Faculty Liaison Librarian (Social Sciences)

Faculty Liaison Librarian (Social Sciences)

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7 Sep 21 Sep Rotterdam

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The University Library (UB) is looking for an enthusiastic colleague who is the interlocutor in the support of scientific research and education for a number of faculties in the field of Social Sciences.

Job description

We are looking for
In the first place, an entrepreneurial, open minded and communicative colleague with a master’s degree in social sciences or humanities. In addition, we would appreciate familiarity with academic professional practice and the diversity in scientific publishing cultures. However, that is also something which you can further develop. Furthermore, it is important that you have a good command of the Dutch and English language (C1 in accordance with CEFR or willingness to develop to this level).


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


What are you going to do?

The range of tasks is diverse and varied. Among other things, it consists of:

  • creatively connecting information and data issues in research and teaching of the faculties on the one hand, and information services of the University Library on the other hand;
  • develop and manage the literature collection in the domain of social sciences and the promotion of its use;
  • ensure that the services and products of the University Library are delivered effectively and develop ideas and concepts for new products and services; 
  • provide communication and organize events to bring the services of the University Library to the attention of our target groups
  • support the impact of research by increasing the visibility of researchers and their scientific output;
  • provide face-to-face and online workshops for groups of students or researchers on the topics the University Library stands for (e.g., academic and information skills, literature review, publication management, Open Access, Research Intelligence);
  • keep abreast of (inter)national developments in the field of scientific information and explore how these can be used within the EUR;
  • be actively involved in projects resulting from strategic plans of the University Library;
  • working closely with six other Faculty Liaison Librarians and colleagues from our Data & Publication Support team and other teams within the University Library, such as Education Support;
  • build and maintain a good network, both within the aforementioned domain and outside the university with (inter)national colleagues.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year.

We offer

  • A dynamic working environment with room for individual initiatives, a lot of own responsibility and a flexible workspace;
  • A 1-year contract, with the possibility of extension or permanent employment;
  • Salary in accordance with knowledge and experience, up to a maximum of € 4,978 (scale 10 or 11, CAO NU);
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • Extensive package of secondary employment benefits, in accordance with the CAO NU;
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development


Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is an internationally oriented university with a pronounced social orientation in its education and research. Our scientists and students work in close collaboration with internal and external parties to solve global, social challenges, inspired by the always dynamic and cosmopolitan Rotterdam. Our mission is therefore "Creating positive societal impact".

Our academic education is intensive, active and application oriented. Our research increasingly takes place in multidisciplinary teams, which are strongly intertwined with international networks. With our research impact and thanks to the high quality of education, EUR can compete with the top European universities. The Erasmian values function as our internal compass and make Erasmus University recognizable to the outside world: entrepreneurial, engaged with society, world citizen, open-minded and connecting.


University Library

The University Library has an open culture: collaboration, working based on trust and taking responsibility are important to us. The Library is the content manager of the University and helps researchers and students to create and spread knowledge. In doing so, knowledge becomes accessible to every citizen and we contribute to the societal impact of the EUR.


  • Policy and staff
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €2790—€5127 per month
  • University graduate
  • UB/DPS/20200907-1


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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