The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) invites applications
from innovative, dynamic, and service-oriented librarians who as
the Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Health Sciences will
provide visionary leadership and strategic management to support
the education, research, clinical, and community engagement
missions of the Library of the Health Sciences in Chicago and the
regional library sites in Peoria and Rockford. Reporting to the
Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, the Associate
University Librarian for Health Sciences works closely with the
Dean to develop long-range planning and implement initiatives that
support the health sciences community.
This tenure system appointment includes the expectation that the
faculty member will be actively engaged in and significantly
contribute to the profession through research/scholarship and
service related to professional and scholarly interests. This
includes publication, presentation, and committee work at various
levels. Support for scholarship and professional development,
including funding, research leave, and mentoring, are provided to
foster candidate success (https://library.uic.edu/about/employment/faculty-support).
Expectations are further outlined in the norms for tenure track
UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research
universities, a Carnegie R1/VH research institution, and the
largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 33,000 students,
comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and
is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian
American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution
(AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16
colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized
multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic,
corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full
complement of health sciences colleges and the only public law
school in Chicago.
About the UIC Library of the Health Sciences
one of the largest health sciences libraries
in the nation and continues to support education,
research, and clinical practice in the
Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing,
Applied Health Sciences, Pharmacy,
and the School of Public Health; the UIC
Medical Center Hospital and Outpatient Care Center, and other
affiliated health care institutions. The Library of the
Health Sciences holds more than 725,000 volumes and 5,200
journals and has a dedicated Special Collections department with
such distinguished collections as the History of Nursing and
Pharmacy Collection, the Kiefer Collection (urology), the
Percival Bailey Collection (neurology), and the Nyhus
The Library of the Health Sciences employs approximately 15
faculty and 20 staff in five departments across three locations.
Librarians hold faculty status, are active researchers and are
engaged in significant campus and professional service. The UIC
Library faculty ranks 6th among U.S. academic library faculties in
the number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals. The
Library faculty is actively embedded in the curricula across
disciplines through its liaison relationships with each
About UI Health
The University of Illinois Hospital & Health
Sciences System (UI Health) provides comprehensive care,
education, and research to train health care leaders and foster
healthy communities in Illinois and beyond. A part of UIC, UI
Health is a clinical enterprise that includes a 465-bed tertiary
care hospital, 21 outpatient clinics, and 11 federally qualified
Mile Square Health Center locations. With campuses in Chicago,
Peoria, Quad Cities, Rockford, Springfield, and Urbana, the health
system includes the academic and research activities of the seven
UIC health science colleges: Applied Health Sciences,
Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy; the School of Public
Health; and the Jane Addams College of Social
- Provide steady and empathetic leadership for the Library of the
Health Sciences and foster an empowered and collaborative
environment within and across the three health science library
- Define and oversee the delivery of health sciences library
services that are responsive to current and future needs of
students, faculty, and other library users.
- Provide direct supervision to department heads and indirectly
supervise other faculty and staff at the Library of the Health
Sciences in Chicago, Rockford, and Peoria.
- Provide mentoring and career development advice to health
sciences library faculty and staff.
- Serve as a member of the library’s senior management team to
provide strategic and operational leadership for the University
- Partner with academic units outside the UIC Library of the
Health Sciences to integrate into curricula, scholarly endeavors,
and clinical activities.
- Actively seek opportunities and implement plans for community
engagement with the broader Chicago, Peoria, and Rockford health
- Establish and maintain strong relationships with the UIC health
science deans, directors. faculty, and hospital personnel.
- Actively engage in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
that support diverse communities and create a welcoming environment
- Collaborate with the AUL for Administration and the Human
Resources Associate on various University Library centralized
services (i.e., facilities, space planning, etc.).
- Advise the dean on budgetary matters concerning the health
- Assist the dean with donor relations and fundraising and
solicit funds from external sources through grant
- Coordinate the health sciences libraries participation in NNLM
Region 6 through the Partner Outreach Program.
- Represent the library through participation in local, regional,
and national cooperative, outreach, and professional
- Represent the health sciences libraries in state-wide
committees of academic library consortia and health and medical
science library consortia.
- Participate on or lead a variety of campus-wide and
library-wide committees and task forces.
Research indicates that applicants from underrepresented groups
are hesitant to apply for positions if they do not meet all the
required and preferred qualifications. We want to emphasize that
the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are
committed to helping our future colleague develop these preferred
skills. Additionally, applicants are encouraged to communicate the
ways in which their work fulfills the required qualifications in
ways that may not be obvious.
- Master's degree from a program accredited by the American
Library Association (or from a master's level program in library
and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate
national body of another country).
- Five or more years progressively responsible experience working
in a health sciences environment.
- Three or more years’ experience supervising professional
- Demonstrated commitment to fostering an environment of
diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Demonstrated teaching and or public presentation skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills contributing to a collaborative
- Ability to meet the requirements in scholarly research and
publication, professional service and librarianship commensurate
with a tenure system appointment at UIC.
- Experience working in a health sciences library.
- Experience with the faculty promotion and tenure process.
- Demonstrated record of research, publication, and or
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of emerging trends in
health sciences librarianship.
- Demonstrated familiarity with scholarly resources used within
the health sciences and/or related fields.
Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience. Benefits for a twelve month
appointment include 24 days vacation; 12 days annual sick leave
with additional disability benefits; 11 paid holidays; medical
insurance (contribution based on annual salary; coverage for
dependents may be purchased); two dental plans available; life
insurance paid for by the State; participation in one of the
retirement options of the State Universities Retirement System
compulsory (8% of salary is withheld and is tax exempt until
withdrawal); no Social Security coverage, but Medicare payment is
For fullest consideration, apply by Friday, May 20,
2022, with cover letter, C.V., one-page statement
regarding DEI training and/or initiatives, and name and contact
information for at least three professional references. The
position close date is June 10, 2022.
In addition to your cover letter, please share a
one-page statement that details any diversity, equity, and
inclusion training and/or DEI initiatives that you have either been
part of or led.
Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee,
Kellee E. Warren, at email@example.com.
All applicants must submit an online application through
apply, click on the following link: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=163967
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candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment.
Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair
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The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action,
equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional
commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly
receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We do not
discriminate on the basis of
sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion,
national origin, disability, protected
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