Professional Librarian - First Year Instruction/Social Sciences Librarian

Position Number 3170

Functional Title Professional Librarian - First Year Instruction/Social Sciences Librarian

Position Type Tenure Stream

Position Summary

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Libraries invites applications for the position of First-Year Instruction Librarian. We are seeking an energetic, innovative, flexible, and service-oriented individual to join the Research, Outreach and Instruction Department. This librarian will be an active member of the Instruction Team, with a strong emphasis on teaching and designing curriculum for our First-Year Instruction program. This individual will provide general reference service and will also have liaison responsibilities in several social science disciplines. This is a twelve-month tenure-track faculty position. Demonstrated professional achievement including scholarly/creative activity are required for reappointment and tenure.


The position will require flexibility and a proactive orientation. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Designing and teaching information literacy sessions to first-year classes in Communication Studies, English, Foundations for Learning, and Freshman Seminar programs.
  • Coordinating library outreach to first year communication studies classes.
  • Collaborating with the First-Year Instruction Team on programs aimed at first-year students.
  • Working collaboratively with faculty in developing information literacy initiatives.
  • Assuming responsibility for liaison areas in social science disciplines, including information literacy instruction, outreach, research support, and collection development.
  • Developing research LibGuides and creating tutorials for first-year courses and liaison areas.
  • Participating in assessment of instruction and other library services.
  • Providing general reference service, including occasional nights and weekends.
  • Participating in departmental and library initiatives, work groups, and committees.
  • Pursuing research and creative activities and service to the profession.

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) one of sixteen (16) campuses in the University of North Carolina system, is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with high research activity and as a community-engaged campus. Enrollment is approximately 18,000 students, including 3,000 graduate students, in the College and six professional schools. Greensboro is a city of about 240,000 in the Piedmont Triad Region of North Carolina, a location providing easy access to the Research Triangle and to recreational opportunities at the coast and the mountains. The local metropolitan area (which includes the cities of High Point and Winston-Salem) has a population of almost one million and offers an excellent quality of life.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with experience. Benefits include: 24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, and disability plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. More benefits information is available at

Minimum Qualifications


  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated relevant teaching experience.
  • Education or experience in instructional design.
  • Experience working with first-year students.
  • Experience providing reference service.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Two years of experience in an academic library.
  • A degree in a social science discipline (such as sociology or related fields) OR experience in providing reference or instructional services in the social sciences.
  • Experience creating or maintaining LibGuides or other similar research guides.
  • Experience serving as a library liaison.
  • Record of scholarly and creative activities.
  • Experience with instructional assessment.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin September 18, 2017, and will remain open until the candidate is selected. Applicants should submit their vita with a letter explaining their interest in the position, background and qualifications for this position.

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of least three (3) professional references that includes:

  • Name,
  • Company Name,
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

Recruitment Range Commensurate with Experience

Org #-Department University Libraries - 11601

Job Open Date 08/21/2017

For Best Consideration Date 09/18/2017

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Do you have an MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited institution?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * Do you have experience working with beginning college students?

      (Open Ended Question)

    3. * Describe your teaching or training experience.

      (Open Ended Question)

    4. * Describe your experience working in an academic library.

      (Open Ended Question)

    5. * Describe your experience working in a library.

      (Open Ended Question)

    6. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
      • UNCGjobsearch Website
      • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
      • The Chronicle of Higher Education
      • Inside Higher Ed
      • Other professional journal / website
      • UNC School System Job Board
      • Personal Networking
      • Facebook
      • Twitter
      • Other
    7. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

      (Open Ended Question)

    To learn more or to apply for this position please visit our UNCGjobsearch website at

    EOE AA/M/F/D/V


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