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FW: Librarian for the Social Sciences and Data, NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • 1.  FW: Librarian for the Social Sciences and Data, NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Posted 03-26-2020 17:32
    Please consider applying for NYU Abu Dhabi's "Librarian for the Social Sciences and Data". This is a non-faculty position at a very well-funded campus with fantastic colleagues. If you have questions about applying, please contact search committee chair Beth Russell (


    Librarian for the Social Sciences and Data

    Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Open Date: Mar 2, 2020

    The NYU Abu Dhabi Library invites applications for a Librarian for Social Sciences and Data to work in a highly collaborative, innovative, and forward-looking setting. Reporting to the Head of the Center for Digital Scholarship at NYUAD, the position plays a key role in the educational mission of NYU Abu Dhabi by providing dynamic and enthusiastic service to students and faculty with a special focus on research in the social sciences. The role involves reference, teaching, collection development, and research assistance to our gifted and diverse students and faculty. Program development and participation in tiered information literacy programs are expectations.

    The librarian will serve as a resource for students and faculty working with data sources and software common to social sciences research, and as a partner with the other liaison librarians and related University departments. The incumbent will develop creative strategies to understand the information needs of assigned departments and programs, build partnerships with faculty, and actively engage in outreach to sustain strong, consistent, and effective communications between the Library, the assigned departments, and affiliated programs. This position provides leadership in developing programmatic support of qualitative data services, including facilitating access to data resources and providing research and instruction support to faculty and students in their use. He or she will develop and maintain print and electronic subject-related collections to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of students and faculty. Collaborative work with colleagues at NYU New York, NYU Shanghai, and across NYU's global network is an important job expectation. Librarians at NYUAD engage in community and professional service and pursue an active scholarly agenda including publication and research.

    About NYUAD

    NYU Abu Dhabi is a pioneer of higher education in a global world, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research, while advancing cooperation and progress on humanity's shared challenges. Part of the NYU global network, NYU Abu Dhabi offers an outstanding liberal arts and science education to students from the United Arab Emirates, United States, and around the world, focusing on intercultural understanding and leadership. It supports innovative research that pushes the frontiers of knowledge forward and responds in powerful and interdisciplinary ways to vital global and local questions. NYU Abu Dhabi advances NYU as a model university for the 21st century and contributes in multiple ways to the development of a sustainable, knowledge-based economy in Abu Dhabi.

    As an international center of excellence in teaching and research, our goal is to attract outstanding faculty who are leaders in their fields, encouraging them to create programs that draw outstanding students, and providing an intellectually rich environment. Students are drawn from around the globe, surpassing all traditional academic benchmarks. The NYU Abu Dhabi undergraduate student body has garnered an impressive record of scholarships, graduate-school appointments, and many other honors.

    Working for NYUAD

    A world-class institution deserves world-class benefits. At NYUAD, we recognize that Abu Dhabi is more than where you work, it's your home and in order for you to research, teach, and thrive, we're offering a comprehensive benefits package to our top talent. Start with generous relocation allowances to ensure a smooth transition to Abu Dhabi, followed by competitive salaries, housing and transportation allowances, and educational assistance for your dependents. Health and wellness services round out our offerings, plus more. Click here for more information on benefits for you and your dependents.

    Learn more about working and living in Abu Dhabi here.


    Initial appointment will be for 3 years and is renewable contingent on job performance and active professional engagement. Rank depends on professional background and experience.

    Required Qualifications:

    • ALA-accredited MLS or international equivalent graduate LIS degree
    • Academic background in the social sciences
    • Experience with quantitative analysis and its tools, particularly Stata and the R programming language
    • Demonstrated analytical skills
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated aptitude and enthusiasm for instruction and outreach
    • Demonstrated aptitude for teamwork, flexible accommodation of a changing environment, and history of collegiality

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Advanced degree in the social sciences
    • Demonstrated knowledge of or direct experience working with and managing research data
    • Experience working in a research library
    • Experience working in a culturally diverse environment

    Application Instructions

    To apply for this position, please submit the following documents:

    • Cover Letter
    • CV

    Applications will begin to be reviewed as they are received. We anticipate that the successful candidate will be appointed for the academic year 2020-2021 and can relocate to Abu Dhabi in August 2020.

    For questions about this position, please email the search committee chair at

    If this sounds like you, apply now.

    Join NYU Abu Dhabi, an exceptional place for exceptional people.

    UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

    Daniel Hickey, MLIS
    Librarian for Business & Economics at New York University
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