Library: Assistant Professor to serve as a Research and Instruction Librarian

McIntyre Library at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire seeks a motivated and service-oriented Research and Instruction Librarian. This is a 12-month full-time probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor reporting to the Director of Libraries. Salary is $49,000. The University offers partner benefits. Anticipated start date of July/August 2013 (negotiable).


The successful candidate will participate in teaching, reference, collection development, liaison, research, and assessment activities. Primarily a generalist, the librarian will also serve as liaison to the College of Business and will work closely with faculty, students and researchers to provide instruction, resources and services needed for successful research and learning.


  • Shares in general library instruction, assessment initiatives, strategic planning, information literacy, and other library initiatives.
  • Consults and collaborates with students, faculty, staff and community members to meet their information and instructional needs in business and other disciplines.
  • Collaborates with other library faculty in planning, promoting and assessing information literacy initiatives.
  • Delivers online and in-person reference services.
  • Participates in collection development activities in the areas of general business, accounting, finance, marketing, information systems, and general reference.
  • Keeps abreast of new ways to incorporate technology and other creative tools into library research and instruction services.

Faculty Duties:

  • Serve on appropriate Library, campus and UW System committees.
  • Pursue continued study, scholarly activities, and creative work.
  • Participate in professional and community service activities.



  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program received by date of hire.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Understanding of methods of effective reference and instruction.


  • Experience in an academic library.
  • Interest in business-related subjects.
  • Experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment.
  • Ability to manage a diverse workload.
  • Ability to be flexible and work effectively in a collegial setting.
  • Commitment to professional development and potential to meet the library's tenure and promotion requirements.

McIntyre Library has a staff of 13 FTE library faculty, and 15 FTE classified staff. The Library maintains a very active information literacy program, provides access to a wide range of digital resources, is a selective state and federal document depository, and includes a regional historical research center and university archives. McIntyre Library has a collection of almost 600,000 titles, two million volumes, and 69,000 online and print periodicals; and works closely with other UW System libraries in keeping with the "One System, One Library" approach to the delivery of collections and services.

Application Procedure

Materials required (in PDF format):

  • Letter of application demonstrating qualifications that meet the position requirements.
  • Curriulum Vita
  • Names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three professional references

Applications are submitted electronically in PDF format. Apply online at  

You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Library: Research and Instruction Librarian (search ID #8932) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.

If you have application questions, please email Jill Markgraf, Chair of the Research and Instruction Librarian Search Committee, at or call 715-836-5357.

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by April 20, 2013. However, screening may continue until the position is filled.

The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment.

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UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity and inclusivity.

Posted 3/21/13