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Graduate & Undergraduate (Research 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 Research Assistant or Associate Librarian
Department 00790 - Marriott Library - Operations
Track Non Tenure Track
New Position to Begin ASAP

The J. Willard Marriott Library seeks an innovative and dynamic professional for the position of Research Education Librarian to work four weeks each semester at the Utah Asia Campus (UAC) located in Incheon, Korea and spend the rest of the time at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. This is a career-line faculty appointment with funding guaranteed for three years. This is an excellent opportunity to work with University of Utah faculty and students to engage them in information literacy, research, critical thinking, and accurate writing and citation styles. The incumbent will engage with faculty and students across disciplines and campus units and meet regularly with the Marriott Library Associate Dean for Research and User Services. Reporting to the Head of Graduate & Undergraduate Services, the successful candidate will:

Teach library research workshops for 4 weeks each semester at the UAC and participate in teaching at the University of Utah Salt Lake City campus that includes being a guest lecturer for first-year programs and other targeted courses in the campus curriculum.

Provide one-on-one and small group research consultations and offer research and technology assistance in person and online.

Participate in outreach and engagement to the Salt Lake City and the UAC campus that expands connections and builds partnerships.

Participate in the development of the print collection at the Incheon Global Campus.

Lead instructional design efforts through:
• Identifying educational best practices and sharing them with the teaching librarians;
• Incorporating student-centered learning outcomes;
• Assisting librarians in a move from face-to-face to online instruction through an understanding of online teaching best practices;
• Mapping information literacy concepts into relevant university courses
• Engaging with other librarians and campus faculty to develop discipline-appropriate instruction
• Developing innovative tools and services for effective library instruction for both face-to-face and online classes
• Developing and implementing methods to assess the effectiveness of library instruction.

Plan and implement orientation and retention events at both campuses.
Be professionally active through participation in appropriate professional societies and through research and publication.

Marriott Library is a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, a program uniting academic libraries who share a commitment to increase the hiring pipeline of qualified, talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

Required qualifications:
ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS OR the equivalent combination of relevant experience and advanced degree.
• Experience working with students for whom English is a second language.
• Demonstrated resiliency in the face of obstacles.
• Ability to be proactive, flexible, and collaborative in order to accomplish departmental, library, and institutional goals.
• Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated ability to teach information literacy to groups and individuals.
• Commitment to fostering a diverse educational and professional environment and demonstrated 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.
• Demonstrated proficiency and capability with information technology systems in the context of an academic library, including the development of online learning objects and experience with learning management systems.
• Passion for service to the profession and academia as well as interest in developing a scholarly profile.
• 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.
• Additional advanced degree(s), particularly in the area of instructional design.
TESOL certification.
• Experience teaching credit-bearing courses at a college or university campus.
• Experience living abroad.
• Familiarity with international cultures.

Compensation: $53,000 – 60,000 dependent on qualifications, a $3,000 supportive yearly stipend while working at the UAC, plus excellent benefits including a 14.2% retirement contribution to TIAA-CREF/Fidelity, medical and dental coverage, and paid sick and vacation time. The University will provide travel for round trip airline tickets to get to Korea and back again each semester. Housing at the UAC provided by the University.

Preferred consideration will be given to all applications received by January 29, 2018.

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 January 29, 2018.

Open Date 12/15/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Requisition Number PRN00203CF
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