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Senior Librarian (Research and Academic Engagement)

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$95,737 – $106,223 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
18 Mar 2024
  • Level 7, full-time appointment on an ongoing basis.
  • Base salary range: $95,737 – $106,223 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The University Library provides information resources, services, systems and spaces to support, stimulate and innovate teaching, learning and research. The University Library is committed to developing and delivering services to be strategic enablers for the University in meeting its goals; enabling and promoting the creation, storage, transfer and seamless access to information and collaborating closely with the University community to deliver innovative solutions for their research, teaching and learning needs.

The University Library has two sections – Research & Collections and Engagement & Experience. The Engagement & Experience team is responsible for provision of research and teaching support, inquiry and reference services, student IT support, library spaces and facilities, information literacy and research skills training, lending, and collection development and management.

About the opportunity

As the appointee, under broad direction, you will, be responsible for the provision of advice, training and support to the University’s research and teaching community from higher degree research students through to senior research and teaching staff. You will empower students and staff through the development of knowledge and skills across a range of research and teaching activities including research data management, developing and maintaining a research profile, strategies for scholarly publishing, complying with funder and open access requirements, citation and impact analysis, identifying and selecting unit readings, and developing students’ information literacy skills in context.

You will work closely with the Senior Librarian (Copyright) to provide Copyright advice on a range of scholarly publishing and open access queries.

About you

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency; a qualification in library and information studies is desirable.
  • Substantial relevant professional experience in a library environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of research support, collection development, reference services and information literacy in an academic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively support a diverse range of clients in identifying, accessing, and using information resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to long term planning and strategic direction.
  • Knowledge of project management approaches to deliver continual service improvement.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills with demonstrated ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in a range of relevant software applications including Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively as part of a team.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Download File P21 216 POSITION DESCRIPTION [Senior Librarian (Research and Academic Engagement)] - Position Number [311022, 311023, 311024, 311025, ~ Level [7] (1).pdf.

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria.

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Monday, 18 March 2024.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Katie Mills on (08) 6488 1400 or at

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity.

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

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