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Engineering Librarian-- The University of Arkansas Libraries

posted Jul 11, 2017, 5:39 AM by Lars Hagelin
The University of Arkansas Libraries invites nominations for and applications from energetic, flexible, and innovative candidates for the position of Engineering Librarian. The ideal candidate will be receptive to and foster new ideas, work collaboratively with team members, and possess strong interpersonal, effective oral and written communication, and planning and organization skills. Additional key attributes are the abilities to foster successful partnerships with university departments, to provide excellent services, and to demonstrate initiative and flexibility by adapting programs and services to support change within the institution.

The Engineering Librarian primarily supports teaching and research in the College of Engineering by providing library instruction, research assistance, collection development, and academic outreach, including research data support and grant-writing assistance. The Engineering Librarian also supports other disciplines as part of an inter-disciplinary STEM team. The ideal candidate will possess a broad scientific background and specific experience or interest in engineering. This position reports to the Head of Instruction and Liaison Services.

Responsibilities of this position include research and service in keeping with the faculty requirements of the University of Arkansas. The successful candidate must have demonstrated potential in performance, scholarly activity, and professional service to meet criteria for appointment at the level of Assistant Librarian/Assistant Professor and should possess an exemplary service orientation and the ability to work collaboratively in a diverse and changing environment.

Qualifications. Required: A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program; relevant undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering or related discipline or significant experience providing engineering information services in a research library. Experience in teaching or providing classroom instruction. Demonstrated subject knowledge and familiarity with STEM resources and research methodologies.

Preferred: Demonstrated experience providing research data support. Collection development experience. Familiarity with engineering standards.

Rank and Salary: Tenure-track, twelve-month faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Librarian / Associate Professor or Assistant Librarian / Assistant Professor. Salary: Dependent on rank; minimum $50,000.

Benefits: Relocation allowance available. Benefits include TIAA or Fidelity Investments, 22 days of annual leave, tuition reduction, and health insurance.

Background: The University of Arkansas places students first by enhancing academic programs, creating an engaging campus life, reducing obstacles, enhancing diversity, improving graduation rates, and marshaling the expertise of the faculty, staff, and students. The University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with very high levels of research activity (RU/VH). The University provides a superior campus landscape and environment while designing and building world class facilities. The funding for research awards and research expenditures continues to grow and so do the academic programs offered. The University Libraries share in the stewardship of the University’s goals and takes responsibility for the health of the research and teaching collections as well as programs that further support the academic mission. For more information, visit the Libraries’ home page ( The University of Arkansas campus ( in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with a student enrollment of more than 26,000, is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System. With a population of approximately 460,000, the northwest Arkansas region is home to two Fortune 100 company headquarters. This thriving region offers numerous cultural venues, such as the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Walton Arts Center, and the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.

About the College of Engineering: The University of Arkansas College of Engineering is the largest engineering program in the state of Arkansas. Over the past decade, the college has experienced unprecedented growth. Undergraduate enrollment has doubled since 2007, and total enrollment in the college is now has over 4,000 students. The College of Engineering offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in nine engineering fields, as well as incorporating distance learning and interdisciplinary programs. Faculty in the college conduct research in many key areas, including electronics, energy, healthcare, nanotechnology, transportation and logistics, big data analytics, cybersecurity, and sustainability in the built environment. For more information, visit

Application deadline and contact information. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Completed applications received by August 8, 2017, will receive full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. For full posting or to apply, please go to When completing your application, please upload the following: letter of application (addressed to the attention of Jeff Banks, Director for HR and Organizational Development), résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references. For more information, please contact Jeff Banks at

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.