Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor and Resource Acquisition Librarian - University of Illinois at Chicago

The University Library of the University of Illinois at Chicago seeks an energetic and knowledgeable librarian to be a part of our Resource Acquisition and Management Department. The Resource Acquisition Librarian manages purchasing and processing of monographic materials and supervises staff in this unit.  The successful candidate will be a vital part of the department’s management team and will report to the head of Resource Acquisition and Management.  

The Resource Acquisition and Management Department performs acquisitions, cataloging, electronic resource management, and collection maintenance for the library system as a whole.  The department works collaboratively with colleagues at all library locations to provide excellent services to our students, faculty and staff.

This clinical track appointment includes the expectation that that faculty member will be actively engaged in and contribute to the profession through scholarship and service related to professional and scholarly interests.  This includes publication, presentation, and committee work at various levels.  Expectations are further outlined in the norms for clinical appointments, available at  


  • Supervise staff in ordering, paying for, and processing physical materials, including books, standing orders, and media
  • Oversee all aspects of shelf-ready purchasing 
  • Manage approval plans
  • Establish and maintain relations with vendors of physical materials
  • Monitor fiscal year spending, evaluating and reporting on budget expenditures and managing fiscal close
  • Evaluate materials purchasing to determine most effective choices
  • Collaborate with electronics resources staff on joint projects 
  • Maintain fund structures in the integrated library system
  • Serve as part of departmental leadership team


Master’s degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association, two years of professional library experience or equivalent professional experience, knowledge of library acquisitions procedures and standards, demonstrated proven ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with diverse groups and individuals, keen analytical and problem-solving skills, evidence of ability to meet University standards in scholarship and service commensurate with appointment as a clinical faculty member.


Experience developing workflows and policies for library acquisitions, experience in an academic library, experience using an integrated library system for acquisitions; supervisory experience.


Salary and rank commensurate with experience; the minimum salary for a full-time twelve-month appointment is $51,333  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 required. This appointment is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois and UIC United Faculty Local 6456, IFT-AFT, AAUP.

For fullest consideration, apply by November 30, 2018 with cover letter, supporting resume, and name and address of at least three references. The position close date is December 14, 2018.

All applicants must submit an online application through To apply, click on the following link:

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. 

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.