Research Support Coordinator

Posted to IASSIST on: 2013-03-04

Employer: University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Employer URL: http://www.uncg.edu/

Description

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro University Libraries is actively expanding its support for faculty research campus-wide. We seek a dynamic individual to serve as Research Support Coordinator to organize, plan, and coordinate the Libraries’ interdepartmental initiatives to support faculty research in a collaborative environment. The position will coordinate provision of the following services in support of faculty research: digital humanities tools, web site design, user interface design, database development, digitization services, and content and application hosting and development. This is a twelve-month tenure-track faculty position reporting to the Head of the Libraries’ Electronic Resources and Information Technology Department (ERIT), who is also an Assistant Dean of University of University Libraries. Demonstrated professional achievement, service, and scholarly/creative activity are required for reappointment and tenure.

Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with the UNCG Office of Research and Economic Development, UNCG Information and Technology Services, faculty research committees, and other campus stakeholders to ensure efficient and effective support for researchers.

  • Assists faculty with technological elements of grant applications.

  • Operates the Libraries’ Usability Lab.

  • Works closely with library subject liaisons to make sure they are kept informed and that they can assist in communication research support opportunities and options to faculty.

  • Contributes to and is active in state, regional and national meetings, conferences, and workshops, reviews professional literature and networks with professional colleagues outside of the University to stay informed about developments and trends in research support.

  • Masters’ degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;

  • Knowledge of significant trends and issues in research, research support, and usability testing;

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment that encourages personnel to work across departments to support the goals and initiatives and priorities of the Libraries;

  • Strong analytical and decision making skills;

  • Experience with project management;

  • Basic understanding of a broad range of information technologies, including programming, hardware, digital humanities tools, web site design, user interface design, database development, digitization services, and content and application hosting and development;

  • Familiarity with the principles of usability testing;

  • Ability to work in a collaborative, team-based environment.

Archived on: 2013-04-30