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Coordinator of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Services

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Coordinator of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Services (New Position)Responsibilities: The Coordinator of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Services will develop, implement, and assess research support services for faculty, graduate students, and campus research centers and institutes in the social sciences, humanities, architecture, business, education, and social work. Such services may include library components of digital humanities initiatives; data management training and facilitation; instruction in numeric, geospatial, and other data methodologies and tools; and support for the writing and management of research grants. Reporting to the Head of Liaison Services for Collections and Research Support, this new position is part of the Liaison Services Department, and the Coordinator of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Services will be an important member of a dynamic and collegial team of subject and functional specialists committed to providing outstanding service in the areas of instruction, outreach, collections, and research support. The position offers the opportunity for extensive collaboration with faculty and graduate students, exciting possibilities for involvement in emerging academic programs, and significant potential for creativity and innovation.The Coordinator of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Services is a librarian position. Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Bylaws’ Document. They are expected to develop a record of service and professional involvement. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning.Qualifications:Required- ALA-accredited master’s degree Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and serve as a team player Experience interacting effectively with campus administrators, faculty, and/or students Understanding of data management, including curation and preservation practices and current trends Background in social sciences or humanities discipline (degree or significant coursework) Demonstrated understanding of social science and humanities research processesPreferred- Library instruction or other teaching experience Familiarity with assessment practices in libraries Familiarity with GIS and its diverse research uses Knowledge of current trends in digital humanitiesSalary: $58,000 – $62,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax.Library Information: The UH Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, the Hathi Trust, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, and the Texas Digital Library. The campus libraries provide access to over 3.1 million volumes. Total staff includes 69 professionals and approximately 135 support staff. Additional information about the University Libraries is available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu.The UH Libraries’ Strategic Directions document focuses on targeting services to specific user groups, reimagining library spaces, improving outreach, and increasing national recognition. Further information and the complete document are available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/strategic-directions. The Strategic Directions support an ambitious set of goals adopted by the University and the further the Tier One effort (http://www.uh.edu/about/initiatives/). We seek to recruit librarians who can relate their work to these strategies and understand their role in advancing these strategic imperatives.General Information: The University of Houston campus comprises 13 colleges and schools offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment exceeding 40,000 students, 7,200 of whom are enrolled in graduate studies. Reflecting the multicultural community of metropolitan Houston, UH is one of the most ethnically diverse research university campuses in the nation. Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, offers all the cultural and recreational opportunities of a great city and is within easy reach of the Gulf of Mexico. It enjoys a very reasonable cost of living and was selected by Forbes as topping the list of America’s coolest cities (http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2012/07/26/houston-tops-our-li...). For additional information, including information about Houston's flourishing arts scene and entertainment offerings, please see: http://www.visithoustontexas.com. For information about housing and living in Houston see: http://www.houston.org/living/index.html. Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send letter of application, names of 3 references, and resume to Damon Camille, Training, Assessment, and Statistics Coordinator, University of Houston, 114 University Libraries, Houston, Texas 77204-2000. Applications may also be submitted by email to: dcamille@uh.edu . Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Personnel, Planning, and Systems, at 713-743-9801 or jlehner@uh.edu . THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.Permalink: http://info.lib.uh.edu/p/coordinator-social-sciences-and-humanities-research-services

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