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Chair, Academic Research Consulting and Services, University of Florida, FL


The George A. Smathers Libraries seek an innovative and collaborative candidate to apply for its Chair, Academic Research Consulting and Services (ARCS) position. The ARCS department is central to library-based, discipline-agnostic research support for the University of Florida community. The ARCS Chair will utilize their experience in and enthusiasm for research to lead the department in these efforts: develop key relationships across campus; enhance the role of the Smathers Libraries as a center for research support; and build highly effective, inclusive, and innovative teams.

The ARCS team is strategically expanding to meet campus needs, with a new emphasis on supporting artificial intelligence through deep engagement in education, research, equity, and outreach. ARCS also provides expertise in bioinformatics analysis, data management, digital humanities, informatics, rigor and reproducibility, systematic reviews, and related areas ( The ARCS department works alongside ARCS affiliates in scholarly communication and publishing and subject-specific liaison librarians to support researchers throughout the research life cycle via consultation services, training opportunities within and outside the curriculum, and outreach strategies to constituencies campus-wide.

The ARCS Chair is a year-round (12-month), tenure-track faculty position providing leadership and vision for the ARCS team and direct supervision of ARCS departmental faculty. ARCS faculty are key partners in advancing the research enterprise, leading and supporting initiatives to grow infrastructure and services that enhance UF’s diverse research portfolio, which includes over $1 billion annually in research expenditures. 

The search will remain open until March 6, 2023, and applicants will be reviewed as received. 


$73,625 minimum salary at the Associate University Librarian rank

$80,059 minimum salary at the University Librarian rank

The Smathers Libraries offer a salary commensurate with experience and credentials

How to Apply:

For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at