24 January 2022


£61,818 to £80,604

The University of Sheffield Library is seeking an innovative and collaborative leader to join the Library Executive at a pivotal time as we embark on our five year plan supporting the University’s new Vision which specifically for this role includes: advocating and facilitating open research/scholarship, the delivery of our FAIR Data roadmap, accelerating the move to more sustainable scholarly communications and a step change in our engagement in AI and related technologies.

We pride ourselves in being a world class, dynamic research library inspiring intellectual discovery and learning, sitting at the heart of the University community and working collaboratively to deliver outstanding experiences for our students, researchers, teachers and visitors.


As Associate Director, you will be a key member of the Library Executive Team, providing strategic direction for the Library’s digital and scholarship services; blending roles and leading initiatives across digital services including innovation and new technologies e.g. AI; scholarly communications, open science, digital scholarship, open publishing; faculty engagement and partnerships.

Collaboration is key in this role and you will have proven ability to develop effective professional relationships, and to negotiate, influence and advocate across many stakeholder groups, using your excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.


If you have a passion for open scholarship, extensive knowledge of the scholarly communications environment and an appetite for exploring technology to deliver solutions for the benefit of students, researchers and communities, then we would love to hear from you.

For informal enquiries about this job, contact: Anna Clements, Director of Library Services & University Librarian on anna.clements@sheffield.ac.uk or 07704 305 441.


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