Vice President for Research and Scholarship The Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering, and Technology

The Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering, and Technology

Job Type: Museums and Libraries

Application Deadline: March 15, 2015

The Linda Hall Library, the world’s pre-eminent privately supported library of science, engineering, and technology, invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Research and Scholarship. For a full position description, please go to

Created by local businessman Herbert F. Hall and his wife Linda S. Hall, the Library opened in 1946 in the heart of what has now become Kansas City’s cultural community. The Library has built one of the world’s major collections of research materials relating to all areas of science, engineering, and technology (excluding clinical and surgical medicine). A non-circulating research library, the Linda Hall is an important resource for researchers and students from industry and academia, providing reference and document delivery services to users around the globe. The Library also sponsors a residential fellowship program, exhibitions, and an ongoing series of public lectures.

Linda Hall is seeking an effective leader with a background in the sciences, technology, or related discipline, for this newly created position. S/he should have a record of innovation and change in a distinguished research library or other relevant setting, and an advanced degree in the History of Science or related field, or an extensive research and publication record in one or more of the scientific disciplines collected by Linda Hall. A Master’s degree in Library Science is preferred.

Applicants should provide a cover letter, a résumé or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to Auerbach Associates, whom the Library has retained to assist with this search. All nominations, applications, and inquiries should be sent to:

Ellen Offner
Auerbach Associates, Inc.
30 Hillside Terrace
Belmont, MA 02478
(Electronic submissions preferred)

Posted: January 13, 2015