Job Description

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications from innovative and enthusiastic service-oriented professionals for the positions of Interdisciplinary Humanities Librarian and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Librarian. Both are tenure-stream faculty positions reporting to the Director of Arts & Humanities or the Director of Social Sciences in the University Libraries, respectively. Duties include general and specialized reference in the social sciences and humanities; classroom teaching as part of an active library instruction program; outreach to campus groups or institutes across disciplinary boundaries; and selecting library materials in one or more possible areas, potentially including sociology, anthropology, mass communications, journalism, economics, linguistics, classics, religion, Jewish studies, film studies, Slavic studies, ethnic studies, women studies, or reference.

Significant parts of the responsibilities of this position are research and creative work and service in keeping with the tenure standards of the University of Colorado Boulder.

Appointment and Salary:
The successful candidate will be appointed as a full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty member. Depending upon professional experience and demonstrated accomplishments in scholarly activity, creative work, and service, appointment may be at the senior instructor or assistant professor level. Benefits include 22 working days of vacation; 10 paid holidays; liberal sick leave; University group health care plan; group life insurance; TIAA/CREF retirement/annuity; and support for scholarly/professional activities. Tenured librarians are eligible for sabbatical leave.

Required Education

  • Master's Degree

Preferred Education

  • Master's Degree

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

● Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution by the time of appointment
● Coursework and/or experience in providing reference for the humanities or social sciences
● Coursework and/or experience with library instruction or teaching
● Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively
● Strong interpersonal skills
● Excellent oral and written communication skills
● Potential for research, scholarly work and/or professional achievement
● Creative ideas about services, assessment, or scholarly communication across disciplines

Desirable Qualifications:
● Academic background in the social sciences or humanities
● Experience providing reference or instruction in an academic library setting
● Interest in working with underrepresented or at-risk undergraduates
● Experience or coursework incorporating digital technologies into library services
● Record of research or professional service at the national level

For Social Sciences:
● Experience finding, using, and analyzing data
● Experience providing outreach regarding scholarly communication and rights management

For Humanities:
● Experience conducting assessments or needs analysis programs
● Understanding of the uses and applications of digital humanities scholarship

Application Requirements

Application Process:
Review of applications will begin April 22, 2013 and continue until the positions are filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by this date in order to receive full consideration. Application must be made online at, and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for one or both positions; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at Dylan.Wiersma@Colorado.EDU. The full position descriptions can be viewed at

The candidates selected for these positions must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at In addition, the University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

HR Contact Information



Announcement and Descriptions:

Apply/Full Posting:

Number of Positions


Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science



Not specified

Hours per week







Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

March 21st, 2013

Number of Views



Google Map location