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Informatics Librarian, University of Florida Libraries, Gainesville, FL


The George A. Smathers Libraries seek a creative, collaborative, and services-oriented candidate to enhance research support in the area of Informatics. This position works with library colleagues, researchers, and educators from throughout the University of Florida community to create, identify, and evaluate learning resources in the areas of informatics and data science; provide expert consultation services, advocate for the role of the Smathers Libraries in supporting related education and research; and build effective, inclusive, collaborations across the campus community.

The Informatics Librarian is a year-round (12 month) tenure-track faculty position in the Academic Research Consulting and Services (ARCS) department. As a member of the ARCS department, the Informatics Librarian collaborates with existing specialists who provide expertise in bioinformatics analysis, data management, rigor and reproducibility, systematic reviews, artificial intelligence, and related areas ( ARCS is strategically expanding its support to informatics, semantic web technologies, and data science education, research, and outreach, with this position formally liaising to the University of Florida’s Informatics Institute, and related departments and
programs across campus. This position sets a foundation in all types of informatics for UF students from all majors, and faculty and staff interested in incorporating informatics technology and techniques to their discipline-specific teaching and research.

The library encourages team member participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Informatics Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society, the libraries are actively seeking candidates who bring culturally rich lived experiences to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and perspectives. The Informatics Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet criteria for tenure and promotion.

How to Apply:

The search will remain open until November 3, 2021, and applications 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 Bonnie Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: [email protected].