Humanities Division Head for Engagement and Learning Services

Are you a creative problem-solver? Are you passionate about supporting learning environments that foster collaboration, inspire creativity, and build a foundation for student success?

Ranked #1 for innovation six 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 Humanities Division, composed of a diverse team of librarians actively engaged with students, faculty, and the community in innovative ways.

The Humanities Division Head, one of five division heads (Social Sciences, STEM, Humanities, eLearning and Instruction, and Learning Services), will report to the Associate University Librarian for Engagement and Learning Services, and will oversee a team of librarians focusing on the humanities, the arts, and other constituents across the ASU campuses.

This leader will consistently provide a creative solutions-based approach to both new and traditional library services, and will model, explore, and enact fresh 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 along with substantive and timely evaluative feedback as needed for all team members. They 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 Humanities Division Head will be committed to students’ academic success at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

A center of energy, imagination, and innovation, ASU Library is home to seven 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. 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. More information about the library can be found at

Arizona State University’s charter animates an institution, “measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed.”

Required qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in a Humanities or Fine Arts discipline.
  • A minimum of six years of professional experience in an academic library.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Record of scholarly publications and/or presentations.
  • A statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to social justice, diversity, equity, and/or inclusion will advance ASU Library’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in identifying opportunities to implement and support emerging information literacy instruction that aligns with campus curricular priorities. Provide leadership to design and develop collaborative courses, modules, and research that support curriculum design.
  • Experience in providing reference consultations and instructional services.
  • Promote the adoption and application of digital arts and humanities approaches to research, teaching, and learning.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with faculty, students, and library staff.

Salary and rank

This is a continuing track Academic Professional position; Associate/Full Librarian and salary dependent upon experience.

Application procedures

This is a paperless search; only electronic materials will be accepted. To apply, please submit electronically to the following: A cover letter, comprehensive vita or resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 3 recent professional references. No paper applications, faxes or emails will be accepted.

The applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file name. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at: Application deadline is December 1, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until position is filled.

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 our website: For more information about the Phoenix metropolitan area, please visit

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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