Head, Research Support

Head, Research Support

Published Deadline Location
24 Jan 13 Feb Delft

Job description

The support offered by university libraries for researchers has radically changed in the last 20 years. Whereas the previous focus was developing and contextualising a library collection, research support is now just as much about sharing the output of the university with the wider world, and providing the expertise to make that happen. University libraries are no longer just collectors, but also publishers

The role of Head of Research Support at TU Delft Library reflects this. The Head will manage a team of 8, managing their work, encouraging their development and ensuring excellent, engaged performance.

In terms of content, the team head has the four following areas of responsibility. In each of these areas, the head will be expected to create a strategic vision and, with the team, develop the policies and tactics needed to implement this vision.  

  • Directing the TU Delft Open publishing press, working closely with the Senior Publication Officer
  • Ensuring the provision of high-quality advice to the TU Delft research community on publication strategies and tactics, and helping drive forward the Open Access agenda locally, nationally and internationally
  • In collaboration with the Collections Manager, overseeing the development of the library collection of journals, ebooks, databases and other scholarly publications
  • Using in-depth research analytics to identify important patterns and trends in research and publication at TU Delft

More broadly, the head of Research Support will be responsible for reviewing and updating policies related to open access and publishing in the university, working with stakeholders in the faculties, ICT, Legal and other services. The head of Research Support will also have a role to play in the university's current and future Open Science Programmes.

The Head of Research Support will be part of the Research Services department in the Library, reporting to the departmental head. S/he will also work closely with other team heads across the library, especially with the Research Data team, and project staff working on the library’s technical infrastructure for research.

Specifications

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Requirements

  •  Excellent understanding of scholarly publishing and communications; good understanding of research processes
  • Ability to define strategic vision for research support - and implement it thoroughly by working with and influencing others
  • Ability to work and understand multiple stakeholders whether at a technical, research or managerial level
  • Can learn and understand organisational structures in the library and university, and the related decision-making processes
  • Experience in reflecting and supporting the development of individual team members and his/her own role in their development.
  • Experience in managing teams, understanding group dynamics, and the impact of his/her own behaviour, and can act accordingly.
  • Excellent spoken and written English; willingness to learn Dutch to Level B2 listening skills

Conditions of employment

  • Duration of contract is permanent.
  • A job of 32-40 hours per week.
  • A salary based on scale 12 of the CAO for Dutch Universities with a minimum of €4.814,- and a maximum of €6.181,- gross per month based on a fulltime contract (38 hours), plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Discount with health insurers.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.
  • Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses.
  • Partially paid parental leave
  • Attention for working healthy and energetically with the vitality program.

Employer

Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

Department

University Corporate Office - TU Delft Library

TU Delft Library is the largest technical-scientific library in the Netherlands, a physical and virtual meeting place. The Library helps to find valuable knowledge needed for education and research, and to publish and store the knowledge generated at TU Delft. We believe it is important that knowledge is easily accessible and freely available to everyone. In this way, knowledge can flow freely and TU Delft's knowledge can become valuable to others. The Library is also a place where everyone can study in peace and quiet. This fits in with our inclusive organisation. The Library has chosen three strategic themes to guide its daily activities. 1) Open Science. We make an important contribution to TU Delft's broad strategic programme "Open Science - Research and Education in the Open Era". 2) Visibility and impact. With our expertise and tools in the field of research data management, research intelligence and publishing, we increase the findability, visibility and impact of TU Delft knowledge. 3) Inspiring learning and working environment. Through stimulating programming, we show how freely available and reliable knowledge makes life richer. This makes the Library a place where you can find new ideas and insights.   

https://www.tudelft.nl/en/library/ 

Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Alastair Dunning, a.c.dunning@tudelft.nl.     

Specifications

  • Management
  • €4814—€6181 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • TUD03407

Employer

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before February 13th, 2023 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before February 13th, 2023 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Make sure to apply no later than 13 Feb 2023 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).