Job Posting: Art and Architecture Librarian, University of Colorado- Boulder

Position Announcement:
The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications from innovative and enthusiastic service-oriented professionals for the position Art and Architecture Librarian. The Art and Architecture Librarian is a tenure-stream faculty position that will report to the Faculty Director of the Humanities Department pending implementation of a reorganization plan. Duties include general and specialized reference; virtual reference; instruction services and classroom teaching as part of an active library instruction program; and selecting library materials in the areas of art, art history, architecture, and environmental design. This position serves as the primary liaison to the Art and Art History Department and the College of Architecture and Planning and assumes primary responsibility for the development and delivery of research and instructional services for students and faculty in these units. The Art and Architecture librarian supports the integration of new technologies into the Humanities Department and actively participates in departmental policy planning and delivery of services.

The Humanities Department participates in virtual and in-depth personal reference and instructional services to the students and faculty of the University of Colorado Boulder and specializes in services and collections for the humanities. Significant parts of the responsibilities of this position are research and creative work and service in keeping with the tenure standards of the University of Colorado Boulder.

Position Requirements:
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school by May 2012; undergraduate or graduate degree in art, art history, architecture, or related field or equivalent experience; coursework and/or experience in providing reference for the humanities or social sciences; awareness of national issues and trends in art librarianship services and collection development; coursework and/or experience with library instruction or teaching; awareness of relevant information technologies; demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively; strong interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; potential for research, scholarly work and/or professional achievement.

Desirable Qualifications:
Advanced degree in art, architecture, or related field; one or more years of experience in an academic, research, or museum library; experience in collection development; direct experience incorporating digital technologies into art and architecture collections or services (such as institutional repositories or Luna Insight); reading knowledge of one or more languages other than English, particularly Italian, Latin, German, or French; familiarity with copyright implications for image databases; interest in working with underrepresented or at-risk undergraduates; record of research or professional service at the national level.

Appointment and Salary:
The successful candidate will be appointed as a full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty member. Depending upon professional experience and demonstrated accomplishments in scholarly activity, creative work, and service, appointment may be at the level of senior instructor, assistant professor, or above. Minimum starting salary is $48,888. Benefits include 22 working days vacation; 10 paid holidays; liberal sick leave; University group health care plan; group life insurance; TIAA/CREF retirement/annuity; and support for scholarly/professional activities. Tenured librarians are eligible for sabbatical leave.

Application Process:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by December 12, 2011. Application must be made online at, referring to posting number 815191, and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at The full position description can be viewed at

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at In addition, the University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

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