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Director of Research Data Services
Indiana University

Date Posted Jul. 3, 2024
Title Director of Research Data Services
University Indiana University
Bloomington, IN, United States
Department IU Libraries
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Research
    Library Services

Director of Research Data Services

IU Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and team-oriented leader to provide strategy and direction in the Director of Research Data Services position. This is a new leadership opportunity for an individual with experience and vision to develop, deliver, and assess a broad suite of research data services, including GIS and geospatial data and data repository and discovery services.

TENURE STATUS: This is a unique opportunity for individuals looking for flexibility in their career path. The Director of Research Data Services appointment can be tenured/tenure-track or non-tenure-track, depending on the qualifications and preference of the successful candidate. Tenure-track appointees must have the demonstrated ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track position at the IU Libraries. (

RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop and implement strategies for delivering research data programming, resources, and services for students and researchers in alignment with broader initiatives across the Libraries and IU’s research campuses. Provide leadership, direction, and vision for Research Data Services personnel and maintain a work environment that encourages development, engagement, and job satisfaction.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants are encouraged to communicate how their work and other experiences satisfy the minimum qualifications in ways that may not be obvious. ALA-accredited graduate degree in library or information science; candidates with an advanced degree in a relevant subject area and appropriate experience in an academic setting will also be considered. Minimum two years of experience directing or coordinating research data programs or services.

Preferred: Preferred qualifications are not required, and IU Libraries is committed to helping our future colleagues develop preferred skills.

For complete posting with additional responsibilities, required and preferred qualifications, and benefit programs information go to”.

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by August 12, 2024, will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 205, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email:

Expected start date: October 1, 2024. Please note that this date is flexible. For more information about Indiana University Bloomington, go to

For information about working and living in Bloomington, Indiana:

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. “Before a conditional offer of employment with tenure is finalized, candidates will be asked to disclose any pending investigations or previous findings of sexual or professional misconduct. They will also be required to authorize an inquiry by Indiana University Bloomington with all current and former employers along these lines. The relevance of information disclosed or ascertained in the context of this process to a candidate’s eligibility for hire will be evaluated by Indiana University Bloomington on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should be aware, however, that Indiana University Bloomington takes the matters of sexual and professional misconduct very seriously.

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