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Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian

University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Starting salary: $55,000, commensurate with education and experience.

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The University of Arkansas Libraries invites nominations and applications for the position of Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian. The Libraries seek candidates who are receptive to and foster new ideas and who have demonstrated collaboration and open communication skills. Additional key attributes are the ability to establish and promote successful partnerships with other university departments, provide excellent services, and to adapt or develop programs and services that support positive change within the institution. This will be especially important as the main library, Mullins Library, undergoes a major renovation of the first two floors.

As a member of the Research and Instruction Services team, the Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian liaises to select programs & departments within J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and will create and deliver innovative services to support the instruction and research needs of students and faculty. This individual actively engages in relationship building with faculty and students as well as with university departments and research teams and supports interdisciplinary endeavors. Responsibilities include library instruction, research assistance, collection development, and academic outreach. We seek candidates who embrace collaborative relationships with library colleagues and innovative thinking to co-create and evaluate library programs and services as well as campus and community engagement initiatives.

With members of the Research and Instruction department, the Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian contributes to the Libraries’ online chat service. This librarian will work in close cooperation with colleagues across the libraries and is responsible for ongoing development of online learning tools to creatively and actively promote access to and utilization of physical and digital collections, in alignment with curricular and research needs. The person in this position may also support the promotion and utilization of new spaces and services focused on innovative technologies, available following the Mullins Library Renewal Phase 2 project. The work of the Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian may include supervision of a Graduate Assistant.

Along with performance, the responsibilities of this position include research and creative work, and service in keeping with the faculty requirements of the University of Arkansas. This position reports to the Director of Research and Instruction.


Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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