Humanities Research and Digital Instruction Librarian


POSITION:     Humanities Research and Digital Instruction Librarian
AVAILABLE:   May 1, 2017

The University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a Humanities Research and Digital Instruction Librarian to support humanities research, teaching, and learning at Carolina.

The Humanities Research and Digital Instruction Librarian will offer innovative instruction and course development support, and will have demonstrated experience applying methodologies of digital pedagogy in support of teaching and learning. This position will provide research consultations for both traditional and digital humanities research and projects in collaboration with the UNC Libraries’ Research Hub staff, facilitate digital scholarship projects and extend relationships with campus partners. The Humanities Research and Digital Instruction Librarian will develop training and serve as a resource for subject librarians who want to incorporate digital projects in teaching and learning. The successful candidate will build strong partnerships and deepen engagement with faculty, staff, students, community members, and other scholars across disciplines; and will serve as liaison to academic departments and centers based on background and expertise.

The Humanities Research and Digital Instruction Librarian will join a collaborative and service-oriented Research and Instructional Services Department that supports teaching, learning, and research in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts.

REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library or information science, or a related advance degree.
  • Strong background in the humanities and humanities information sources.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of digital scholarship tools and trends.
  • At least two years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience with classroom teaching, training, or library instruction.
  • Experience using technology to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to excel in a dynamic, collaborative, team-based environment.
  • Strong commitment to user-centered services.

PREFERRED Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience applying Digital Humanities tools and methodologies with students and faculty.
  • Advanced degree in a humanities discipline.
  • Coursework or experience working with scholars in one or more of the following subject areas: American Studies, Religious Studies, Classics, Literature, Philosophy, History.

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. University Library 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 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. 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 on April 3, 2017.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

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.

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