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Job ID: 110003

STEM and Health Sciences Librarian
Duquesne University

Date Posted Aug. 7, 2018
Title STEM and Health Sciences Librarian
University Duquesne University
Department Gumberg Library
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Pittsburgh, PA
    United States
  • Professional Staff
  • Library

This full-time non-tenured library faculty position reports to the Head of Research Engagement and Health Sciences/STEM Initiatives. Collaborates with colleagues and disciplinary faculty to develop, promote and provide library instruction and information literacy initiatives. Serves as a departmental liaison and member of the library’s STEM-HS team to develop and deliver a range of innovative library services that facilitate the curricular and research needs of students and faculty in STEM and health sciences disciplines. Provides advanced level support for searching scientific databases. Supports researchers through bibliometric analysis of scholarship, and participation in systematic reviews; serves on the library Systematic Review Committee. Leads the library’s efforts to support student researchers submitting works to the Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium and Graduate Student Research Symposium.


  • Serve as the primary liaison to the Schools of Natural & Environmental Sciences and Health Sciences and provide support for the Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy as well as other university STEM and health sciences programs as needed.
  • Work collaboratively with school and library faculty to integrate the library into STEM and health sciences curricular and research programs, including marketing library resources and services, providing instruction, assessing needs, and developing new workshops or classes that meet the needs of scientists and health professionals.
  • Provide specialized library support for researchers in the STEM and health sciences fields including collaborating on research projects, providing in-depth consultations, and performing mediated database searching.
  • Create complex advanced literature searches to support systematic reviews, other advanced reviews, and comprehensive literature searches.
  • Teach required interprofessional research skills course (UCOR 103) for health sciences students. Participate in curricular design of online and traditional versions of UCOR 103, including developing learning objects, assignments, and other course materials.
  • Assists faculty in selecting materials for the collection, reviews library holdings in assigned STEM and health sciences fields, and contributes to accreditation reports.
  • Provide general research assistance through multiple modalities in accordance with the library’s mission and user service guidelines.
  • Monitor scholarly and clinical publishing trends and their impact on information and library services to STEM and health sciences students and faculty. Participate in relevant continuing education activities in librarianship, sciences, and health sciences.
  • Serve on appropriate library and university committees, including leadership of selected committees; serve on professional organization committees related to position responsibilities and in alignment with promotion criteria.
  • Participate in scholarly and professional activities including publication of journal articles and book reviews, and presentations at regional and national professional conferences that contribute to the practice of academic, science, or health sciences librarianship.

  • M.L.S. or M.L.I.S. from an American Library Association accredited institution or foreign equivalent
  • Minimum two years of professional experience in an academic, medical, or science library or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated effectiveness teaching STEM or health sciences library and information literacy instruction in traditional and online formats
  • Knowledge and expertise using STEM and health sciences bibliographic research databases and information resources
  • Experience working effectively with diverse user groups including students, faculty, clinicians, staff, and other library users
  • Demonstrated record of designing, prioritizing, completing, and assessing projects in a timely manner.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience appraising information sources in multiple formats and making purchase recommendations
  • Ability to work in a collegial, collaborative work environment and maintain positive professional working relationships with disciplinary faculty members, supervisors, and peers
  • Must be able to meet the criteria for the library’s promotion process at the level of Assitant or Associate Librarian.

Bachelor’s degree in a STEM or health sciences discipline, or two years of experience working with STEM or health sciences faculty and students, or equivalent experience. Experience conducting advanced literature searches, systematic review searches, and/or bibliometric analyses. Second Master’s degree in an academic discipline, in the sciences, health sciences, or a related field, or advanced coursework in Library Science.

Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions.

Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region’s HERC (

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty and staff job applications electronically. Please send a letter of application describing your experience and interest, CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references to

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.

  • Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.

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