Humanities Librarian


 POSITION:          Humanities Librarian

AVAILABLE:        May 16, 2022

The Humanities Librarian works closely with campus and external partners to build interdisciplinary partnerships that best serve the research, teaching, and learning needs of Carolina’s faculty and students. The librarian supports research, teaching, and scholarly communication in a variety of humanities and related disciplines through specialized research consultations; inclusive and student-centric instruction; course development; advocacy and support for sustainable scholarship; and through partnership with library colleagues to build inclusive collections in the humanities. Additionally, the librarian will engage in scholarship and service within the libraries, on campus, in the Triangle, nationally, and internationally as appropriate. Throughout, the Librarian will prioritize the University Libraries pillars: Student Success, Preservation, and the Research Enterprise as well as key library initiatives such as Reckoning, Sustainable Scholarship and Data Science.

The University Libraries aspires to set the standard for public university research libraries in the digital age. As one of the premier libraries in the South, we are an essential partner in the research, education, clinical care, and public service missions of UNC-Chapel Hill. The library system includes 10 on-campus Libraries, with nearly 10 million volumes, rich archival collections, and a growing investment in digital collections.

We are creating a community that is inclusive, open, and equitable for all. The University Libraries’ Reckoning Initiative uses equity, inclusion, and social justice as a lens for all our work. Our Sustainable Scholarship Initiative seeks to transform scholarly publishing and democratize access to scholarship for the public good.

The University Libraries is committed to increasing the diversity of its staff and welcomes applications from candidates who bring additional dimensions to our mission and work. We strive to create an environment of respect and collaboration where vision and innovation can flourish.



ALA-accredited MIS, MLS, or other advanced relevant degree.
Advanced reading knowledge of at least two non-English languages.
Experience applying technology to enhance classroom teaching or library instruction for undergraduates.
Demonstrated experience supporting student success.
Experience providing research consultations for a diverse community of scholars.
Experience with collection development and collection assessment.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to excel in a dynamic, collaborative, team-based environment.
Demonstrated commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
Up-to-date knowledge of digital scholarship tools and an interest in the intersection of data science and the humanities.


Advanced degree in a humanities discipline.
Knowledge of additional non-English languages.
Experience applying a DEIA lens to collection assessment.
Knowledge of trends in open access and sustainable scholarship in the humanities.
Demonstrated commitment to professional development and professional service.

The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC-Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers sixty-nine doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is part of the University Libraries and is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries. University Library collections include over 7.5 million volumes. The library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

The University Libraries are committed to increasing the diversity of its staff, and therefore welcomes applications from candidates who bring additional dimensions to our mission and work. The University Libraries invest proudly in our employees, strive to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourage vision and innovation.

The Region
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains and the seashore are less than half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.

Salary and Benefits
This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan.

To Apply
Please visit and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor.  This position closes May 8, 2022.   

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.