POSITION: Director of Research Services
PRIMARY LOCATION: The George Washington University Libraries and Academic Innovation, Washington, DC.
JOB SUMMARY: The George Washington University Libraries and Academic Innovation (GWLAI) enriches the academic experience of scholars and students and sparks innovation at GW. We enable research and teaching through access to the latest scholarship and rich archival resources, tailored support for researchers at all levels, guidance for faculty who want to explore new teaching methods and technologies in the classroom, and robust support for online education. Through innovative partnerships, dynamic workshops, and team-based approaches to project management and problem solving, GWLAI fosters collaboration and provides leadership across the university to support the shared mission of generating, making accessible, and preserving new knowledge.
Having recently joined the Association of American Universities (AAU), GW is at an exciting moment in its history and trajectory, and GWLAI is a key partner in supporting the university’s research and scholarly advancements and promoting discoveries and innovations made by the research community.
GWLAI is seeking a collaborative and service-oriented Director of Research Services to co-manage the Research and User Services (RUS) department. RUS is a highly collaborative unit where staff and librarians work together to meet student, faculty, and researcher needs across disciplines. Research Services librarians do this by being active teaching partners with faculty to support research instruction in face-to-face and online learning environments. We teach workshops supporting a wide range of user needs including data management and sharing, coding and data analysis, citation management, and much more. In addition to workshops and instruction partnerships, we support the GW community through consultations and team-based collection development and maintenance. LAI staff and librarians are champions of open access and support open scholarly communication and publishing practices, including the adoption and creation of open educational resources. We also contribute to the scholarly community through our own research, professional engagement, and service.
To be considered, please visit https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/107485 and upload a CV and a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills and experiences related to minimum and preferred qualifications. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on January 18, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent upon the satisfactory outcome of a reference check and standard background screening. Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status