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Associate University Librarian (Research and Collections)

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

Job Details

  • Be part of a supportive University Library Executive Team and lead in the development of Library research and collection services to support the University.
  • Full-time appointment on a fixed term basis until 10/03/2026.
  • Senior Appointment.

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 and Collections and Engagement and Experience. Research and Collections provides a range of library services including the acquisition, management, and discovery of digital and physical resources and development and delivery of research publication and data management services.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will under limited direction, be responsible for leading the Research and Collections section which includes the management of the library’s information resources, University research outputs, digitised collections and associated systems and services. You will play a lead role in the effective management of Library staff, financial resources, strategic and operational planning, project management and continuous improvement of Library services.

About you

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency.
  • Extensive management and leadership experience at a senior level and ability to provide training, career progression, succession and development.
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A client focussed approach and experience dealing with a range of stakeholders to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Demonstrated high level skills in strategic and operational planning, policy development, resource management and project management.
  • Ability to deliver efficient, effective and innovative Library services.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a senior management team.
  • Extensive knowledge of current trends and issues in academic libraries and the higher education sector.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Download File P21 234 POSITION DESCRIPTION Associate University Librarian (Research Collections) - Position Number 100763.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 Tuesday, 30 April 2024.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Scott Nicholls on (08) 6488 2341 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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