Research Services Librarian - Assistant / Associate Professor

Dayton, OH
Job Type: 
academic library


University of Dayton


Required Qualifications:


  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution (or completion of at least 33 credit hours of an ALA-accredited MLS program at the time of application with expected graduation date of May 2021).

  • Excellent written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to meet University Libraries’ promotion and tenure standards in librarianship, research, and service.

  • In addition to meeting the qualifications listed above, candidates requesting appointment at the rank of associate professor must meet the University Libraries’ requirements for promotion and tenure: five or more years of professional library experience; evidence of excellent professional achievement; and a strong record of peer-reviewed scholarship.



Preferred Qualifications: While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

  • Degree in a STEM field; previous applicable experience working with STEM faculty or researchers; or 12 or more credits of college coursework in STEM.

  • Teaching experience, especially in an academic setting.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, initiate, and implement projects and services.

  • Knowledge of libraries’ role in supporting the research life cycle

  • Excellent oral communication skills.

  • Excellent presentation skills.

  • Knowledge of various technology systems in library or academic environments.

  • Successful experience working in a dynamic and changing environment.

  • Effective interpersonal skills.

  • Strong public service orientation.

  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team with faculty, staff, and a growing culturally diverse campus population.

  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.

  • Appreciation for the University’s Catholic and Marianist educational values.

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  • Provides leadership for advanced research services offered by the University Libraries such as publication analysis and metrics, citation impact reports, and data management consultations.

  • Actively seeks opportunities to collaborate with campus partners in identifying and promoting research support for faculty and graduate student research projects, grant proposals, etc.

  • Develops and coordinates workshops and presentations related to advanced research services.

  • Assists with the use of Scholars’ Commons. 

  • Serves as a member of the Research Team and provides research consultation support.

  • Serves on the Instruction Team and provides library instruction to academic departments within the School of Engineering and the physical sciences, as well as a limited number of general education classes.

  • Serves as collection liaison to the School of Engineering and physical sciences.

  • Conducts research and disseminates the findings through publication in peer-reviewed journals, major national meetings, and other venues.

  • Serves on various library, University, and professional committees.


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