Computer Vision Specialist (AI), Assistant or Associate University Librarian — George A. Smathers Library, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL



Computer Vision Specialist (AI)

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

University of Florida

George A Smathers Libraries


The George A. Smathers Libraries seek a creative, collaborative, and service-oriented candidate to enhance computer vision research services to strategically increase support of the university’s AI initiative and to further the Libraries’ commitment to “AI for everyone.” In conjunction and close collaboration with the Natural Language Processing Specialist and other personnel from across the libraries, this position provides leadership to the Libraries’ efforts to build foundational AI services for all UF students, faculty, and staff interested in incorporating AI technology and techniques in their discipline-specific teaching and research.

The Computer Vision Specialist is a year-round (12 month) tenure-track faculty position with primary responsibilities in instruction, consultation, and project work in computer vision and other areas relevant to artificial intelligence and data science. The position works with library colleagues, researchers, and educators from throughout the University of Florida community to create, identify, and evaluate learning resources and services in the areas of computer vision; works with students and researchers at all stages of their careers to advise and consult on effective use of related tools and methodologies; advocates for the role of the Smathers Libraries in supporting related education and research; and builds effective, inclusive collaborations across the campus community. As a member of the Academic Research Consulting and Services (ARCS) department, the Computer Vision Specialist synergizes with existing ARCS specialists who provide expertise in natural language processing, data science and statistical analysis, data management, reproducibility, systematic reviews, scholarly communication, research impact, and related areas. The Computer Vision Specialist will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities to meet criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until May 10, 2024, 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.

The University of Florida is an equal employment employer and is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit-based factors. As an equal opportunity employer, we believe in fostering environments where team members feel included, valued for their differences, and empowered to do their best work.

Address inquiries to Lily Lewis, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office.


$68,182 minimum salary at the Assistant University Librarian rank

$78,861 minimum salary at the Associate University Librarian rank

The Smathers Libraries offer a salary commensurate with experience and credentials

The University of Florida offers a competitive benefits package including health, retirement, paid time off, discount programs, professional development and worklife supportLearn more.                               


  • Master’s degree or above in a field focused on computer vision, artificial intelligence, and/or computer/data science (e.g., digital humanities, human-computer interaction, or information science)
  • Appointment at the Assistant University Librarian rank requires 2 years of relevant experience
  • Appointment at the Associate University Librarian rank requires eight years of relevant experience