2020.

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Please submit (1) cover letter addressing the position qualifications and experience, (2) resume or CV, and (3) contact information for three professional references. Review of applications commences immediately and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Employment at NJIT is subject to the provisions of New Jersey First Act that mandates new employees, who are not NJ residents, to establish primary residence in New Jersey within one year of their appointment to certain positions.

Diversity is a core value of NJIT and we are committed to make diversity, equity and inclusion, part of everything we do. We celebrate the diversity of our university community and recognize the cultural and personal differences. We strive to cultivate an inclusive campus culture that promotes excellence among our faculty, staff and students. Building a robust and diverse community is critical to NJIT’s continuing status as a premier institution of higher education and a leading polytechnic university.

As an EEO employer, NJIT is committed to building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment and strongly encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.


Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:
Not Applicable (No MLS Required)

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