Humanities Librarian, Northeastern Illinois University


Available Summer 2009

POSITION:  Humanities Librarian, full-time, twelve month, tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in a collective bargaining unit.

SALARY & BENEFITS:  Salary minimum $49,500.  Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision benefits, 24 days vacation and participation in the Illinois State Universities Retirement System.

RESPONSIBILITIES:   Provide reference services and library instruction in a team environment and assist in the adoption of new, related technologies. Serve as liaison to faculty in assigned academic departments in supporting/expanding use of library resources to support student learning.  Develop library collections and serve as subject specialist for assigned disciplines in the humanities, including but not limited to English, Communication, Media and Theater, and Philosophy.  Participation in professional organizations, service in library and university governance, and appropriate research/creative activities are expected.

QUALIFICATIONS:  ALA accredited MLS degree and a second master’s degree in relevant subject area are required.  Relevant professional experience, strong public service commitment, demonstrated interpersonal/teamwork skills and ability to work in a highly collaborative, culturally diverse environment are required.  Demonstrated working knowledge of web communication technologies is strongly preferred.  Academic library work experience preferred.

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY:  Northeastern Illinois University is a public, comprehensive, multicultural university located on the north side of Chicago.  It has an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.  The Library maintains a collection of over 700,000 volumes and subscriptions to nearly 120 online databases. More information is available at

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references via email to  Review begins April 1, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled.

Northeastern Illinois University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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