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STEM Division Head for Engagement and Outreach-- Arizona State University Libraries

posted Feb 26, 2018, 3:07 PM by Lars Hagelin
Are you passionate about student success? Do you think outside the box when it comes to developing solutions that support the scholarly, instructional and learning goals of a growing university community?

Ranked #1 for innovation three years in a row by U.S. News and World Report, Arizona State University has become the model for higher education. Serving as a critical gateway to the university’s growing research enterprise, ASU Library is actively engaged in building a 21st century academic library that reflects ASU’s vision of excellence through its accessibility and impact.

To this end, ASU Library seeks a highly motivated, collaborative and service-oriented librarian to lead its newly established STEM Division (science, technology, engineering and math), comprised of a diverse team of librarians actively engaged with students, faculty and the community in innovative ways.

The STEM Division Head will model, explore and enact new workflows that both challenge and invite librarians to deliver high-level service through liaising, embedding, workshopping, innovating, teaching and participating in research with students, faculty and the community university-wide. The successful candidate will help to create a positive, dynamic service atmosphere, fueled by opportunity and trust, and will contribute to an organizational growth mindset by encouraging learning and experimentation.

This leader will provide open door availability and consultation along with substantive and timely evaluative feedback as needed for all team members. She/he must work successfully with campus partners across ASU departments and institutes, and seek to build strong relationships with ASU faculty, across disciplines and programs, in an effort to advance research and student learning. Most critically, the STEM Division Head will be committed to students’ academic success at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Engagement and Learning Services, this senior position is one of three division heads for ASU Library, and is responsible for a team of librarians serving the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, which accounts for one-quarter of ASU’s student population.

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

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program 
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline 
  • At least 6 years professional experience in an academic library 
  • Supervisory experience 
  • Record of scholarly publications and/or presentations 
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 
  • 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 the sciences 
  • Demonstrated ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with faculty, students, library staff 
Salary and Rank: This is a continuing appointment track academic professional position Associate/Librarian Rank and salary dependent upon experience.

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, Questions about the position and search should be directed to Tomalee Doan,

Application Deadline: Application deadline is April 3, 2018 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 please visit our web site at 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.