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Assoc Librarian - Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, & Anthropology

University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
Closing date
Oct 22, 2022

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Position Type
Archivist / Curator / Librarian
Full Time
Gender and Sexuality
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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation's best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls "the most ambitious campus design program in the country."

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC's momentum has never been stronger. UC's annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.

Job Overview

Librarian for History, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, & Anthropology builds collections, creates e-learning resources, and serves as liaison to these departments. This position provides consultation, instruction, and outreach to the History, WGSS, & Anthropology departments. The librarian develops and delivers innovative data analytics, research, and instructional services to the UC community. The Subject Librarian for History, WGSS, & Anthropology explores trends in research, scholarly communication, data management, and digital scholarship. The librarian contributes to the success and development of library initiatives by participating in library-wide committees and teams. This position operates under the principles of the UC Libraries Strategic Framework: NEXT Directions, which articulates the Guiding Principles and Pathways for the Libraries.

This is a full-time, tenure track faculty position.

Relationship and Authority: Reports to and receives general direction from the Head of the Research, Teaching, and Services Department. Receives guidance from and consults with the Associate Dean of Research and Scholarship on collection matters.

Essential Functions

  • Develops and manages collections for subject areas. Manages fund expenditures for subject areas. Collaborates in cooperative collection development.
  • Serves as liaison and collaborates with subject area faculty to meet their research and teaching needs. Keeps abreast of library services and resources pertaining to liaison areas.
  • Provides instruction for History, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Anthropology faculty, staff, and students. Participates in a wide range of library training and instruction programs.
  • Assists users in finding, acquiring, manipulating, and analyzing data, including the use of statistical software.
  • Identifies, champions, and implements data analysis tools and provides services that meet evolving research needs.
  • Collaborates with other UC librarians and informationists to implement research data management services. Provides support for scholarly communication, digital humanities, and social sciences scholarship.
  • Manages and organizes digital learning resources that engage and support faculty students in learning activities and learning goals.
  • Provides a wide range of reference and research support, particularly for subject areas, including in-person, online, and phone.
  • Participates in developing, implementing and assessing a shared vision for the Research, Teaching, and Services department.
  • Participates in the development of library-wide policies, special projects, procedures, and goals.
  • Participates in library committees, meetings, and workshops as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates ability and interest in fulfilling the University's requirements for tenure and promotion. Commitment to professional growth and development.

Required Education

Master's degree in Library and Information Science/Management or relevant graduate education.

Required Experience

  • Professional experience in an academic or research library.
  • Experience with collection and liaison responsibilities.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Master's degree in History, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, or a related discipline.
  • Strong commitment to innovative and responsive customer service.
  • Demonstrated understanding of trends and issues in the field of e-scholarship in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Ability to find, acquire, manipulate and analyze data.
  • Entrepreneurial attitude to developing services; self-motivated, with the ability to set and attain goals effectively and the flexibility to adapt to change.
  • Excellent project management skills; experience in coordinating and promoting services; experience in communicating and collaborating with faculty.
  • Ability to develop and deliver innovative and responsive instructional programs.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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