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Business Research & Instruction Librarian

University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

Norlin Library

Application Deadline

Apply By Mar 17th, 2024


$68,000.00 to $73,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Boulder, CO


Not Specified



Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


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Job Description

University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

Job Announcement

Business Research & Instruction Librarian

The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) Libraries invites applications from collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Business Research & Instruction Librarian! The Business Research & Instruction Librarian is a teaching professor non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Head of the Relationship Building and Engagement Section. A typical annual merit formula for teaching professor-track faculty may be 70% librarianship, 10% scholarly and creative work, and 20% service.

This position plays a highly collaborative role that supports the research, teaching and learning for business and related programs. Duties include participating in all aspects of liaison librarianship in support of Leeds School of Business and related departments and programs: instruction, relationship building, reference/consultation, subject expertise, collection development, and advocacy. This position will focus on instruction and research assistance, as it is responsible for maintaining and enhancing a robust information literacy instruction program for the school of business and identifying campus partnerships.

This position will lead the William M. White Business library instruction program including conducting information literacy instruction sessions, creating and maintaining online learning modules, and coordinating undergraduate curricular integration. The Business Research & Instruction Librarian participates in a team-oriented environment, and collaborative project development. An essential element of this position is participation in building an inclusive campus environment. This position performs duties as assigned by the team and section leaders. Responsibilities include some research and creative work and service in keeping with the teaching professor-rank standards of the University of Colorado Boulder. The Business Research & Instruction Librarian will be a member of the Libraries’ Branches & Services Team which is part of the Success & Engagement Strategies Chapter. Please see the Libraries’ organizational chart.

What We Require

  • Please address each of these qualifications in your application materials.
  • For both Teaching Assistant and Teaching Associate Professor Levels:
  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and advocate for an environment of diversity and inclusion.
  • Coursework or experience providing instruction, particularly information literacy.
  • Coursework or experience providing reference services.
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility to carry out project-based work, both independently and collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated potential for research, scholarly work, and professional achievement.

Teaching Associate Rank:

  • Seven years or more of professional experience.

What You Will Need

  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills.
  • Interest or experience in assessing library programs and services.
  • Demonstrated commitment to user-centered library services and outreach.

What We Would Like You to Have

  • Evidence of any of the following will enhance a candidacy:
  • One or more years of experience providing reference and information literacy instruction in business-related fields.
  • Knowledge of business-related research needs of students and faculty.
  • Familiarity with business information sources.
  • Education or experience in business or a related social sciences field.

Who We Are


We are a knowledge catalyst. We fuel inquiry, discovery, collaboration, creation, and the dissemination of knowledge. We welcome everyone, wherever they are on their educational journey.


An information-empowered world.


Empower | Connect | Learn | Inspire

Our values define our interactions within the Libraries and radiate outwardly. This means that we develop a culture that compassionately and authentically embodies our values in all aspects of our work.

Diversity Statement

We affirm diversity and inclusive excellence to be vitally integral to the Libraries’ mission and vision. We strive to model this in recruitment and retention, building collections, and offering services and spaces to develop a receptive social, intellectual, and physical environment for all. Learn more about our dedication to diversity and inclusivity.

The University Libraries encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and that person may be one who comes from a less traditional background. As you review the qualifications, please think about how your qualifications are transferable if (at first) they do not seem directly related. Share how your skills translate in your cover letter. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every preferred qualification.

What We Can Offer

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit, and an ECO (Transit) Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a full-time (12 month) teaching professor-track faculty member. The starting salary range for Teaching Assistant Professor is $68,000-$73,000. A candidate with seven or more years of professional experience may be eligible for the rank of Teaching Associate Professor with a starting salary range of $76,000-$81,000.

Relocation assistance may be available within University Libraries guidelines.

Faculty receive limited professional development funds annually.

What You Should Know

The candidate selected for this position 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 Boulder 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.

Application Process

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by 11:59pm on March 17, 2024 in order to receive full consideration. The application must be made online at CU Boulder Jobs (posting 54794) and must include the following:

  • A cover letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position
  • CV/Resume
  • Diversity Statement
    • This should be a brief (1-2 pages) discussion of your vision for diversity, equity, and inclusion relating to the responsibilities of this position and within the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries in general. (Please see the Libraries’ Commitment to Diversity and Inclusive Excellence and The CU Boulder Campus Definition of Inclusive Excellence.) This statement could include a statement of values, relevant information about one’s background and experiences, ideas for serving a diverse campus community, particularly in libraries, or plans for bringing new points of view to your librarianship, research, and service. Be as specific as possible.

References will be requested at a later stage in the search process.

Questions may be directed to George Karpoff, Search Coordinator, at George.Karpoff@Colorado.EDU.

Direct Link to Apply: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=54794

The candidate selected for this position 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 Boulder 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.

About the University and the Libraries

As the flagship University of a multi-campus system in the State of Colorado, CU Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. As one of 35 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.

CU Boulder is committed to Colorado communities through collaborative research, innovation and entrepreneurship. Our faculty, staff and students work with the broader community to establish unique connections that have lasting outcomes—both across Colorado and around the world. Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the outstanding comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service. The CU Systemwide Lands Recognition Statement, arrived at after connecting with Native American groups on all CU campuses, as well as with campus chief diversity officers, chancellors and system leadership, is available at https://president.cu.edu/statements/cu-systemwide-lands-recognition-statement.

The University Libraries faculty and staff are diverse, dedicated, and passionate people who share this vision and mission. Librarians participate at all levels of the campus and hold full faculty status and rank. Our organization employs professionals of various academic tracks and ranks as well as university and classified staff, and all work is valued and appreciated regardless of position type. The Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries and hold the largest collection in the Rocky Mountain region with over 12 million books, periodicals, government publications, audiovisual materials, microforms, maps, manuscripts, papers, and computer-based resources. The Libraries faculty and staff collaborate internally, with colleagues beyond the campus and with our clients to advance information literacy, intellectual freedom, lifelong learning, the disciplinary growth of information, and the amplification of knowledge.

About Boulder, Colorado

Boulder and the surrounding area are known as one of the best places to live because of the spectacular setting, acres of open space, and vibrant atmosphere. At 5,430 feet above sea level, acres of vast open space entwine into Boulder's cityscape nestled into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Home to approximately 90,000 residents, Boulder has a mild, dry climate with more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Boulder offers activities for every interest. In 2021, the Boulder City Council voted unanimously to adopt the city’s Racial Equity Plan, a document that puts forth the city’s commitment to change with actions and measurable outcomes to advancing racial equity, while facing the history and policies that have impacted people of color. Penfield Tate II, the City of Boulder’s first Black mayor elected in 1974, is quoted as saying, “The measure of a great city and a great country is not the size of its greenbelt but how it treats its people.” 


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