STEM Division Head for Engagement and Outreach

Are you interested in joining a Library team working at the #1 ranked “most Innovative school in America two years in a row” by U. S. News and World Report?  ASU Library seeks a highly motivated, dynamic, and innovative professional to build the Library’s connections that align with the ambition of the University’s charter, goals, and design:  ASU Charter . We are building a New American University and seek in every appointment to identify individuals who are fearless, imaginative, and inclusive in working in its spirit to establish ASU as a global center for interdisciplinary research and discovery.

This is an ideal position for a diverse, dynamic, collaborative and entrepreneurial team player who is 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 Public Services and will be responsible for a team of librarians developing partnerships in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.  The Fulton Schools of Engineering is more than a discipline and is a mindset and a way of looking at the world.  Students in the Fulton Schools of Engineering are part of a community of problem solvers, people who are passionate about designing and making innovative and entrepreneurial solutions.  Students are distinguished by their transdisciplinary methods, their understanding of the societal implications of their decisions, and their potential for success in traditional and non-traditional engineering careers alike.  ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College creates knowledge, mobilizes people and takes action to improve education through people, ideas, and innovation.

The successful candidate has an excellent understanding of scholarly information across multiple disciplinary fields, and connects researchers and learners with all information resources both within and beyond the physical library. The individual works successfully with campus partners across departments and institutes, and seeks 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 and social sciences
  • Demonstrated ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with all faculty, students, and 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

The ASU Library is a leader in innovative customer service and in the strength of its collections and ranks in the top 40 research libraries in North America.  The ASU Library includes eight physical locations: Fletcher Library at the West campus, the Library at the Downtown Phoenix campus, the Library at the Polytechnic campus, International Business Information Centre at Thunderbird and four libraries on the Tempe campus: Hayden Library, Noble Science and Engineering Library, Music Library, and Design and the Arts Library.  In addition, the Ross-Blakley Law Library serves the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.  The ASU Library supports over 90,000 full-time and part-time students and over 3,000 faculty.  More information about the ASU 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,  Questions about the position and search should be directed to Tomalee Doan,

Application Deadline: Application deadline is March 3, 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 visit :  For information about 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.