Position Vacancy Announcement: African American Studies Librarian at UF

African American Studies Librarian

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

University of Florida

George A. Smathers Libraries

The University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries seek a candidate for the African American Studies Librarian position, who will be responsible for the overall development and management in all formats of the African American Studies collections in Library West, with a focus on the humanities and social sciences disciplines. This position also serves as a key partner, collaborating with and advising Special and Area Studies Collections (SASC) on related African American collections and programming. This is a year-round (12 month) tenure-track library faculty position.

The position supports the African American Studies Program, as well as related interdisciplinary programs offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in areas such as the Departments of English and History. Responsibilities include analyzing the University’s programs in and related to African American studies, collaborating with librarians and academic faculty to establish collection profiles and selection guidelines, and evaluating existing collection strengths and current collecting intensities.  The position collaborates with other employees, providing support in the broader areas of the humanities and social sciences, especially overlapping, interdisciplinary areas; provides general and specialized subject area reference services, research assistance, and library instruction; and participates in branch and libraries-wide outreach programming.

The search will remain open until January 24, 2023, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at https://hr.uflib.ufl.edu/prospective-employees/current-openings/vacant-faculty-positions/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.