Engineering Librarian

Engineering Librarian

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Completed applications received by August 8, 2017, will receive full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. When completing your application, please upload the following: letter of application (addressed to the attention of Jeff Banks, Director for HR and Organizational Development), résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references.

Position Information

Posting Number F329P
Quick Link for Posting
Working Title Engineering Librarian
Department University Libraries Instruction and Outreach
About the University Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
About the College/Department The University Libraries system is comprised of David W. Mullins (main) Library, the Physics Library, the Chemistry and Biochemistry Library, the Fine Arts Library, and the Robert A. and Vivian Young Law Library. Combined holdings number over 2 million volumes. The libraries participate in the Greater Western Library Alliance, the Center for Research Libraries, and other state and national consortia. Library personnel (FTE) include 59 faculty and professional staff, 67 support staff, and 27 student assistants.

The University of Arkansas College of Engineering is the largest engineering program in the state of Arkansas. Over the past decade, the college has experienced unprecedented growth. Undergraduate enrollment has doubled since 2007, and total enrollment in the college is now has over 4,000 students. The College of Engineering offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in nine engineering fields, as well as incorporating distance learning and interdisciplinary programs. Faculty in the college conduct research in many key areas, including electronics, energy, healthcare, nanotechnology, transportation and logistics, big data analytics, cybersecurity, and sustainability in the built environment. For more information, visit

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Job Type Faculty
Appointment Percent 100
Salary Dependent on rank; minimum $50,000. Relocation allowance available.
Campus, Office Location Fayetteville Campus – Mullins Library, Research and Instruction
Summary of Job Duties The University of Arkansas Libraries invites nominations for and applications from energetic, flexible, and innovative candidates for the position of Engineering Librarian. The ideal candidate will be receptive to and foster new ideas, work collaboratively with team members, and possess strong interpersonal, effective oral and written communication, and planning and organization skills. Additional key attributes are the abilities to foster successful partnerships with university departments, to provide excellent services, and to demonstrate initiative and flexibility by adapting programs and services to support change within the institution.

The Engineering Librarian primarily supports teaching and research in the College of Engineering by providing library instruction, research assistance, collection development, and academic outreach, including research data support and grant-writing assistance. The Engineering Librarian also supports other disciplines as part of an inter-disciplinary STEM team. The ideal candidate will possess a broad scientific background and specific experience or interest in engineering. This position reports to the Head of Instruction and Liaison Services.

Responsibilities of this position include research and service in keeping with the faculty requirements of the University of Arkansas. The successful candidate must have demonstrated potential in performance, scholarly activity, and professional service to meet criteria for appointment at the level of Assistant Librarian/Assistant Professor and should possess an exemplary service orientation and the ability to work collaboratively in a diverse and changing environment.

Tenure-track, twelve-month faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Librarian / Associate Professor or Assistant Librarian / Assistant Professor.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • Relevant undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering or related discipline or significant experience providing engineering information services in a research library
  • Experience in teaching or providing classroom instruction
  • Demonstrated subject knowledge and familiarity with STEM resources and research methodologies
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience providing research data support
  • Collection development experience
  • Familiarity with engineering standards
Physical activities associated with this position For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance 479-575-4019.


  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Stooping
  • Walking


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Grasping
  • Hearing
  • Reaching
  • Repetitive motion
  • Talking

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No
Does this position require a background check? No
If yes, please specify
Does this position require a substance abuse test? No
Pre-employment Screening Requirements

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date
Close Date 08/08/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Anticipated Start Date
Recruitment Contact Information Jeff Banks
Director for HR
and Organizational Development
University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002
Phone: (479) 575-4769
Fax: (479) 575-4623

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A’s employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Completed applications received by August 8, 2017, will receive full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

When completing your application, please upload the following: letter of application (addressed to the attention of Jeff Banks, Director for HR and Organizational Development), résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references.

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
EEO Statement The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
Internal Posting No
City, St. Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)

Optional Documents

  1. Proof of Veterans Status



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