Humanities Librarian

  • University of Northern Iowa
  • Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • Dec 15, 2020
Full time   Humanities: Other

Job Description

Department: Library

Full Consideration Date: 02/15/2021

Position Description:

The University of Northern Iowa’s Rod Library seeks applications for a tenure-track position as Humanities Librarian, reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Learning and Research. The Humanities Librarian is a 11 month appointment and will actively serve as liaison and collection strategist supporting multidisciplinary and humanities areas. This includes liaising with departments including but not limited to Philosophy & World Religions and Languages & Literatures. Additionally, this librarian will support multidisciplinary programs, such as Studies in Sexuality, Women, & Gender and student affairs units such as Diversity, Inclusion, & Social Justice. Liaison responsibilities include teaching in the library instruction program, supporting information literacy, providing research consultations and general reference support, and creating and maintaining online course guides and instructional media. Collection strategist responsibilities include developing and assessing collections in changing formats, participating in program reviews, and curricular consultations.

Library faculty are expected to meet tenure and promotion standards and criteria as outlined in the Library Faculty Handbook in accordance with the University Faculty Handbook. Participation in library and institutional committees and professional associations is expected, as well as ongoing research, scholarship and/or creative work, and public professional service.

The University of Northern Iowa provides a high-quality education, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. We have a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. As UNI advances our work to become an equity-oriented institution and realize our vision, we seek to elevate the diversity of our faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges and to build an inclusive teaching and learning environment. Equity vision hires will be supported by faculty on campus who are working to reimagine our curriculum and pedagogy and to build equitable practices for tenure and promotion; policy review, development and implementation; and student retention, persistence, and success. They will be welcomed to join these efforts.


ALA-accredited Master's degree in library or information science or international equivalent required.


Demonstrated interest in teaching and library instruction; demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion; demonstrated willingness and ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with coworkers, the campus community, and across disciplines; and excellent oral and written communication skills required.

Applicant Credentials are Subject to Verification
Criminal and other relevant background checks required.

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