Asst or Assoc Professor, Research Specialist Librarian (Two Positions)

at University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries (view profile)
Published August 23, 2022
Location University Libraries, 1318 R St, 318 Love Library, P.O. Box 884100, Lincoln, Nebraska
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Education Requirements Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution (or international equivalent), or terminal degree in another discipline and relevant experience, by the time of appointment/position start.
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency Salaries will start at $61,200 minimum for assistant professors and $70,500 minimum for associate professors. Faculty are eligible for annual merit raises, with raises also at times of promotion in rank. All faculty in the UNL Libraries currently receive professional development funding of $1,500 per fiscal year, with the opportunity to request additional financial support. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln provides generous relocation support, including options that do not require new employees to pay expenses out of pocket.
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As Research Partnerships enlarges its capacity to support and partner with researchers, two Research Specialist Librarians with overlapping skillsets will advance evidence synthesis and research metrics activities within the department, among other possible research specialties. Working cooperatively with colleagues in Research Partnerships, Teaching Partnerships, Digital Strategies, and across the UNL Libraries, the Research Specialist Librarians will:
    • Cultivate and contribute to evidence synthesis and/or research metrics activities within the department, through consultation, educational programming, and partnering with research teams.
    • Partner with individuals and teams to evaluate the scientific and social impact of their research, provide guidance on the use of research metrics, identify and develop other measures of impact of research and teaching outputs, consult on the presentation of impact evidence, and consult with research administrators across the university to illustrate the reach of UNL research.
    • Partner on the design and implementation of a range of evidence synthesis efforts, including systematic reviews, and on bibliometric and scientometric research; identify research trends and gaps in the literature; and identify and map scholarly networks, research domains, and collaborations.
    • Support the UNL Libraries in expanding into or adding capacity in additional research specialty areas, such as knowledge mobilization, computational and algorithmic methods, reparative research practices, community-centered research, and community data.
    • Participate in the Libraries’ tiered reference program in one or more areas of disciplinary and functional knowledge.
    • Actively engage in antiracist work to develop inclusive excellence and redress systemic inequities.
    • Contribute to the knowledgebase of the profession through research, publication, and professional engagement in line with a tenure-line faculty appointment.
    • Participate in library, university, and professional service activities.