Librarian Asst. Professor

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-11-19
Req: R100036320
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The University of Miami (UM) is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

Clinical Research Librarian – Librarian Assistant or Librarian Associate Professor

The University of Miami Libraries invites applications for the position of Clinical Research Librarian to support the library’s mission of connecting people with knowledge and information to make informed health care decisions.

As a key member of the Learning, Research, and Clinical Information Services Team, this librarian will collaborate with colleagues across the libraries and campuses to advance our clinical research liaison programs and will engage in campus-wide transformative efforts to foster interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research.

This position will provide clinical information, education, and research services using various methods and technologies; will respond to complex search requests in health subject areas; and will advise patrons on information sources, data management, scholarly communications, and library services. As a member of the Library’s systematic review service, the Clinical Research Librarian will offer consultation, literature searching, and co-authoring of manuscripts. This position is also responsible for initiating and participating in research and scholarly activities and other library projects that directly inform clinical practice or support new and ongoing funded research.

The Clinical Research Librarian will participate in medical library professional organizations locally, regionally and nationally, and pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet criteria for promotion.

Strong candidates will have an enthusiasm for being involved in library strategic initiatives, will have demonstrable expertise in searching healthcare-related databases, and will be self-starters who appreciate a varied and evolving work environment.

The ideal candidate is an individual who values knowledge, openness, service, collaboration, and diversity, and who thrives in an organization that fosters creativity and innovation.


  • Conducts expert searches and literature reviews for patrons from health disciplines.
  • Conducts in-depth instruction on expert searching, systematic reviews, practice guidelines, evidence synthesis or consensus statements in collaboration with colleagues across the libraries and campuses.
  • Provides instruction through workshops, course sessions, and online modules on database searching, research design, and scholarly communication methods to patrons from health disciplines.
  • Collaborates with Medical School faculty to integrate critical thinking, critical appraisal of the literature, and information and digital literacy in the curricula;
  • Participates on interdisciplinary research teams and assists faculty in disseminating research and instruction to serve the university’s research mission.
  • Assists patrons in effective selection and use of information tools and resources, and aids patrons in the management of research results in reference management tools.
  • Pursues professional development, professional service activities, and publication as guided by the University Libraries’ Bylaws.
  • Represents the Library in University-wide activities and in other venues, participates in other Library activities in support of the University Libraries’ mission, and serves the university community.



  • Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library science program or ALA approved foreign equivalent.
  • Minimum of three-years experience in an academic health science library located in a healthcare setting or comparable experience.
  • Experience in expert literature searching, and writing publications.
  • Proficiency with at least one reference management tool.
  • Evidence of extensive knowledge of medical terminology, biomedical information resources and other healthcare databases.
  • Documented experience synthesizing and interpreting evidence based research.
  • Documented experience in designing and developing technology based instructional materials.
  • Ability to plan projects, take initiative, and meet deadlines.
  • Documented ability to thrive in a team-based environment and work collaboratively.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to teach effectively in a variety of settings to a variety of audiences.


  • Education or work experience in a health discipline.
  • Experience in expert searching for meta-analysis, systematic reviews, clinical practice guidelines and other research documents.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse educational and professional environment and demonstration of the ability to work with a diverse population.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).

UNIVERSITY: The University of Miami is one of the nation’s leading research universities in a community of extraordinary diversity and international vitality. The University is a privately supported, non-sectarian institution, located in Coral Gables, Florida, on a 260-acre subtropical campus. The University comprises 11 degree granting schools and colleges, including Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Communication, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music, Nursing, and Marine and Atmospheric Science (

It is the policy of the University of Miami that no person within the jurisdiction thereof shall, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected factor be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination or harassment (including all forms of sexual harassment and sexual violence) under any program or activity of the University, regardless of whether such program or activity occurs on-campus or off-campus. Retaliation against an individual who files a complaint of discrimination, opposes a policy/procedure/practice because he/she believes it to be discriminatory, or who participates in the investigation of a discrimination complaint, is prohibited.

THE LIBRARIES: The University of Miami Libraries ( rank among the top research libraries in North America with a collection of over 3.6 million volumes and 95,631 current serials titles, including 93,682 electronic journals. The Otto G. Richter Library lies in the center of the Coral Gables campus and serves as the central library for the University.

The Louis Calder Memorial Library is located on the UM medical campus near downtown Miami, approximately 8 miles from Coral Gables. Its staff of 24 primarily serves the Miller School of Medicine’s educational and biomedical research programs, and UM’s clinical enterprise, UHealth. Library services are also provided to the Medical School’s primary teaching hospital, which shares a campus with the Miller School. The Miller School of Medicine’s regional campus is located in Boca Raton, Florida.

Other University of Miami libraries include the Paul Buisson Architecture Library, the Judi Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center, the Marta & Austin Weeks Music Library, and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. The University has an independent law library. The Libraries provide support and services for approximately 11,273 undergraduates, 5,501 graduate students, and 13,576 full and part time faculty and staff. Excluding the independent libraries, the University Libraries employ 68 professional and 80 support staff and are a member of ARL, ASERL, CLIR, CRL, NERL, OCLC Research Library Partners, HathiTrust, APTrust, DPN, SEFLIN and Lyrasis.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment at the Librarian Assistant or Associate Professor rank. The position offers a comprehensive benefits package including: TIAA-CREF; medical and dental insurance; life, disability, and long-term care insurance available; tuition remission; 8 paid holidays; 6 float days, and 22 days annual vacation. Additional employment benefits available include credit union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore, and sporting event discounts; optional fee-based membership in a state-of-the-art wellness center, and no state or local income taxes. More information on benefits can be found at:

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Applications should be submitted electronically here and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references.

The references will not be contacted before the appropriate time.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.




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Job No:
Posted: 11/20/2019
Application Due: 7/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time