Manager, Library Academic Engagement Services

About Griffith University
At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We’re proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The Library is a fundamental partner in the education and research processes of Griffith University. We are seeking an experienced and innovative senior manager for a new position - Manager, Library Academic Engagement Services. This key role has a focus on both learning and teaching and research services.

The opportunity
This position reports to the Director, Library and Learning Services as part of the library management team.  The position has a focus and responsibility for two service teams:

  • Library Learning and Teaching Services – focussing on student success throughout the student journey and partnering with academics to deliver academic, digital and information skills within the curriculum.

  • Library Researcher Services – providing expert support throughout the research lifecycle and training to Higher Degree Researchers (HDRs).

In the Learning and Teaching area, you will provide strategic direction in the development and delivery of new approaches to delivering library learning content, aligned with the principles of Griffith’s approach to the curriculum and pedagogy. In the Researcher Services area, you will provide strategic direction in the development and delivery of quality researcher support services, aligned with the needs of researchers, and re-cast library services around the emerging digital information management agenda.

This is a continuing, full time position which will work across all Griffith University campuses.

About you
A key focus for you will be to ensure consistent, comprehensive and scalable delivery of contemporary library services to all members of the University community. You will provide strategic leadership to a range of professional staff in the development and delivery of innovative and customer–focussed library information and digital services, as well as academic research services, to advance the University’s learning, teaching and research goals.

Salary range
HEW Level 10: $116,202 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $135,957 per annum.

How to apply
Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Two page statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description.
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position;
    • Name and contact details of three referees.

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

Applicants for General Staff positions (non-academic) must have unrestricted work rights

Successful candidates may be subject to a criminal history check. 

What we offer
Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region, you will join a University that ranks among the top 3% worldwide and spans across five campuses in South East Queensland.

At Griffith, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information
For further information about this role, please contact Ms Maureen Sullivan, Director, Library and Learning Services on +61 (0) 7 3735 9712 or

For application queries, please contact Ms Corinna Gartrell, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 6548.

Closing date: Tuesday, 24 July 2018 at 5pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.

Job region
Griffith University
Full time
$116,202 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $135,957 per annum.
Ms Corinna Gartrell, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 6548, email
Closing date
Tuesday 24 July 2018