STEM Librarian

Are you interested in joining a library team at the university ranked first as the “most innovative school in America” by U.S. News and World Report? Arizona State University Library seeks a highly motivated, dynamic, and innovative professional to build the Library’s connections with the students, faculty, and staff at ASU. This is an ideal position for a collaborative and forward-thinking librarian who is ready to join a team of librarians who are dedicated to diversity and to shaping the future of instructional support and research endeavors at ASU.

The successful candidate will have a broad understanding of scholarly information across fields in the sciences and will connect researchers and learners to information and resources within and beyond the physical library. This individual will work with campus partners across departments and institutes to build strong multidisciplinary relationships in support of research and student success. The incumbent will help define new services, develop programs, and serve as a resource for scholarly communication, research data management, and information literacy. The STEM Librarian is expected to engage in service and scholarly activities. The current needs in the ASU Library are in the physical sciences, but strengths of the candidate will be balanced with needs of the Library.

The ASU Library is a center of energy, imagination, and innovation with nine library facilities across four ASU campus locations. We provide 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 strongly supports student success and is a critical partner in realizing the New American University’s 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.

Required qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program, to be completed by the time of appointment
  • A statement in your cover letter 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

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a STEM field
  • Educational or work experience in a physical sciences field
  • Library experience providing services and support to science disciplines
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member
  • Experience providing reference consultations and instructional services
  • Demonstrated understanding of the research process and data lifecycle in the sciences
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Salary and rank

This is a continuing appointment track Academic Professional position; Assistant/Associate Librarian and salary dependent upon experience. Early career professionals are encouraged to apply.

Application procedures

This is a paperless search; only electronic materials will be accepted. To apply, please submit electronically to the following http://apply.interfolio.com/99549 A cover letter, comprehensive vita or resume, names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 3 recent professional references and a diversity statement.  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:  John.Kromer@asu.edu.  Application deadline is January 14, 2022.  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: www.asu.edu. For more information about the Phoenix metropolitan area, please visit www.visitarizona.com.

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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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Under the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, ASU expects all employees, including new hires, to be vaccinated unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation.  Proof of vaccination will be required by January 4, 2022.  For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage.