Research and Education Librarian for ICTR

Research and Education Librarian for Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR)

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Research and Education Librarian to be embedded in the UMB’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). The UMB ICTR is a clinical and translational research initiative providing the administrative home for translational science partnerships at UMB, across the University System of Maryland (USM), and the joint UMB/Johns Hopkins (JHU) NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).

This Research and Education Librarian position has four primary areas of responsibility:
  • Participate in the discovery, selection, and implementation of a faculty profile system.
  • Develop strategies for program evaluation and measuring the impact of the ICTR. Reports/data visualizations generated from these activities will be shared with various stakeholders.
  • Develop tools linking faculty and staff to content experts and core resources.
  • Provide research and instruction services.
To provide a range of services supporting the UMB ICTR, this faculty librarian will collaborate with experts within the HSHSL and potentially with external colleagues and in the CTSA national network . For more information about the HS/HSL, visit and about the ICTR, visit .

UMB and the HSHSL are deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, and diversity. HSHSL welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, and other candidates invested in creating and enriching an inclusive environment through their work and interactions.


Faculty Profiles System
  • Assist in the discovery, selection, and implementation of a faculty profiles system in collaboration with partners in participating units and institutions.
  • Develop a marketing and education strategy promoting UMB faculty expertise through effective use of a faculty profiles system in collaboration with ICTR staff.
Research Impact
  • Develop strategies for program evaluation and measuring the impact of the ICTR in research output, knowledge transfer, clinical implementation, community benefit, and the research impact of traineeships.
  • Conduct in-depth publication metrics reports at the author level (individual/group/ department), article level, and journal level enhancing visibility and demonstrating the research impact of the ICTR.
  • Employ data visualization tools to illustrate and highlight ICTR funded research.
Promotion and Networking
  • Market and promote ICTR collaborations and resources in partnership with ICTR staff.
  • Working with ICTR staff, implement systems linking ICTR faculty and projects to content experts at UMB and to other institutional partners.
  • Share information about the evolving landscape in scholarly communication such as open access and open science.
Research and Instruction
  • Design and offer workshops and consultation services related to research visibility, research impact, and scholarly publishing.
  • Participate in grant preparation and collaborate on grant-funded projects.
  • Develop presentations and share expertise in ICTR professional settings.
  • Actively engage in committees and on teams within the HSHSL, the UMB ICTR community, UMB, and professional organizations.
  • Pursue research and professional development activities.
Qualifications :

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Two years of experience related to position responsibilities.
  • Experience designing instructional services.
  • Experience delivering presentations.
  • Experience searching biomedical databases such as PubMed and Scopus.
  • Experience in program evaluation.
  • Demonstrated evidence of successful project management.
  • Demonstrated service orientation and skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library.
  • Knowledge of faculty profiles systems.
  • Experience in using citation metrics tools.
  • Experience with tools such as Tableau, PowerBI, R, or Python.
The Research and Education Librarian for the UMB ICTR reports administratively to the Associate Director for Research and Information Services at the HSHSL and programmatically to the Director, UMB ICTR.

This position can allow for a hybrid telework arrangement.


This is a permanent status-eligible, full-time, non-tenure track faculty position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library’s faculty. For more information, see the University’s “ Criteria and Procedures Relating to the Appointment, Promotion and Permanent Status for Library Faculty ”.


Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Include the following documents as part of the application package:

  1. A resume or curriculum vitae.
  2. Three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email.
  3. A cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a maximum 100 word statement describing their experience and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and how they would further the Library and UMB’s diversity values; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Library and UMB’s commitment to diversity.
  4. On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – this does not need to be notarized.

For more information, visit our website at or email .

SALARY: $55,000 minimum, commensurate with experience.


Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.


The University of Maryland, Baltimore campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven's Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras.

The HSHSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a record of user-centered innovative services and programs. Fifty-six FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library. Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs, and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation. The HSHSL also serves as the headquarters for the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Region 1.

The HSHSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School. It supports 7,200 students and nearly 7,900 faculty and staff members. UMB is a 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. Read more about UMB , including its mission, vision, and core values.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at .

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) during any part of the application process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. For questions about ADA requests for reasonable accommodations, you may also contact .

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