Director of Research & Instruction Services -- Texas A&M University -- Commerce, TX

Job Title: Director of Research & Instruction Services
Agency: Texas A&M University - Commerce
Department: Library
Proposed Minimum Salary: Commensurate
Job Location: Commerce, Texas
Job Type: Faculty
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The Director of Research and Instruction Services (Associate Librarian – Faculty), provides strategic direction and administrative supervision of all library research and instruction service operations to enhance student learning and academic success. This is a non-tenure track librarian faculty position.


  • Contributes to strategic planning, assessment strategies, and facilitates special projects.
  • Provides strategic direction and leadership for Research and Instruction Services departments.
  • Collaborates with the Associate Dean of Collections and Discovery to align scholarly resources with the teaching and research needs of the university.
  • Supervises and evaluates management of research, instruction, scholarly communications, subject librarian program, student learning and engagement.
  • Coordinates schedules for library instructions, chat, and other associated departmental services.
  • Compiles and analyzes annual services statistics and other assessment data for internal and external reports, including IPEDS, ACRL and new program proposals.
  • Collaborates with faculty to integrate information and digital literacy into the teaching, learning, and research activities at the university.
  • Serves on the Collection Development and Assessment Committees.
  • Works collaboratively with library and external departments.
  • Provides research assistance, creates instructional materials, and serves as a subject librarian to a college/department.
  • Leads the development of innovative activities and services in support of engagement.
  • Supports the professional growth, development, and retention of departmental employees.
  • Advances/strengthens the subject librarian, information/digital literacy, and collection development programs.
  • Serves on library and university committees.
  • Participates in continuing education and professional development opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Education: ALA-accredited MLS degree.
  • Experience / Knowledge / Skills:
    • Three (3) years of post-MLS experience in research and instruction services (reference, instruction, user engagement), in an academic setting.
    • One (1) year of supervisory experience.
    • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Attention to detail and project management skills.
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to:
    • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
    • Ability to adapt to a changing library environment.
    • Ability to work an evening and weekend schedule as needed.
  • Licensing/Professional Certifications: None
  • Physical Requirements: Ability to move medium weight boxes, books, heavy book truck or similar items.
  • Other Requirements: Ability to handle material which can contain dust or microscopic mold spores.

Five (5) years of post-MLS experience in research and instruction services, in an academic setting. Three (3) years of supervisory experience. Experience with collection development, implementing and assessing information/digital literacy, and instructional design. Experience with Springshare and associated software/platforms.

Librarians, Staff, Graduate Students, and Student Workers.

During the application process the "My Experience" page has a section provided "Attachments (Resume/CV, References, Cover letter, etc.)" to upload required documents.

  • Use the Upload button to add each document.
  • You will be able to upload up to 5 documents. Be aware that the maximum size allowed for any one document is 5MB.
  • All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered.
  • Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration.
  • Please do not withdraw your application in an attempt to upload a missing document, instead please email HR for help.

Please provide the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Three professional references with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered).
  • Transcripts (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required upon acceptance of verbal offer).

If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective staff member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.

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