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Science and Engineering (Assistant or Associate) Librarian

Posting Details

The University of Utah, an AA/EO employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong or demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant or Associate Librarian
Department 00790 - Marriott Library - Operations
Track Tenure Track
New Position to Begin ASAP

The J. Willard Marriott Library seeks an energetic, innovative, and dynamic professional for the position of Science and Engineering Librarian to work within the Faculty Services unit. This is an excellent opportunity to work with collaborative and enthusiastic colleagues who are dedicated to student engagement across disciplines and campus units. Working with all team members in Faculty Services and reporting to the department head, the successful candidate will:

• Participate in outreach and campus engagement that expands connections and builds partnerships.
• Participate as a member of the College and Interdisciplinary Teams as a library liaison to at least three academic departments in the sciences or engineering.
• Participate as a member of a team that provides group and individual training on patent searching.
• Provide research and technology assistance in person at the Knowledge Commons and online through chat and email.
• Participate in teaching that includes first-year programs and other targeted courses in the campus curriculum.
• Be professionally active through participation in appropriate professional societies and through research and publication.

While there is a focus in this department on faculty services, all faculty librarians serve the needs of University faculty, staff, and students along with members of the local community. Work across organizational lines is encouraged to support and strengthen all services in the Marriott Library.

Required qualifications:
ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS OR the equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience working in an academic library.
• A degree or significant coursework in the sciences and/or engineering or at least one year demonstrated experience supporting undergraduates, graduates, and faculty in the sciences and/or engineering.
• Interest in patent searching.
• Demonstrated ability to teach both information literacy and concepts of science and/or engineering literacy to groups and individuals.
• Ability to work creatively and effectively both as a team member and independently.
• Ability to be proactive, flexible, and collaborative in order to accomplish departmental, library, and institutional goals.
• Demonstrated proficiency and capability with information technology systems in the context of an academic Library.
• Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
• Commitment to fostering a diverse educational and professional environment and demonstration of the ability to work with a diverse population.
• Capacity to thrive in the fast-paced, future-oriented environment of a research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
• Passion for service to the profession and academia as well as interest in developing a scholarly profile.
• If hired at the Associate Librarian rank, sufficient experience and professional accomplishment to qualify for tenure at time of appointment.
• Knowledge of and engagement with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. (
• Successful completion of a criminal background check, as required by Utah state law. (

Desired qualifications:
• Reading, writing, or speaking skills in a second language.
• Bachelors degree in a science or engineering field.
• Additional advanced degree(s), especially in the sciences or engineering.
• Experience providing patent searching services.
• Experience in public services in an academic library.
• Knowledge of & experience with educational technologies.

Compensation: $53,000 – $64,000 dependent on qualifications, plus excellent benefits including a 14.2% retirement contribution to TIAA-CREF/Fidelity, medical and dental coverage, and generous paid sick and vacation time.

Preferred consideration will be given to all applications received by August 7, 2017.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with prior URS service may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information. This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Special Instructions for Candidates

When prompted to do so, please upload a list of five (5) professional references.

Candidates selected for on-site interviews will be required to provide three (3) letters of recommendation.

Preferred consideration will be given to all applications received by August 7, 2017.

Open Date 06/20/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Requisition Number PRN00119CF
Type Faculty

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  2. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission