Chair, Academic Research Consulting and Services (ARCS) @ UF Libraries

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.   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

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Joseph Piazza, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at:


$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 andcredentials