STEM Liaison Librarian

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Functional Title:

STEM Liaison Librarian

Position Type:

Tenure Stream

Position Eclass:

FG - Faculty 12 Mo Leave Earning

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

A wide range of student and faculty-centered services are the cornerstone of the UNC Greensboro University Libraries’ integral role in the community. As an essential component of education and research at UNC Greensboro, University Libraries offer access to more than four million print and digital items along with innovative programs, support services, and expert personnel to assist patrons in achieving their academic and scholarly goals. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG University Libraries on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Position Summary:

The University Libraries seek an innovative, knowledgeable, service-oriented, and dynamic individual to serve as a STEM Liaison Librarian. The STEM Liaison Librarian will work collaboratively with teaching and library faculty colleagues to develop and provide information resources, information literacy, and research expertise to faculty and students in life and physical science departments. Some evening/weekend work is expected. This position reports to the Head of Research, Outreach, and Instruction and will join a highly collaborative department of nine librarians and three paraprofessionals. It is a twelve-month leave-earning tenure-track faculty position. Demonstrated professional achievement, service, and scholarly/creative activity are required for reappointment and tenure.
As a minority-serving institution with a history as a women’s college, UNC Greensboro takes pride in providing access and opportunity to individuals from underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. Our campus community is composed of people from across a panoply of ethnicities, racial backgrounds, religions, ability status, socioeconomic backgrounds, first-generation status, sexuality, and gender identities. In addition to growing our student body, UNC Greensboro’s faculty of color have nearly doubled from 2015-2020. Jackson Library is a committed campus partner in UNC Greensboro’s goal to increase the diversity of our faculty, staff, students, and program offerings, in order to create a more diverse and inclusive culture.


Serve as a liaison to specific departments including, but not limited to, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics and Statistics, and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering.
Work collaboratively with disciplinary faculty to develop, deliver, and assess information literacy instruction face-to-face and online.
Develop outreach initiatives to support faculty, staff, students, and the community.
Work with faculty and students to promote best practices in data management.
Develop and maintain tutorials and online research guides.

Educate faculty and graduate students on scholarly communication issues such as open-access initiatives, Open Educational Resources, digital publishing, and copyright.

Provide general and subject-specific research service, including citation management software assistance.

Develop and manage collections and resources in all liaison areas.

Work with student success initiatives, including McNair Scholars program and undergraduate research.

Collaborate with the Department of Library and Information Science.

Conduct relevant research/creative activities as documented in the University Libraries Evaluation Guidelines.

Participate in professional service, as well as service to the library and university as documented in the University Libraries Evaluation Guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required qualifications:

ALA-accredited MLS

Demonstrated ability to plan and deliver educational programming, which could include information literacy instruction, training, or workshop facilitation

Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills

Demonstrated strong public service commitment

Demonstrated experience with science information resources

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially with librarians, faculty, staff, and students

Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations and to the advancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion

Ability to meet with promotion and tenure guidelines of the UNC Greensboro University Libraries

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred qualifications:

Two years of professional library experience or equivalent professional experience

Undergraduate degree in a science-related field or experience with science librarianship
Experience in an academic or research library with reference, information literacy, collection management, and/or outreach services
Practical knowledge of ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
Experience using tools for instructional design, social computing, and online collaboration

Knowledge of tools such as SciFinder Scholar, Scopus, Google Scholar, etc.

Knowledge of scholarly communication in the sciences

Knowledge of the research lifecycle

Familiarity with citation management applications such as Zotero

Tenure Status:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure track position. The salary for the position is competitive and is contingent upon the qualifications and experience of the candidate. Standard benefits include state or optional (including TIAA-CREF) retirement plans, state health plan, and 24 vacation days per year. Application Procedures: Upload an application letter addressing qualifications, along with a current curriculum vita and the names of three recent professional references. Preference will be given to applications received by April 15, 2022. The position will remain open until filled. The start date is negotiable. UNCG has a strong commitment to serve its highly diverse community. As such, UNCG welcomes applications from women, underrepresented racial/ethnic minority group members, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who would enrich the University’s mission. UNCG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Recruitment Range:

Minimum starting salary $55,000

Org #-Department:

University Libraries - 11601

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For Best Consideration Date:


Open Until Filled:




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Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - O, Reading - F, Writing - F, Talking - F, Sitting - F, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - O

Work Environment:

Inside - C


UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now:

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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