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ARL Seeks Director of Research and Analytics—Apply by December 14, 2018

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The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional interested in leading the Association’s institutional and organizational effectiveness program to meet the needs and interests of ARL members. ARL’s strategic initiatives call for an emphasis on assessment that reflects libraries’ contributions to research, teaching, and learning outcomes in universities and other research institutions, as well as supporting data-driven analytics and evidence-based decision-making.

Reporting to the executive director, the director of research and analytics will evaluate existing programs, and design, develop, and implement internationally recognized research practices, tools, and infrastructures. The position leads all functions related to the collection, analysis, and reporting of institutional data from member institutions, as well as the reporting of the collective impact of ARL members and more broadly, research libraries, on higher education and society. As an international leader, ARL seeks a leader intent on advancing the field of research library analytics and assessment, particularly as it moves to understand and communicate outcomes and impact. The incumbent will strategically engage and support this community.

A qualified applicant will have a master’s degree or higher in a relevant field with substantial experience in the current research landscape and will have demonstrated leadership in assessment and analyses, quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and their design, measurement, information management, and research results communication. Experience with statistics research and analysis as applied in the scholarly research environment is required.

For more details about the position and qualifications, see the full position announcement (PDF). 

Screening of applications will begin immediately. Applications will continue to be accepted until Friday, December 14, 2018. The qualified applicant should submit a letter outlining interest and relevant experience, a résumé, and a list of three references using the online application form.

With questions about the position, contact:

Sue Baughman 
Deputy Executive Director
Association of Research Libraries

ARL is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the professional workplace. We are firmly committed to providing opportunity for outstanding persons of every race/ethnicity, gender, creed, and background. We encourage applications from candidates who thrive in an environment that embraces diversity and inclusivity.

About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in Canada and the US whose mission is to advance research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters the open exchange of ideas and expertise, promotes equity and diversity, and pursues advocacy and public policy efforts that reflect the values of the library, scholarly, and higher education communities. ARL forges partnerships and catalyzes the collective efforts of research libraries to enable knowledge creation and to achieve enduring and barrier-free access to information. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.