Science & Math Librarian

at James Madison University (view profile)
Published March 7, 2023
Location 880 S. Main Street Carrier Library MSC 1703, Harrisonburg, VA
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Education Requirements Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or international equivalent. Current students who graduate prior to the start date are encouraged to apply. Target start date is July 2023. Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and trends in information literacy, such as inclusive pedagogy. Demonstrated user-centered approach to providing services and resources, including research consultations and reference assistance Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills to effectively work with diverse communities. Working knowledge of good project management practices, with the ability to meet deadlines and work with a high degree of accuracy. Articulated ability to help foster an inclusive and equitable work environment.
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $60,000.00
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $65,000.00
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Pay Grade Instructional Faculty


JMU Libraries seeks a proactive and collaborative library professional to provide services as a Science & Math Librarian in our Research & Education Services department. The liaison will work with the following departments: Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Geology & Environmental Science, Physics & Astronomy, and Mathematics & Statistics. The candidate will provide instruction, research, and reference assistance to students and faculty. This position will help support data information literacy for the CSM. The position will support collection management efforts through regular development and review of scientific information sources. As a member of the Research & Education Services team, the candidate will also collaborate with other colleagues to provide support to interdisciplinary programs and general information literacy education.

This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track position with instructional faculty status. We anticipate hiring at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidate will report to the Director of Research & Education Services. The JMU Libraries faculty are governed by the policies established in our Promotion & Tenure Guidelines ( and the JMU Faculty Handbook ( Individuals are evaluated annually on Job Performance, Scholarly Achievement & Professional Qualifications, and Professional Service.