Assistant or Associate Librarian for Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

Teaching, Learning, and Research Services, Cline Library

Special Information

This is a 12-month continuing status eligible Academic Professional position at the Assistant or Associate Librarian level. Appointed rank commensurate with experience and qualifications. Candidates’ application materials should address how they meet minimum and preferred qualifications. Only complete applications will be considered.

Job Description

Northern Arizona University seeks a creative, collaborative, and collegial Assistant or Associate Librarian for Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences (EIAS) toserve as the library’s primary liaison to the College of Engineering, Informatics and Applied Sciences (CEIAS), NAU’s newest academic college 

Reporting to the Head of Teaching, Learning and Research Services (TLRS), the successful candidate will be an active and effective team member responsible for the design, delivery, and assessment of instruction, services, and programming that contribute to student success and research excellence at NAU. NAU’s growing research program includes three new PhD programs in CEIAS. There is also a strong emphasis on undergraduate research programs, informatics, and high speed computing.

The EIAS Librarian will work with CEIAS academic departments and programs to foster innovation in library services, implement new technologies, and leverage best practices that support students’ success and the growth of their critical thinking, collaboration, experimentation, and entrepreneurship skills. The EIAS Librarian will also collaborate with university, business and community partners to expand engineering, informatics and applied sciences knowledge and explore opportunities to leverage its application 

Responsibilities include:

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered for rank of Assistant Librarian: 

To be considered for rank of Associate Librarian, the minimum above AND:

Preferred Qualifications


Assistant Librarian: $56,000 - $62,000 – Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Associate Librarian: $63,000 - $69,000 – Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.


This is an Academic Professional (APF) position.  NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents.  More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan).  New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date.  Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. If a new employee chooses the ASRS retirement option, participation in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, will begin on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment.  Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of employment.  More information is available at the NAU HR benefits page

Submission Deadlin 

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2019.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 604409, and then click on "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. 

Applications must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a resume/curriculum vitae; and (3) names and contact information for three professional references.

If you need assistance completing your application, there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

FSLA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service.  AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.