NYU’s Division of Libraries
Associate Dean for Research and Research Services
New York University
Job Location: New York
Date Created: 08-09-2019
seeks a creative, strategic, and user-focused Associate Dean for
Research and Research Services to provide strategic leadership and vision for advancing the
Division of Libraries’ support of research across the disciplines at NYU. This newly configured
position will lead a talented and diverse group of librarians and specialists in establishing
collaborative strategies to support research in NYU’s academic departments, institutes, centers,
and interdisciplinary programs. This position’s portfolio includes the Division of Libraries’
Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Government Documents, Sciences, Data Services, and
Digital Scholarship departments as well as the Avery Fisher Center, the Bern Dibner Library, and
supervision of library staff within the Institute of Fine Arts Library, the Library of the Institute
for the Study of the Ancient World, and the Courant Institute Library.
The Associate Dean for Research and Research Services focuses on the Division of Libraries’
support of the entire research lifecycle, from discovery to dissemination. Reporting directly to
the Dean of the Division and serving as a member of the Libraries’ Senior Leadership Team, the
Associate Dean for Research and Research Services will clearly articulate, develop, and
implement strategic directions and objectives supporting the library’s commitment to inclusion,
diversity, belonging, and equity. The Associate Dean for Research and Research Services will
provide leadership and guidance to division faculty and staff, and form partnerships within and
beyond NYU’s community in order to advance NYU’s global research agenda.
The Division of Libraries engages with a broad community and values the diverse experiences,
backgrounds, skills, and interests of its community members. The incumbent must therefore
be committed to creating an inclusive culture of equity and belonging in which all NYU
community members can flourish. For more information on NYU Division of Libraries’ mission
and values, please visit: https://library.nyu.edu/about/general/values/.
- Implementing a strong, coherent Division of Libraries portfolio of services that support
the entire research lifecycle.
- Providing strategic leadership and vision for teams of subject liaisons and functional
experts (e.g., data services librarians, digital scholarship librarians, reference specialists)
consisting of 45+ FTE.
- Enhancing the Division of Libraries’ existing strengths in data services, digital
scholarship, and liaison librarianship.
- Developing programs and services to maximize the research impact of NYU faculty and
- Cultivating partnerships with research offices across NYU, including with Associate
Deans for Research, Research Computing, and the Office of the Vice Provost for
- Representing the Division of Libraries on NYU-wide research-focused committees and
- Advocating for and cultivating an environment of inclusion, diversity, belonging, and
equity that provides a welcoming community and workplace culture that values
diversity of thought and backgrounds.
- Fostering opportunities for professional growth, scholarship, and service.
- Inspiring and leading organizational change, building trust, and nurturing innovation and
- Participating in shared decision making around personnel actions, resource
management, and development of policies for all library operations and services, as a
member of the Division of Libraries’ Senior Leadership Team.
- Representing the Division of Libraries locally, nationally, and internationally on all
matters related to research and research support.
- Collaborating with other Senior Leadership Team members to pursue external funding
for the Division of Libraries.
- Knowledge of the evolving research landscape in higher education with an
understanding of the research library’s role in that environment.
- Demonstrated ability to lead organizational change and foster innovation.
- Proven leadership, management, and interpersonal skills which encourage teamwork,
collaboration, and relationship-building.
- Demonstrated commitment to the creation of diverse, inclusive cultures of equity and
- Ability to lead a team in the provision of scalable services that enable new forms of
scholarship and disseminate research results.
- Experience in creating, delivering, and evaluating user-centered services and programs
in support of research.
- Strong commitment to staff engagement and development.
- Superior written and oral communication skills.
- Strong record of scholarly, professional, or creative achievement.
- Minimum of seven years’ relevant professional experience with increasing
- Minimum of five years’ experience managing and mentoring staff.
- A Master’s degree in a relevant subject area, e.g., an ALA-accredited MLS in library or
information science. Note: To be considered for tenure, the successful candidate must
have completed two advanced degrees, one of which must be an ALA-accredited MLS.
Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement:
- Second graduate degree.
- Experience with initiating grant opportunities and/or working on grant-funded projects.
NYU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and
opportunity in every aspect of its recruitment and hiring process without regard to age,
alienage, caregiver status, childbirth, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, domestic
violence victim status, ethnicity, familial status, gender and/or gender identity or expression,
marital status, military status, national origin, parental status, partnership status, predisposing
genetic characteristics, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, unemployment status,
veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities,
persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and
veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.
Faculty status at Assistant Curator, Associate Curator, or Curator rank,
attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation.
Salary commensurate with experience and background.
To ensure consideration, submit your CV and letter of application, including the
name, address, and telephone number of three references to:
References will not be contacted until finalists have been informed. Review of applications will begin August 12, 2019.
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