AUL for Research – University of Michigan Library

The University of Michigan Library seeks an entrepreneurial, collaborative, innovative, and service- oriented leader for the new position of Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Research. Reporting to the University Librarian, and collaborating with the other members of MLibrary’s leadership, the AUL for Research will embody the library’s mission to engage in all facets of the scholarly process, from beginning to end. By embracing the transformative role of information technology, the AUL for Research will forge exciting directions in a world where new and emerging epistemologies challenge us to exploit the interplay of learning, knowing, creating, and sharing.

At MLibrary, we recognize that the creation of services to enable the use and reuse of data is becoming increasingly essential to research; we are seeking a leader with the conceptual and technical knowledge to advance this development. The new AUL for Research has an unprecedented opportunity to promote the design and implementation of campus-wide services that will facilitate the collection, curation, management, and preservation of data in support of qualitative and quantitative research methods in the humanities and the arts, as well as engineering, sciences, and social sciences.

The Research area includes over 70 talented staff, most of them subject specialists who cover a vast range of disciplines, scholarly activities, and research formats. The AUL for Research must build partnerships with academic departments and programs to address the entire range of research needs of faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and staff; improve the climate for scholarly communication; effectively use instructional technologies; embrace new research resources while supporting traditional research methods; and encourage interdisciplinary research and collaboration across campus and beyond. The AUL for Research must be fully dedicated to public service, and to supporting the activities of our subject specialists and department liaisons.

We are looking for an academic leader who views the library as we do: as an integral part of a world-class research university.

A full description of the Associate University Librarian for Research position is available at:

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Review of applications will begin in mid-December and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries and application submissions (cover letter and CV) to:

Associate University Librarian for Research Search Committee
c/o Donna Hayward, Executive Associate Director
818 Hatcher Library – South
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190

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