Research Data Curation Librarian, University of Michigan

Job Opening ID

Working Title
Research Data Curation Librarian

Job Title

Work Location
Ann Arbor Campus
Ann Arbor, MI

Full/Part Time


FLSA Status

Organizational Group
Univ Library

Library Research-Sci & Engineer

Posting Begin/End Date
11/14/2014 12/07/2014

Career Interests
Libraries & Museums
Primary Research

Job Summary

The University of Michigan, a leader in undergraduate and graduate education and one of the world's premier research universities, has prominent faculty, rigorous academic programs, and a diverse cultural and social environment. By advancing new modes of scholarly communication, engaging users in innovative and relevant ways, and developing collections and services that directly support the teaching, learning, and research mission of the University, the University of Michigan Library is leading the re-imagining of the research library in the digital era.

The University of Michigan Library has embarked on an aggressive and exciting initiative to address research data management needs at the University, and is seeking a forward-thinking and innovative Research Data Curation Librarian to join the team. Reporting to the Research Data Services Manager, the Research Data Curation Librarian will advance the library's mission to create and sustain data services for the campus that support the mission of the University of Michigan researchers through our Research Data Services (RDS) unit.

RDS is responsible for strategic planning, coordination, and deployment of research data services directed at facilitating the research lifecycle. This includes creating and implementing data management assistance for the campus, outreach to faculty in collaboration with subject specialists, informationists, training, and assessment of RDS programs and services. RDS operates in 4 key areas: 1) Education, Awareness and Community Building, 2) Technical Infrastructure, 3) Policy and Strategy, and 4) Consultation and Services.

The responsibilities of the Research Data Curation Librarian will fall in all key areas; the initial focus of this position will be to contribute to the development of the data repository in collaboration with colleagues and stakeholders, in the library and across campus.

The University of Michigan Library is committed to recruiting and the retaining a diverse workforce and cultivating an environment that allows and encourages all employees to contribute the fullest expression of their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences to their work and towards the fulfillment of the Library's mission.


While partnering with colleagues at the U-M Office of Research, Information Technology Services, Advanced Research Computing, as well as academic programs, institutes, departments, and colleges across campus, the Research Data Curation Librarian will:

Work with researchers to curate and archive data

Create, support and sustain technical infrastructure

Work with campus stakeholders on larger data collections issues

Engage and participate in all aspects of the RDS and library services as appropriate

Required Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Additional Information

How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, include your salary requirements, and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Benefits, Rank, Salary

Rank and salary are dependent on experience and qualifications. It is anticipated that this position will be filled at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian. Librarian appointments carry with them increased expectations and opportunities regarding professional development, professional engagement, research, and service, in keeping with the Library's process for Librarian Promotion and Advancement.

This position is eligible for 24 days of vacation a year, and 15 days of sick leave a year with provisions for extended benefits, as well as opportunities for professional development and travel. TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments retirement options available. Further information regarding benefits can be found at

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended. Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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

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