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Science Librarian

Closes on Friday, March 01, 2019
Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina

Science Librarian


Clemson University Libraries seek an innovative and collaborative librarian to support education and research in the sciences. The Science Librarian will provide research assistance, instruction, collection development, and outreach services for science and engineering disciplines. This is a 12-month tenure track Faculty position and works under the direction of the Head of Information & Research Services.

Responsibilities include:


Research Services

  • Works with the Science Team to support education and research for selected departments in the College of Science; College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences; and College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences. Departmental assignments will be determined with the input of the successful Science Librarian candidate upon hiring.
  • Provides general reference service (on call and virtual) as well as in-depth research assistance in science and engineering disciplines
  • With other Science Team members, provides support for patents and trademarks, engineering and industry standards, citation management tools, and the SciFinder chemistry database
  • Works collaboratively across the Libraries to support various initiatives including Open Access, Open Educational Resources, data management services, and digital initiatives
  • Assists researchers with the review of data management plans and development of grant proposals
  • Engages in professional development such as attending conferences, workshops, and webinars related to job functions


Instruction & Outreach

  • Teaches course-related library instruction sessions and designs instructional materials for classes
  • Creates and maintains library research guides (LibGuides) and other instructional tools to help students, faculty, and staff effectively use science and engineering library resources
  • Participates in outreach and instructional activities


Collection Development

  • Builds and manages library collections in selected science and engineering disciplines, including updating collection policies, selecting print and electronic materials, and weeding
  • Works with Science Team members to determine shared collection purchases and priorities


Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

  • Develops a focused program of high quality research and creative accomplishments, consistent with professional responsibilities and the Libraries’ mission and goals



  • Actively participates and demonstrates leadership in professional responsibilities that serve the Libraries, University, profession, and community


Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship, or a relevant, accredited graduate degree in another scholarly field as deemed appropriate by the Libraries
  • Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science- or engineering-related field
  • Familiarity with research in one or more science disciplines
  • Experience designing, teaching, and assessing library instruction
  • Experience selecting and deselecting materials for an academic library collection
  • Demonstrated understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace


Salary and Benefits

Faculty rank and competitive salary based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. Various medical plans, dental plans, and retirement plans are available. 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 12 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity.



Clemson University is a major, land-grant, science and engineering-oriented research university in a college-town setting along a dynamic Southeastern corridor. Ranked as one of America’s Top 25 Public Universities by U.S. News & World Report, Clemson is an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit, and a competitive drive to excel. Centrally located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson is in one of the fastest-growing areas of South Carolina, and a two-hour drive to Charlotte and Atlanta.


Application process

Applicants should electronically submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio: Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and three (3) confidential letters of recommendation. Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by March 1, 2019 will be guaranteed consideration.


Closing Statement Clemson University is an AAO/EO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion,

sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


Jan Comfort, Chair, Science Librarian Search Committee

(864) 656-5168