Manager Teaching & Research Services

Macquarie University
March 03, 2024
Offerd Salary:$115,030 - $127,995
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• From $115,030 - $127,995 (HEW Level 8), plus 17% superannuation and annual leave loading. • Appointment Type: Full Time, Continuing • Location: Macquarie University, Wallumattagal Campus, Dharug land, North Ryde


This is a key role in the Academic Library Services Unit of Macquarie University Library, leading a team of librarians to support the Faculty of Arts and the Macquarie School of Business with discipline specific in-depth advice and support to researchers, teaching staff, postgraduate and graduate research students.

As a member of the Library's Management Team, this role is responsible for development, delivery and evaluation of the Library's information, advisory, consultancy, engagement and outreach services to students and University staff in the Faculties. The role is a key connection point between the faculties and the Library, representing the Library at Faculty Committees and working groups and providing expert advice to the Library senior management regarding the information, collection and service needs specific to the Faculty of Arts and the Business School.

About You

You will bring your extensive management and leadership experience to foster a people-focused culture that reflects the Library values and lead the provision and integration of high-quality education and research services. Your deep knowledge of current and emerging trends and issues impacting the the sector and strong analytical and synthesis skills will inform the development of policy, guidelines and best practice to ensure the Library provides high- quality, timely, relevant and expert advice and support.

Your strong ability to collaborate with Academics and other key stakeholders, and develop purposeful partnerships across the Library and University will be essential in leading the development and embedding of information and digital literacies within the curricula and research skills programs. Your knowledge of scholarly communication and digital scholarship and experience in evaluating information resources will ensure Library collections meet disciplinary education and research needs.

Your proven track record for implementing solutions, managing complex projects, and your highly developed organisation skills are essential to ensure the implementation of successful, client-focused service improvements and initiatives to meet future demands and needs.

About Us

The University Library provides high quality, client centred services, information resources and learning spaces that support world-class research and research enhanced teaching. The Library contributes to the development of graduate capabilities, research capacity, teaching excellence and community engagement in partnership with academics and other University service providers.

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Celebrating its 60th year in 2024, it was established as a bold experiment in higher education and designed to break from educational traditions to work in tandem with industry. Institutionally we strive for the extraordinary by challenging convention and embracing different views. Our pioneering culture has encouraged and inspired students, staff and collaborators to break free from conventional thinking, and to actively shape the complex issues that define the future of humanity.

We rank amongst the top employers in the Australian Workplace Employers Index, having recently earned a five-star rating in the QS World Rankings with the highest rating for employability. Take a look at the staff benefits on offer.

To Appy

To be considered for this position, please apply online and attach your resume and a separate cover letter that outlines how you meet to the selection criteria below:

Selection Criteria

  • Degree in a relevant discipline such as information management, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience, qualifications and training.

  • Extensive experience leading innovative and high performing teams to achieve organisational goals, and to continuously improve services and client experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues and best practice in academic library education and research services, with a proven ability to apply to the design and delivery of effective and innovative programs and services.

  • Proven ability in developing and implementing strategically aligned complex projects and delivering to tight timeframes.

  • Experience in evaluating information resources to ensure Library collections meet disciplinary education and research needs.

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in building and successfully managing complex partnerships with campus and Faculty stakeholders and contributing to University committees, programs and projects.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and demonstrated excellence in business writing.

  • Specific Inquiries: Susan Vickery, Director Academic Library Services, [email protected]

    General Inquiries: Bill Egarchos, HR Officer at [email protected]

    Applications Close: Sunday 3rd March 2024 at 11:59PM (AEST)

    If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

    Applications Close:

    03/03/2024 11:59 PM

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