Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Librarian
Liaison, Instruction and Reference Services
The MIT Libraries seek an enthusiastic and enterprising professional to serve as liaison to MIT's Chemistry and Chemical Engineering departments, supporting evolving practices in research and teaching across chemistry, chemical engineering and related disciplines. The Chemistry and Chemical Engineering librarian will help define new approaches to liaison librarianship, develop creative outreach practices, engage with new pedagogies, and support digital scholarship across interdisciplinary communities making groundbreaking advances in biological, inorganic, organic and materials chemistry; nanoscience; organometallic and physical chemistry. The position also supports Chemical Engineering across a broad range of areas including catalysis, materials, transport, energy and biotechnology.
As a liaison, the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (CCE) Librarian will:
Leveraging knowledge of their constituents' priorities, and using systematic outreach practices, the CCE Librarian gathers and analyzes information that is vital to the success of MIT Libraries' strategic initiatives and innovative service design. The successful candidate will bring essential expertise, experience, and leadership skills for advancing the partnerships and collaborations needed in the MIT Libraries' fulfillment of the Future of Libraries Task Force Report recommendations.
The CCE Librarian reports to the Department Head for Liaison, Instruction & Reference Services. They work collaboratively with science and engineering colleagues to provide evolving services, and with humanities, management and social science colleagues to support interdisciplinary research. The CCE librarian supports the quality and impact of library services by leading or participating in department and system-wide initiatives, serving on teams and task forces, and through leadership or service coordination roles.
Required Qualifications include MLS/MLIS or an advanced degree in chemistry or related fields; minimum of 3 years relevant experience including solid experience in research support for chemistry and chemical engineering, teaching, and working with communities of practice in science or engineering; and some combination of:
Salary and Benefits: $60,000 minimum. Actual appointment level and salary will depend on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance, and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. Flexible work arrangements, including flextime and telecommuting, are considered for positions that meet established criteria. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.
Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/; applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by June 4, 2018; position open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect of a multi-cultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions are encouraged to apply.If you have any questions, please contact:
Robin M. Deadrick