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Two Non-Tenure Track Faculty Librarian Positions
Duquesne University

Date Posted May 9, 2018
Title Two Non-Tenure Track Faculty Librarian Positions
University Duquesne University
Department Gumberg Library
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Pittsburgh, PA
    United States
  • Professional Staff
  • Library

Gumberg Library at Duquesne University is currently recruiting for two non-tenure track, faculty librarian positions to be a part of the newly created Collections and Metadata Services Department, the Acquisitions Librarian and the Access & Discovery Librarian. These positions will provide exciting opportunities for professional growth, while contributing to and shaping the future direction of this newly formed unit, as well as the library as a whole. They also reflect the Library’s and the University’s continued commitment to excellence through transforming its collections, services, facilities, and staffing.

If you are a highly motivated, data-oriented and collaborative individual, please consider applying for the Acquisitions Librarian position. Reporting to the Assistant University Librarian for Collections & Metadata Services, the incumbent will lead the acquisition and licensing of information resources in all formats, including print monographs and serials, e-books, e-journals, streaming video, databases and other formats as they evolve. This individual will also oversee ordering, receiving, licensing, payment, and vendor relations. Other duties include serving on appropriate library, university, and external committees and working groups. The successful candidate will be excited to grow into this position, while experimenting with redesigning workflows and proposing innovative approaches for using current systems fully; will be eager to assist in the creation of a work environment that fosters creativity and innovation to support the evolving climate of collection development and acquisitions. For the full job description and to apply please visit

If you are an innovative, technologically savvy, service-oriented person, the Access and Discovery Librarian position is for you. This position will provide leadership and support for optimizing access and discovery of the Libraries’ extensive electronic collections, including but not limited to databases, electronic journals, electronic books, and streaming media via the Library’s discovery system, link resolver, online catalog and website. Reporting to the Assistant University Librarian for Collections & Metadata Services this position will play an integral role in the evolution, development and implementation of new strategies relating to discovery and the user experience. The successful candidate will be motivated by challenges in a changing library landscape; will be energized by collaborative efforts; and will work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. For the full job description and to apply please visit

For both positions, incumbents will participate in continuing professional development, contribute to the professional literature, and activities of professional organizations in order to meet the library’s requirements for promotion, which includes a commitment to research, professional development and service.

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 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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Contact Information

  • Marla D. Bradford
    Office of Human Resources
    Duquesne University
    600 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15282
  • 412-396-1403
  • 412-396-2236


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