Academic/Administrative Job Openings
Director of Branch Libraries: Reporting to the Associate Dean of Libraries for Research Services, the Director of Branch Libraries has administrative, programmatic, and operational responsibilities for all of the branch libraries, except for the Law Library. The director exercises supervisory and oversight authority for librarians, officers of administration, classified staff, and student assistants. The position is responsible for responding to the needs of faculty, students, staff, and the public.
This position provides strategic leadership and oversight for assigned areas in the position’s portfolio, but also contributes significant hands-on work related to library-wide strategic planning and evaluation. The Director supervises 4.0 FTE non-tenure-track faculty (NTTF) and 3.0 FTE officers of administration as direct reports, and is responsible for oversight of an additional 6.5 FTE permanent employees and a large number of student assistants working within the branch libraries. The position provides leadership as the administrative sponsor for the Data Visualization Working Group, the Emerging Technologies Working Group, and ad hoc strategic groups as needed, and will be asked to provide subject liaison duties as needed. The incumbent serves as a member of the Library Council and participates in appropriate professional development activities and organizations to stay current with trends and practices in the field, and to meet criteria for promotion and retention. For a full job posting, including instructions on how to apply, please visit the UO Careers website.
Academic librarian positions require a graduate degree in library and/or information science that is accredited by the American Library Association. Occasionally, depending on the assignment, other subject master's degrees are accepted or required. The UO Library School was suspended in 1978 and has not offered credit coursework since then.
- Position vacancies are routinely advertised on ALA JobLIST; on the Oregon Library Association; and Pacific Northwest Library Association jobsites.
- Occasionally, regional recruitments are conducted. Those positions are advertised in The (Eugene) Register-Guard, the (Portland) Oregonian, and either the Seattle Times or the San Francisco Chronicle.
- For more information about academic positions, contact Patrick Moore.
- More information about Careers in Libraries!