STEM Division Head for Engagement and Outreach

Arizona State University Libraries in Arizona

Deadline August 11, 2017
Date Posted June 21, 2017
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

STEM Division Head for Engagement and Outreach

Are you interested in working at the most innovative university in the country?

Ranked #1 for innovation two years in a row by U.S. News and World Report, Arizona State University has become the foundational model for a new paradigm for public higher education – committed to access, excellence and impact – and is now actively engaged in building a new library for the 21st century. ASU Library, serving as a critical gateway to ASU’s growing research and knowledge enterprise, works to collaborate, educate and innovate across disciplines, communities and technologies, while leveraging key research and learning opportunities that are unique to ASU.

This is an ideal position for a diverse, dynamic, collaborative and entrepreneurial team player dedicated to leading and shaping the future of instructional support and research endeavors in the ASU Library and its communities. S/He would lead a team of embedded librarians working closely with colleges and student success initiatives where the Library can have the greatest impact.

This senior position will report to the Associate University Librarian for Engagement and Learning Services and be responsible for a team of librarians embedded in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. The STEM Division Head will work with constituents across all ASU campuses.

The successful candidate must have an excellent understanding of scholarly information across multiple disciplinary fields, and connect researchers and learners with all information resources both within and beyond the physical library. The successful candidate will work successfully with campus partners across departments and institutes, and seek to build strong multidisciplinary relationships with faculty in these programs, in order to further both research and student learning. The successful candidate is committed to students’ academic success at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Required Qualifications:

•Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program

•Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline

•At least 6 year’s professional experience in an academic library

•Supervisory experience

•Record of scholarly publications and/or presentations.

•Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member

•Demonstrated understanding of the research process and data lifecycle in sciences

•Demonstrated ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with all faculty, students, library staff

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in leading and identifying opportunities to implement and support emerging literacy instruction with campus curricular priorities to design and develop collaborative courses, modules, and research that support curriculum design.

•Experience in providing reference consultations and instructional services

•Grant writing experience

•Experience with sponsored research

Salary and Rank:

This is a continuing appointment track academic professional position Associate/Librarian Rank and salary dependent upon experience.

ASU Library is a strong supporter of student success and a critical partner in realizing the New American University mission of access, excellence and impact. Success at ASU is measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed.

A center of energy, imagination and innovation, ASU Library is home to nine library facilities across five ASU campus locations – providing students and faculty access to millions of information resources, world-class collections, outstanding study spaces, advanced data centers and a suite of makerspaces and creative services. More information about the library can be found at

Application Procedures: Application packet consists of a cover letter, comprehensive vita or resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 3 recent professional references. The application should be sent as a single (one) complete electronic file to Lillie Johnson, A more complete position is posted at: Questions about the position and search should be directed to Tomalee Doan,

Application Deadline: Application deadline is August 11, 2017; applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed. Other Information: Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. A background check is required for employment. For more information regarding ASU and the visit our web site: For the Tempe and/or Phoenix area, please visit Arizona State University’s Charter animates an institution “measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes, and how they succeed.” Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are welcomed and encouraged to apply.



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