University of Richmond: Social Sciences Librarian

University of Richmond

Position: Social Sciences Librarian

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed beginning April 15, 2007 until the position is filled.

The University of Richmond seeks to fill a Social Sciences Librarian position. The Social Sciences Librarian will provide reference, instruction and outreach services in a full range of humanities and social sciences, with an emphasis on Political Science, Government Information, and Rhetoric and Communication Studies.

As part of the University of Richmond Libraries, the Social Sciences Librarian manages and develops collections to support the Political Science and Rhetoric and Communication Studies Departments. This position also oversees the library's Federal Depository Library collection (7% selective depository). The Social Sciences Librarian provides library instruction for liaison areas and the freshman library skills program as well as leverages existing and emerging technologies to develop web pages and deliver library services.

Leading candidates will have familiarity with the scholarly domain of the social sciences, especially political science, government information, and rhetoric and communication studies and a demonstrated teaching ability and familiarity with teaching pedagogy for information literacy. Customer services must be a priority. Excellent communication skills with an energetic presentation style are key.

The University of Richmond ( is a private, highly selective residential university with a national and international profile located on a beautiful campus in Richmond, Virginia. It is noted for its challenging academic programs, excellent facilities, commitment to undergraduate education and strong resource base. Richmond has five schools (Arts and Sciences, Business, Leadership Studies, Law and Continuing Studies) with a full-time undergraduate enrollment of 3,000 students.

Interested candidates should visit and completely fill out the application including cover letter and resume. Applications will be reviewed beginning April 15, 2007 until the position is filled. The University of Richmond welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity. EOE