Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Not specified
May 24, 2017
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Snell Library, Northeastern University

Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship


Why work for Northeastern?

Join a leading R1 institution committed to intensive research and deep, meaningful educational experiences for students at all levels. Here you’ll find innovative thinking on higher education where experiential learning is central to the mission.  In this landscape University Libraries are a vital partner in learning, teaching, and research, serving a vibrant urban campus and global online community.  Unique space planning initiatives, new collaborations with key partners, and a commitment to experiential learning, diversity and inclusion, community engagement, and supporting the research lifecycle shape the library’s innovative spirit and strategic directions.


What’s the job?

The Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship leads research and instruction services in support of STEM and business-related schools and affiliated labs, centers, and institutes.  You’ll supervise talented staff and shape core teaching and learning activities including course-integration strategies, collection development, and research consultation services.  Working collaboratively across the library and beyond, you’ll help launch an online learning program and play a key role designing/implementing services supporting the research lifecycle, including data management and digital repository services.  Assessing services, demonstrating impact, and engaging with the community to improve the user experience are critical for success.


To the point: Be a collaborative and engaging leader; build a strong team; support and enhance core services; help design and implement new research and instruction services.  Help us expand the possible!


Why are STEM and Entrepreneurship combined?

Entrepreneurship is happening in every corner of Northeastern, and connections between entrepreneurship and STEM education/research are especially vibrant.  We hope to identify intersections between STEM and business development endeavors, including processes around developing the commercial/business potential of technology, ideas, and products, and figure out how the library can support this ecosystem.   


About the Research and Learning Services Division

Research and Learning Services are comprised of Information, Delivery, and Access Services (IDEAS); Communications and Events; Assessment and User Engagement; the Digital Media Commons Recording Studios; and Research and Instruction.  Research and Instruction is managed collaboratively by the Head of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities and the Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship who report to the Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services.      



MLS from an ALA accredited program and advanced degree in a STEM discipline, or equivalent professional experience in a STEM field. 3 or more years of increasingly responsible experience in an academic library.  Experience with collection development and with library instruction or classroom teaching. Evidence of strong supervisory skills, including the ability to motivate through coaching and leadership. Ability to thrive in a rapidly changing environment. Excellent organizational, analytical, planning, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills. Strong commitment to diversity. Energetic, innovative, self-motivated, service-oriented, and resourceful. Knowledge of information technologies, instructional and research methodologies, and of trends in academic libraries, scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and higher education. Commitment to staff development.

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