Librarian for Art and Art History 



POSITION:       Librarian for Art and Art History

AVAILABLE:    February 24, 2020 

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a collaborative and creative professional for the position of Librarian for Art and Art History. Funding for this position is contingent. At this time, projected funding for this position is one year.

The Librarian for Art and Art History will serve as primary library liaison to the Department of Art and Art History and Ackland Art Museum, supporting the teaching, learning, research, and creative practices of scholars and artists.


  • Serve as primary library liaison to the Department of Art and Art History and Ackland Art Museum.
  • Support the teaching, learning, research, and creative practices of scholars and artists by providing specialized research and instructional services, developing core research collections, and developing exhibitions and outreach programs.
  • Collaborate closely with the Interim Head of the Sloane Art Library to support public services and daily operations in a busy branch library setting.

REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or advanced subject degree in a relevant field.
  • Academic background in the visual arts, art history, or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to excel both independently and as a team member in a collaborative working environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills.

PREFERRED Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Prior experience working in an academic research library.
  • Prior experience in instruction and/or collection development.
  • Reading or bibliographic knowledge of a Western European language.

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 69 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. The University Libraries’ collections include over 7.5 million volumes. The UNC Libraries also include the Research Hub, which provides spaces, technology, and expertise to assist with all phases of research. 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 or 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. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are members of the faculty council.

Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin immediately.  Applications will be accepted until February 22, 2020.

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. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

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.