Science Librarian (Mather Library) - Assistant Professor

Science Librarian (Mather Library) - Assistant Professor

  • 527881
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • Faculty Full-time
  • On Campus
  • UNAC Grade 30
  • UAF Geophysical Institute

Calling all science librarians! Are you a science librarian looking for an exciting opportunity? The Mather Library, part of the Geophysical Institute, seeks an experienced science librarian to lead in nurturing, managing, and developing the collection that serves the geoscience and UAF community. This is a terrific opportunity for the person looking to oversee the northernmost speciality library in the United States - apply today!

This position will oversee the most northern special library in the United States. The library supports the research of the Geophysical Institute, the International Arctic Research Center, and the geophysical research community. In this position, you will represent the Mather Library to UAF’s faculty, staff, and students, providing instruction, outreach, and collection management services related to science information resources. You will work collaboratively with other campus library units (for example, the Rasmuson Library staff) to acquire and make available both print and online library information resources in the geosciences.

You will work on collection development with the Mather Library Advisory Committee and GI’s Faculty Council, allocate budget, and promote library resources and services. You will collaborate with other UAF faculty and staff, provide specialized instruction sessions to promote library resources and services and create library awareness among the GI and other university community members. You will also create outreach programs that will highlight and encourage the use of the library’s resources.

To thrive in this position, you should be experienced in managing collections, be a self-starter, and have excellent outreach and communication skills. The ability to collaborate within the Geophysical Institute and with other campus library units to ensure that we offer the best resources available to our faculty and students.

This position will be physically located at the UAF campus in Fairbanks, Alaska. The successful finalist will be expected to report to duty at the UAF office on the first day of employment.

Required Experience:

Master's degree in Library and Information Science (MIL or MILS) from an ALA-accredited institution or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution.

Experience with library collection development in an academic environment

Position Details:

This position is located on the main UAF campus in Fairbanks, AK. This is a full-time, 9-month base contract with a 3-month contract extension, continuing faculty position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, faculty time off, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, affordable medical, dental, and vision care coverage, and representation under a Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered for this position, applicants must upload the following documents to their online application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Three (3) professional references

Review of applicants will begin immediately. Please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Time, 4/14/2024 to ensure consideration.

This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC).

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please get in touch with UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

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If you need assistance applying to this posting, please get in touch with GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-474-7357 or 


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