Research Data Librarian (Assistant or Associate Librarian) -- J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

Post date: February 8,  2023

Are you passionate about data and open science initiatives, and wish to work at an R1 university with high impact research? If so, come join us at the J. Willard Marriott Library as a research data librarian and help shape the future of research data services program at University of Utah. We seek to recruit 2 tenure-track research data librarians with broad knowledge and experience in data-intensive research, including managing or analyzing data in at least one field of academic research, such as engineering, social science or humanities. The data librarians will develop and maintain workflows in support of data lifecycle, will engage researchers to develop an understanding of their needs for the reproducibility of their work, and provide technically-focused advice to improve data management practices and enable Open Science and FAIR data (including working with regulated data, compliance needs, research data management and sharing plans, and data use agreements). Working collaboratively with other research-focused units on campus, they will help coordinate data and metadata management for research projects, contribute to research proposals, and collaborate on research data service design.

Relocation to the Salt Lake City, Utah area is required and will be financially supported by house hunting and moving allowances. This position is currently designed as a hybrid of on-campus and remote work. Specific telecommuting arrangements will be based on the needs of the position and authorized at the discretion of the department head.

We seek qualified applicants who bring perspectives and experiences that will enrich and strengthen our organization and enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts on our campus. We invite applications from candidates who may not have followed a traditional educational or professional path.

All candidates should be prepared to discuss how they see themselves contributing to the University’s equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts. The library serves an increasingly diverse constituency of patrons, and our employees, services, collections, and policies should honor and reflect this diversity. We are therefore interested in identifying and interviewing candidates who have experience with underserved or marginalized communities and who are committed to advancing our mission to provide equitable access to information resources.

To learn about the position or to share a nomination, please reach out to Melanie Hawks, Assistant Dean for DEI and Director of Library Human Resources, at  Additional information about the application process can be found at

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