University of Oregon

Academic/Administrative Job Openings


Executive Assistant to the Dean of Libraries
The OA Executive Assistant (EA) supports the work of the Dean of the UO Libraries and provides executive-level administrative support to the Dean, as well as 2 Associate Deans. The EA participates in decision making as part of the Libraries Administrative Team, and serves as liaison between the Libraries and a wide range of individuals and organizations both on and off campus to advance the goals of the department. This position requires someone who is able to work in a team environment as well as independently. This position will be required to manage complex issues that accompany advancing the Deans' strategic plan and the libraries and university mission, which includes preparing written and verbal response to routine inquiries and triage of confidential email. The EA uses independent judgement and decision-making skills to support the work of the Dean. The EA provides executive level administrative support by maintaining the Dean’s calendar, assisting with communication and information flow (including sensitive and confidential material) and coordinating projects, programs and events critical to the mission and work of the Libraries. 

The EA is a vital member of the dean’s administrative team and must exhibit professionalism, collegiality in a team environment, and the ability to create a welcoming and professional atmosphere in the office. This person must be culturally competent, with the ability and commitment to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. This position regularly interacts with the Libraries faculty, staff, and key university partners. The EA must exhibit a high level of sensitivity, confidentiality, cultural awareness, and have the ability to work independently, anticipate problems, demonstrate sound judgment, and exercise creative problem solving. This position regularly requires the exercise of independent decision making and interpreting, communicating, and applying Oregon Administrative Rules and UO/OUS policies and procedures in performing daily duties. For a full job posting, including application instructions, please visit the UO Human Resources Website.

Social Science Librarian/Journalism & Communication
As a member of Research and Instructional Services, the Social Science Librarian serves as the library liaison for the School of Journalism and Communication, developing collections for the School, providing library and course-integrated instruction, and actively promoting seminars. For a full job posting, including application instructions, please visit the UO Human Resources Website

Online Learning Instructional Technologist & Designer
In support the academic mission of the University of Oregon and reporting to the Associate Director of CMET, the Instructional Technologist will provide instructional design which includes course design, technical assistance, advice, information, direction, recommendations and training to faculty and Graduate Employees (GEs) on the development of curricula and course materials that take advantage of instructional technologies and apply best practices in the online courses. The position is located in Eugene, Oregon, and is not eligible for remote work. Please note: This position is fully funded for three years, with a potential permanent placement based on the success of the online/distance education program. For a full job posting, including application instructions, please visit the UO Human Resources Website.

Media Services Manager
The Media Services Manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the video production and media services teams to ensure smooth operations and business continuity. This position coordinates the maintenance, repair, and support of classroom technology, media services, video production, streaming services, equipment checkout, and educational technology. Reporting to the Associate Director of CMET, the incumbent provides leadership in budget development, project management, new technology assessment, and staff scheduling. The incumbent provides excellent customer service to the campus community by ensuring the proper working order of high-quality instructional technology facilities, equipment, and services for all general pool and joint-controlled on campus and AV services for the UO Libraries. Working closely with the Manger of AV Design and Engineering, the position also coordinates instructor training on classroom technologies. The Media Services Manager assists in the management of web-based equipment inventory and checkout systems and determines circulation policies and fines as necessary.

This position also helps determine policies and procedures for equipment purchase and use. This position manages the front desk student budget and operations, and serves as the on-site supervisor for 2+ classified staff and for all student employees on the Classroom Technologies and Video Production teams. This includes hiring, evaluating performance, scheduling, training, and terminating employees. The incumbent also manages scheduled events and ensures smooth delivery of coordinated AV services across teams to ensure a holistic, user-centered event experience. The Media Services Manger actively engages with Library and IT professionals, UO faculty and staff, and with the broader professional community to facilitate effective and sustainable AV, media, and video prodiction services in support of the academic mission of the University of Oregon. For a full job posting, including application instructions, please visit the UO Human Resources Website.

eLearning and Open Educational Resources (OER) Librarian
The eLearning and Open Educational Resources (OER) Librarian provides a broad range of services related to the University’s and the Libraries’ online education and student success initiatives. This includes providing instructional design services and workshops for faculty related to best practices in the online and hybrid learning environments, developing online learning objects to enhance students’ information literacy/research skills and serving as a library contact for assigned initiatives related to online education. The incumbent will collaborate with colleagues in the UO Libraries, the University, and across the state of Oregon to advance the adoption and creation of Open Educational Resources (OERs) and affordable course content. The incumbent also may provide guidance and referrals as appropriate to others on open licensing, copyright, and accessibility in the online education environment.

This position brings together digital scholarship with digital pedagogy through open education, digital technologies, online education, blended learning, and the integration of faculty-based digital scholarship and research into teaching and learning. The eLearning and OER Librarian position reports to the Head of Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) with a dotted-line report to the Libraries’ Center for Media and Educational Technologies (CMET). The position also works closely with the UO representative to OpenOregon, subject specialists, the Office of the Provost’s Teaching Engagement Program, and other campus partners.

This position is funded for two years, with a potential permanent placement based on the success of the University’s online/distance education program and the Libraries’ OER-related initiatives.  For a full job posting, including application instructions, please visit the UO Human Resources Website​.

Undergraduate Engagement Librarian
Reporting to the Head of Research and Instructional Services, the Undergraduate Engagement Librarian works collaboratively with library and campus partners to build connections and infuse information literacy instruction and library engagement throughout the undergraduate experience. While a member of the RIS department, the Undergraduate Engagement Librarian engages with all UO Libraries faculty and staff across the Eugene campus, in Portland, and the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. This person works to advance student success and teaching excellence by developing and coordinating initiatives to enhance the quality and quantity of instruction provided by the Libraries.  For a full job posting, including application instructions, please visit the UO Human Resources Website


General Information:

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.

  • 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 Shelley Harshe.


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