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Instructor, Science and Engineering Reference Librarian, University of Maine, Orono, ME


Position services as the primary librarian to the signature areas of engineering and engineering technology. Works as part of a team to support the instructional, research, scholarship, creative activity, and public service missions of the University of Maine, by providing information literacy instruction and design assistance, reference service, research assistance, and collection development. Participates in fostering learner success to assist with creating and innovating for Maine and beyond, and to help grow and steward partnerships. Typical hiring range for this position is $42,500 to $49,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Reference Services
  • Information Literacy
  • Subject Liaison Duties
  • Student/Community Engagement
  • Collection Development

Complete Job Description

About the University:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,700 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university.  As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.

Further information about UMaine can be found at

The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life.  Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. 

Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.Qualifications:


  • Master’s degree in library science from a school accredited by the American Library Association
  • Reference Service experience at an academic level
  • Evidence of information literacy instruction experience
  • Experience creating web guides and/or tutorials
  • Clear understanding of the information needs of the members of a university community
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing


  • Subject experience with engineering materials
  • Collection development experience

How to Apply:

Apply online at

Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: June 14, 2021
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: June 22, 2021
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: June 28, 2021
Tentative start date: August 23, 2021